Sports and Agility Injuries


Can Acupuncture Treat Serious Dog Agility Injuries?

Agility injuries are common in dogs. Dogs are athletes! While acupuncture can’t reset a broken bone, it can work wonders to get your little agile athlete back to running and jumping.

Serious injuries such as fractures, dislocations, torn tendons, and internal injuries should be first treated by a veterinarian, of course.

agility dogMedium to long term recovery from many of these injuries, however, can be effectively augmented by acupuncture, herbs and nutrition, shortening healing time and improving quality of life.

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine can also help reduce the pain and symptoms of post-operative surgery, arthritis, neurological issues, hip and elbow dysplasia, knee and shoulder injuries and pain. Most dog patients have improved performance in their agility after a series of acupuncture sessions.




Prevention of Sports & Agility Injuries

Chinese medicine has many tools to help prevent injuries and the recurrence of injuries. Through acupuncture, nutrition, herbal support, and proper preparation and training, injuries can be minimized or avoided. Chinese medicine is also helpful in treating old injuries that sideline your dog’s play in later years. Regular treatment helps your dog’s body stay in balance. A body in balance is less susceptible to injury and illness.

belgian shephardChinese medicine approaches health in a holistic manner. In the Chinese medical framework, the body is seen as an energetic collection of functions, in contrast to the Western view of the body as a mechanical collection of parts. This approach is very useful when Western approaches aren’t working or aren't working completely.

 

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