We’re proud to be a centre of excellence for veterinary acupuncture
Did you know that acupuncture can work just as well on animals as it can on humans, providing pain relief and improving mobility?
There aren’t many veterinary surgeries around the UK able to offer this unique treatment to their patients, but we’re happy to have a fully qualified Veterinary Acupuncturist on our team.
How can acupuncture help animals?
Acupuncture is the ancient art of placing fine needles into certain locations of the body to alleviate pain, and it’s a technique that’s been used in veterinary practice in China for at least 3000 years.
Today it’s used all over the world, either by itself or in conjunction with western medicine, to treat a wide variety of diseases in all domestic animals.
Acupuncture is not a cure-all solution, but it could help improve your pet’s quality of life.
It’s many uses and benefits include:
- Pain relief
- Stimulating the body’s natural defence systems
- Efficiency in a range of problems including chronic diseases
- An alternative option when harmful side effects from drug use are a concern
- Being used for conditions unresponsive to medication
- Being used to complement conventional medicine
Acupuncture is generally well tolerated by dogs, cats and even rabbits, and a positive response is usually seen after just two sessions (sometimes even immediately).
Although some animals benefit from a light sedation beforehand, lots of others enjoy the fuss – some have even been known to fall asleep during the procedure.
“Josh has acupuncture from Angie on a regular basis to help him with his numerous health issues. We have all noticed a huge improvement in him physically and he really enjoys his sessions, he is full of beans immediately afterwards.”
Miss Stewart with Josh, a six-year-old boxer
To find out how acupuncture could help improve your pet’s life, call 01444 456886 to speak to our specialist