Types of Acupuncture
Traditional acupunctureThe insertion of acupuncture needles into specific acupoints on the body. These acupoints are on described meridians (or channels) through which energy or “chi “ flows. Specific points are chosen based on each animals’ individual condition or diagnosis.
Electro-AcupunctureAs with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Different frequencies can be used to decrease pain or stimulate nerve function. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other.
AquapunctureAquapuncture is the injection of a small volume of sterile fluid (such as saline or vitamin B12) to stimulate an acupuncture point. This can be used to extend the response when needed or to treat points when traditional needles will not stay in place.
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