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Through the use of acupuncture and integrative medicine it may provide several potential benefits for dogs with cancer or undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Although it's important to note that its effectiveness can vary among individual animals. 

Human and veterinary studies have demonstrated the benefit of acupuncture The National Institutes of Health (NIH) published a consensus report summarizing research findings which confirmed positive benefit on the effectiveness of acupuncture for chemotherapy-induced nausea as well as post-operative pain secondary to tumor removal. 

  • Pain Management: Acupuncture can help alleviate pain associated with cancer. It stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, providing relief to the dog.

  • Improved Quality of Life: Many dogs with cancer experience a diminished quality of life due to discomfort and side effects of cancer treatments. Acupuncture can help improve their overall well-being, leading to a happier and more active life.

  • Enhanced Immune System: Acupuncture may boost the dog's immune system. This can be especially beneficial for cancer patients, as a stronger immune system can aid in the body's fight against cancer cells.

  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety: Dogs with cancer often experience stress and anxiety. Acupuncture sessions are known for their calming effect, helping dogs relax and cope better with the emotional and physical challenges of cancer.

  • Supportive Care: Acupuncture can complement traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It can mitigate some of the side effects of these treatments and enhance their effectiveness.

  • Improved Appetite and Digestion: Some cancer treatments can cause nausea and appetite loss in dogs. Acupuncture may help stimulate their appetite and improve digestion, ensuring they get the nutrition they need.

  • Balanced Energy: Acupuncture is based on the concept of balancing the body's energy flow. By achieving this balance, it can help dogs maintain their overall health while dealing with cancer.


*It's essential to consult with our veterinarians who specializes in acupuncture to determine if it's a suitable treatment option for your dog's specific condition. Acupuncture should always be used as part of a comprehensive cancer treatment plan and under the guidance of a veterinary professional.

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