Acupuncture has been used for centuries in China in human and veterinary medicine. In Central Europe, its popularity has grown in the last few decades, and also in Finland people have become more aware of it.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture uses a variety of mechanisms. Simply said, it works through the nerves routes to the different internal organs, muscles, bones, joints, etc. The nerves are stimulated at specific points using needles or laser.
In the so-called trigger accupuncture, a tense muscle is directly relaxed by applying needles. The use of trigger therapy follows more the western way of thinking, where the symptom is treated directly. In Chinese medicine, the problem points are often found in different locations than the sypmtoms.
How do the animals respond to the treatment?
Animals rarely resist against the therapy because the needles are very thin and do not cause pain. In addition, endorphines are released, which normally cause the animal to relax. Many even enjoy it.