Similar to traditional acupuncture, electroacupuncture uses the same basic principles to stimulate the acupoints on your pet’s body. It involves the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles to encourage healing and stimulate the immune system.
Developed in China in 1934 as an extension of the ancient practice, the procedure includes the insertion of acupuncture needles as they would normally be used to get the resulting Qi reaction through hand manipulation. After this portion of the procedure, the veterinarian attaches an electrode to the needle to provide a continuous flow of stimulation to the acupoints.
Benefits of Electroacupuncture
- Allows for a longer stimulation of the acupoints for prolonged sessions
- Potentially reduces treatment time through continued stimulation
- Useful for difficult cases, such as severe arthritis, neurological damage or paralysis from conditions such as intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), Wobbler syndrome and musculoskeletal disease
Inna Veterinary Acupuncture and Mobile Medical Services offers animal electroacupuncture in Foster City, San Mateo, San Carlos, Belmont, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Redwood City and the surrounding areas.