Vet Category: Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been practised by Eastern cultures for thousands of years and involves the placement of needles into locations on the body in order to treat a wide range of disorders.
Acupuncture can be divided into two approaches: Traditional Chinese Medicine, which aims to restore the balance between physical, emotional and spiritual factors and is considered a holistic approach, and the Western Method, sometimes known as the ‘Scientific Method’ this describes the actions of acupuncture in terms of the neuro-endocrine systems including endorphin and serotonin release as well as the autonomic nervous system. It is possibly best to combine these two approaches and to use acupuncture to compliment conventional veterinary medicine where appropriate.
When to use:
Acupuncture has been used to treat humans for many centuries and is now being applied to many animals suffering with a range of conditions. It can be used as an aid in the management of a number of dehabilitation illnesses. These include:
Chronic Gastrointestinal Disease
Chronic Renal Failure
Chronic Respiratory Conditions
Hip / Elbow Dysplasia
Muscle and Ligament Sprains/ Strains/ Spasms
Stress Related Disorders
Urinary and Faecal Disorders
I offer a home visit service within 15 miles of Yatton, North Somerset. Initial consultations last around 45 minutes, subsequent sessions are around 30 minutes. Initially I recommend weekly treatments for 3-4 weeks, and depending on the patient that may be all that is needed or sessions may reduce in frequency.
Before treatment a referral form will need to be signed by your vet. Please contact me if you have any other questions or to request a referral form.