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Acupuncture FAQs

Acupoints may be stimulated in a variety of ways. These techniques include dry needling, moxibustion, aqu-acupuncture, and electro-stimulation. Whatever tools are used, the goal is always the same: to restore the flow of Qi and allow homeostasis to return.

Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Very few side effects have been found in clinical cases.

Each session may take 20 to 60 minutes. Each session may take 20 to 60 minutes.

It depends on the nature, severity, and duration of diseases. A single treatment may be enough for an acute condition. A series of 3 to 10 treatments can resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may need monthly treatments over time.

Proper acupuncture therapy may induce distention and a heaviness sensation along with the contraction of local muscle. Over 95% of patients are comfortable with acupuncture therapy. Some animals will fall asleep during acupuncture treatment. Sedation is not recommended before acupuncture treatment as it may interfere with the acupuncture effect.

It depends on location, practitioner, species, and disease. A typical range of fees for a single session of acupuncture will vary from $40 – $200.

Only licensed veterinarians are eligible to practice acupuncture in most states in the USA. A certified-acupuncture training course is highly recommended before performing veterinary acupuncture.

A qualified veterinary acupuncturist near you can be found at