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Brief acupuncture history

October 22nd, 2009 No comments

Acupuncture is a technique to relieve all sorts of pains and ailments by inserting very thin needles in specific places on your body. Acupuncture derives from acus and pungere which basically means ”needle” and ”to prick” (e.g. inserting a needle). You can’t really stick a needle in your body by random and expect your headache to go away, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) tells us that the body is divided into ”meridians” on which the acupuncture points is situated. Traditional Chinese medicine also tells us that the meridians in our body is a sort of channel in which all the vital energy flows, ”Qi”. For people in the western society it can be very hard to grasp since it doesn’t make any sense to us, ”why would there be thing called Qi and vital vital energy flows?” There is no scientific proof for it and because of that acupuncture remains controversial among Western clinicians.

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What is dog acupuncture?

October 22nd, 2009 No comments

What is dog acupuncture?

Dog acupuncture is very similar to the acupuncture treatment done to us humans. I think it’s best to describe it thourougly and how it’s done on us before explaining any differences. The principle is very easy to grasp and what you really do in short is sticking very thin needles in your body. When these special acupuncture needles penetrate the skin you will get an increased bloodflow which helps damaged areas in your body to heal faster, or which wouldn’t heal by itself at all. The idea with acupuncture in short is to relieve pain (for example a really bad stomach ache), and just as us people dog or any other pet for that matter can feel pain and have many different kinds of ailments. And when you get older it is harder for the body to recover as fast since you generally don’t move as much as you did when you where younger. It is the same way with dogs.

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