If your pet has a broken bone, seek out a qualified veterinary surgeon. There are many common treatments for broken bones in pets and other veterinary surgeries that require anesthesia. A broken bone can also be treated with splints and other aids to immobilization. But there are different ways to treat your pet’s broken bone without anesthetic supplies. One of such ways is to contact an acupuncturist. The pops the question, does acupuncture work for pets? Before we explain if it is or not, we would begin first with defining what Acupuncture is, then would we discuss if it works for pets or not.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese healing method that uses physical movement and pressure to help patients solve their problems. It has been practiced since the 1920s. And it did not become popular until the 1970s as a complementary form of medicine. Now, there are millions of people who use Acupuncture today.

Acupuncture involves using needles to regulate and balance a person’s mental force field, also known as aura. It is used to treat or prevent illness, improve physical and emotional/mental health balance. As an alternative health care method, Acupuncture combines conventional medicine with Asian traditional medicine.

Acupuncture can help people with physical problems that do not respond to other forms of treatment. It can give people a sense of control over their bodies and bring about positive improvements in areas they used to hurt.

Does Acupuncture work for pets?

As funny as it sounds, yes, it does.

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Acupuncture was first used to treat humans following surgery, and still today, many dogs and cats are treated with Acupuncture to treat conditions including digestive problems and minor injuries.

Acupuncture for pets involves using surgical needles to stimulate the puncture points on the body of the animal to relieve pain. Once the needle is inserted, it relaxes the muscles located there and in other parts of the pet’s body. It does this by stimulating natural anti-inflammatory substances. The stimulation of anti-inflammatory substances by Acupuncture reduces the need for medication drastically.

Acupuncture has been studied in regards to treating pets with a condition similar to those found in humans. It works by relaxing the pet’s body and allowing subtle energies to flow through the dog or cat’s body, helping to balance out stress hormones. As there are no systemic effects to using Acupuncture, it can be essential in treating ill-health pets. The most common Acupuncture used for pets is trigger point relief, where movement could cause an increase in blood pressure, anxiety relief, and circulation.

Lesions that are difficult to treat because they tend to turn into irritating sores can be treated with Acupuncture, and it can complement anti-inflammatory and antibiotics. In addition, pets with kidney or liver damage have shown an increase in appetite after multiple acupuncture sessions. Though Acupuncture might cure such an illness, it makes it manageable for the pet to bear.


Yes, Acupuncture does work for pets, and in some cases, Acupuncture could be the only treatment that allows your pet to lead a longer, healthier life. However, you might need to check your dog’s primary health care to direct you to a professional veterinary acupuncturist if you want to do Acupuncture on your dog.