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Do the Acupuncture needles hurt my pet? PDF Print E-mail
FAQs - Acupuncture (AP)

Everyone has at one time or another received a shot, or have had blood taken. So, we are all familiar with the "prick" of the doctor's needle and the discomfort that it brings. The reason for this is that medical hypodermic needles are stiff, hollow, and thick for forcing liquid into the patient's flesh, usually an uncomfortable, if not painful, procedure.

With this in mind, it is understandable that people are concerned about the same kind of discomfort for their pets. T

ypically, acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, no bigger around than a human hair or piece of thread. Deftly iserted into an acupoint by a skilled acupuncturist, the slender needle produces little or no sensation at all. When the needle makes contact with Chi, the engergy, most human patients experience a slight tingling sensation. Firt-time patients are susually amazed at how comfortable they are during treatments.

That being said, it is clear through repeated treatemens on a variety of pets that acupuncture needles are painless to you pets.


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