Acupuncture is a very ancient healing method that originated in China.
According to acupuncture principles, good health care (in humans and in animals) is maintained when energy circulates freely in the body in the form of blood, nerve impulse, neurotransmitters, emotions etc.
Such energy is called Qi which flows smoothly through the meridian channels in different but perpetual cycles. Each meridian is connected to a specific body organ through the acupuncture points located in the body surface. Any obstruction in the flow of Qi triggers disease (illness). Acupuncture is the insertion of a needle to specific points to activate a response. These points are stimulated or calmed by manipulation, heat or electricity. In this way the affected energy flow is restored whether it is less (lack of energy) or more (energy excess).
Acupuncture is often used for treating muscular pain, osteoarticular problems, allergies, digestive and respiratory symptoms, internal organ malfunction and many others.
Subject to the complaint, the most important aspect to be taken into consideration is the combination of the specific points located and the number of needles used. The number will vary according to the patient’s ailment.
Acupuncture sessions last 20 to 30 minutes and are repeated at regular intervals. Animal acupuncture is successfully performed without pain – animals relax and enjoy the whole procedure.