In order to trigger a therapeutic response, acupuncture requires inserting special acupuncture needles into certain sites on the body.
Nerve fiber stimulation close to the needle tip is the first step in the major therapeutic benefits of needling. Then, as a result of these stimuli, adjustments are made that assist in balancing neurotransmitter activity and nerve signaling from the “periphery”—the acupuncture point—to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and autonomic nervous system centers, which control functions like glandular activity, immune function, digestion, mood, and more. Acupuncture also relieves stress in the muscles and fascia, the fibrous network that surrounds the body.
For thousands of years, veterinarians in China have utilized acupuncture to cure illnesses and as a preventative measure. To elicit a therapeutic response, it entails inserting specialized acupuncture needles into certain body sites. Numerous problems in all animal species are treated with acupuncture either on its own or in conjunction with conventional western medicine.