Cat Acupuncture Chesapeake VA
Feline Focus: Treating Cats Holistically
|The health effects of feline botanicals, though widely marketed, are for the most part unproven.|
People seem surprised to learn that cats can respond as favorably as dogs to acupuncture, until they witness a cat purring contentedly while being treated. Three conditions lead to peaceful and safe feline acupuncture sessions:
- Flexibility in point selection gives the veterinary acupuncturist options for neuroanatomic stimulation that allow a cat to remain relaxed while still achieving positive results.
- Having an attentive assistant helps ensure the patient will not ingest an acupuncture needle.
- For the unusual cat who refuses acupuncture, low-level laser therapy can provide a degree of neuromodulation that can resemble, though not replace, the benefits of acupuncture.
Neuroanatomically designed studies on cats illustrate the effects and mechanisms of action for acupuncture for pain 1 , esophageal motility disorders 2 - 3 , neuroprotection after spinal cord injury 4 - 5 , hemodynamic regulation 6 and resuscitation. 7
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
Aromatherapy, the inhalation of highly concentrated plant-based oils, can cause euphoria or sedation in cats. Some respond even more strongly to the airborne volatile compounds from valerian root than they d...
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