Intro to Acupuncture/Acupressure
In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), there are meridians (energy channels) and acupuncture points covering nearly every body surface — even on our pets! Acupuncture points are tiny clusters of blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatic vessels. Application of pressure (acupressure) or other stimulation (needle, laser, other) creates an energetic affect to enhance blood circulation, nervous system stimulation or relaxation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones. Here are just some of the more common pressure points on dogs and cats.