How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine, solid, sterile needles into the skin and muscles.
Treatment is well accepted by most pets and works by altering the pain signals reaching the brain and modifying disease. It relaxes painful muscle spasms and causes release of endorphins, the body’s own painkillers, natural healing chemicals and also there is evidence for immune system stimulation.
Acupuncture is indicated for many musculoskeletal disorders and osteoarthritis, where is can help to reduce the requirement for other medication and improve wellbeing.
Acupuncture is also of value for non-healing wounds eg: lick granulomas and helps to normalise bladder and gastrointestinal function.
An initial course of 4 – 5 weekly treatments may be required and then followed with ongoing monthly top-up therapy to maintain effects.
Think acupuncture can help you pet?
Contact Louise our trained acupuncturist and she will gladly discuss your options.