Pet Acupuncture in Exeter, NH

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Acupuncture in both animals and humans involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points of the body to produce a healing response. Every acupuncture point is related to specific actions when stimulated. Acupuncture has been used in veterinary medicine around the world in many species of animals. Today, acupuncture is used around the world in virtually every species of animal. Clinical research has shown positive results in both animals and humans.

what to expect

How We Support Your Pet:

  • Traditional and Holistic Treatment Options
  • A Team That Is Knowledgeable and Skilled in Acupuncture
  • A Safe and Gentle Treatment That Helps the Body Heal Itself
frequently asked questions

What Types of Acupuncture Do You Offer?

In addition to traditional acupuncture, we are proud to offer the following:

  • Electroacupuncture increases stimulation through electrical frequencies to specific areas within your pet's body. Studies have shown that this treatment can be beneficial for treating paralysis.
  • Laser Acupuncture is an alternative to traditional needle-based acupuncture. The low-level lasers we use do not produce any heat and can help regenerate cells, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and even stimulate hair growth. Laser Acupuncture is gentle and is often well suited for young, old, or nervous pets.
  • Aquapuncture: Aquapuncture is the injection of fluids into acupuncture points. Often this is the injection of Vitamin B12 or homeopathics or Vitamin B12 with homeopathics together. Often we will combine aquapuncture with spinal manipulation to maximize the benefits of the adjustment.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide range of conditions in animals. For dogs and cats, we may recommend acupuncture for some of the following:

  • Musculoskeletal issues including arthritis
  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin issues 
  • Gastrointestinal problems 
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Allergic dermatitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

For large animals, below are some of the conditions where acupuncture may be considered:

  • Musculoskeletal problems 
  • Neurological problems
  • Skin issues
  • Respiratory issues
  • Gastrointestinal problems 
  • Minor sports injuries

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Although acupuncture is an ancient treatment, many recent studies have been done to prove that it works. Acupuncture is based on the specific point selected, the method of stimulation, and the duration of stimulation resulting in specific changes in the central nervous system. Acupuncture points have pain-relieving properties associated with them which activate specific pain-association brainstem regions.

Acupuncture can assist the body in healing itself through these physiological changes. Treatments can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and cause the release of hormones including endorphins - one of the body’s natural pain control chemicals.

Is Acupuncture Comfortable for My Pet?

For small pets, the insertion of the needles is virtually painless. In all animals, once the acupuncture needles are in place, there is no pain. Most animals will become very relaxed and even sleepy during treatment. If you have concerns about pain during acupuncture treatments, please let us know, and we will discuss the specifics.

If the animal is resistant to needle acupuncture, we will offer Bicom electro-acupuncture instead.

At Holistic Animal Healing Clinic, our goal is always to help your pet live a long, happy, and healthy life. If you have questions about pet acupuncture in Exeter or any of our services, or you would like to schedule an appointment, call us today at 603-772-7387.


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