Animal Acupuncture in the News

Kristen Sparrow • August 15, 2013


Dog getting acupuncture
Doesn’t hurt a bit!

This article discusses how acupuncture helps pets to walk again. Sweet!
I also like to point out that there is no “belief” or lack of belief working on animals, so no placebo problem. Many acupuncture studies are now done on animals, by the way.

I can heal things that I didn’t know was possible to heal,” said Mitsie Vargas, a veterinarian at Orchid Springs Animal Hospital in Winter Haven.  “We’ve seen animals that have been paralyzed for over six months or eight months and they have walked again.”

That is what happened with Gator.  “It was after his sixth session that he started to really walk,” Janelle said.
“It stimulates the nerves to reconnect and to change, basically different pathways,” is how Mitsie describes how acupuncture therapy works.