Our Acupuncture Services
Acupuncture can be used to treat a number of different conditions in animals, and is exceptionally good at helping to control pain levels in our pets. Andy routinely treats cats and dogs with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a system of healing which has evolved from the Chinese and other Eastern cultures over thousands of years. It is now a process of placing needles into special locations on the body to alleviate pain and increase the recovery rate.
Acupuncture is the process of inserting very fine needles into trigger points or muscle bodies which we believe inhibits the nerve pathways that cause pain; it also improves circulation near to the needles which helps promote healing. It is also thought to stimulate the release of pain relieving chemicals in the brain and spinal cord which result in good levels of pain relief.
It’s important to remember that acupuncture is not a replacement for conventional medicine. We use acupuncture in conjunction with conventional medicine offered to maintain your pet’s health and well-being.
The following are examples of the conditions which acupuncture can be of benefit in:
- Arthritis (inflammation of a joint)
- Muscle and ligament sprains and strains (overstretch injuries and inflammation)
- Back Pain
- Lick granulomas and similar chronic skin conditions
- Hip dysplasia
A course of laser Acupuncture is usually carried out weekly and can last over 6 weeks depending on the nature of the condition being treated.
Once the initial 6 weeks have been completed it may be advisable to carry on with the laser treatment fortnightly or monthly depending on the condition being treated. Read more about laser acupuncture at Holme Veterinary Centre.