Difference between Acupressure and Acupuncture for dogs

Acupressure for dogs

After the great posting from our friends at the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute about Acupressure for dogs we have received many inquires about the difference between Acupressure and Acupuncture. Lets first state that they are not the same thing but are close in nature.

Acupressure: Has been in practice by the Chinese for many centuries, its done by applying pressure with your finger tips to certain parts of a dogs body called Acu-points to release blocked or trapped energy.

Acupuncture: The use of small-gauge needles are applied to various Acupuncture points on the canine body to stimulate nerves,  increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and reduce nausea. The needles can be used with or without an electric current.

Stay tuned as we are awaiting an article from a Vet who practices Acupuncture for dogs to tell us more in depth about the art of Veterinary Acupuncture

Acupuncture vs. Acupressure