Acupuncture For Pets And Infants Is A Same Thing.

The positive physiological effects of acupuncture are not limited to (adult) humans. You may be surprised to read that this treatment can actually benefit your child or even your dog. In fact, many of the same things that might make you turn to Chinese medicine for relief – stress, pain, fear – might also find relief in your little one. Read on to learn more about the ins and outs of acupuncture for pets and babies.

The Benefits of Acupuncture for Pets
“There’s a whole field of veterinary acupuncture,” says Monadan, LAc. and MTOM acupuncturist and founder of Vie Healing.” All types of animals can benefit if they suffer from chronic organ problems or physical setbacks, such as body part injuries, arthritis, allergies, or even skin conditions.”
Vanessa Mergulh?o, a licensed acupuncturist at Saffron Temple Hospital, adds that it can also be a good alternative or complementary treatment for respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions.” Veterinary acupuncture has recently been added to canine cancer treatment regimens to help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, boost their immune systems and improve quality of life. Dogs usually respond well to acupuncture treatments, and most dogs feel so relaxed that they will even fall asleep during a session.”

Benefits of Acupuncture for Children
However, it doesn’t end with your dog. Your baby could also be a candidate for acupuncture.” “Generally, acupuncture can be used to help treat gastrointestinal problems, colic, pain and jaundice in children,” says Vivien Eng, an acupuncturist at Gingerchi.” It is also helpful in reducing the severity of ADHD. If parents want their children to use less medication, they can consider acupuncture treatment. A lot of health problems stem from gut health, and acupuncture can help balance that.”

What does acupuncture do for babies and pets?
Acupuncture is also very helpful for babies dealing with milk teeth and skin problems.” The earlier the baby is exposed to Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the easier it will be for the parents and the better the results.” Dan said.” Usually, very fine hair pins are inserted in about 4-6 areas of the baby’s body and they are quickly removed. Some babies just need magnets like the 24K gold ear seeds. It depends on the baby.” With pets, the treatment depends on the animal.” Sometimes, when they are lying down, they stick needles in and the needles can be kept, and for others, they are inserted and removed quickly.” Dan said.

What else do you need to know?
It goes without saying that because of the risks associated with any form of invasive treatment (including bruising or bleeding), it is important to go to a specialist, but in general, the acupuncturist knows the location and depth of each needle. Typically, sessions last from 30 minutes to an hour, just like an adult.