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Acupuncture...for animals?

Acupuncture has been practiced on humans in China for more than 4,500 years. The first use of acupuncture on animals can be traced to the western Jin dynasty period of China from 136 to 265 A.D. Studies have shown that acupuncture can increase blood flow, lower heart rate and improve immune function. Acupuncture also stimulates the release of certain neurotransmitters like endorphins, the body's natural pain-killers, and smaller amounts of cortisal, an anti-inflammatory steroid.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture may be defined as the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method, resulting in a therapeutic homeostatic effect. The specific point on the body is called "Shu-zu" or an acupoint. Research shows that acupoints are located in the areas where there is a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, small arterioles and lymphatic vessels. Most acupoints are motor points that through stimulation release beta-endorphin, serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Therefore, acupuncture is well supported for pain relief by these scientific studies.

Dr. Clare Seagren