Acupuncture is the practise of inserting fine, solid needles into the body for pain relief or, in some cases, to help the body deal with other diseases.
It works through the nervous system, blocking unwanted pain messages and encouraging the body to produce more of its natural painkillers and hormones. This helps to reset the body’s normal functioning. Most animals tolerate acupuncture really well, some even become relaxed and sleepy during the treatment.
Acupuncture is very safe, in the right hands. Legally it must be performed by a veterinary surgeon. The usual course of treatment with acupuncture is one session a week for four to six weeks. After four weeks we will work out a plan for the long term.
Acupuncture can be used to treat many conditions including osteoarthritis, disc and back problems and tendon and ligament injuries as well as other problems such as allergies.
Animals react in different ways to Accupuncture, it is a good idea to keep them quiet after a session. Do not change exercise, diet or medication unless it has been discussed with your vet.