All Creatures Veterinary Care

Basalt, CO 81621






Acupuncture - Chihuahua outside receiving treatment 



Acupuncture has been practice in both humans and animals for over 4,000 years in China. The practice involves the stimulation of a specific point located on one of the 12 meridians in the body. These meridians distribute Qi, also know as the life force or vital energy.

Disruptions in the flow of the Qi cause imbalances in the body and may result in illness, pain or disease. Acupuncture restores the flow of Qi and allows the body to heal. Recently, research has shown acupuncture points to be located in areas of the body where there is a high density of nerve endings, blood vessels, mast cells and lymphatic vessels.

Acupuncture releases neurotransmitters, beta-endorphins and other substances that relieve pain and promote other physiologic effects in the body. Acupuncture is indicated for musculoskeletal problems, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal illness, respiratory disease, endocrine and metabolic disorders, skin disease, behavioral problems and geriatric weakness.