Acupuncture is an ancient therapy dating back many thousands of years. It is also one of the most intensely researched areas of complementary medicine in modern times.
At Aligning Canine Chiropractic, we focus on acupuncture treatment for musculoskeletal and some neuro-musculoskeletal problems.
The aim of musculoskeletal & neuro-musculoskeletal acupuncture is not only to reduce pain, although yes this is often an objective,
At this practice, canine acupuncture is generally used in conjunction with other tactile and manual therapies such as soft tissue massage, and mobilization & manipulation, providing a constellation of therapies that may complement each other.
Canine acupuncture-overview of how it works
Acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine is often explained as stimulating various points along channels or meridians to restore or normalize the flow of energy (chi/Qi) moving through them, and for other effects that promote healing.
In the traditional Chinese system, this is
From a Western perspective, acupuncture is often described and researched from a
There may also be hormonal, immunological & anti-inflammatory mediated effects from musculoskeletal acupuncture, an example being endorphin release.
Canine musculoskeletal acupuncture-Ashi or Myofascial trigger points
In musculoskeletal acupuncture, a very important aspect is the targeting of Ashi points. These points are not at a specific location on a