Acupuncture complements regular veterinary care
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is part of the ancient healing art of Chinese Medicine where disease is seen as an imbalance in an organism.
Healing involves restoring the balance and can be with the aid of acupuncture, massage, herbs, dietary and/or lifestyle changes.
Acupuncture involves the use of fine delicate needles or heat to stimulate specific points on the body to effect healing.
What conditions can it be used for?
Acupuncture can be used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the treatment of the following:
- Disorders like arthritis, muscle and tendon strains and associated lameness
Brain disorders like epilepsy, local nerve paralyses
- Digestive disorders e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, chronic vomiting or diarrhoea
- Breathing problems like asthma or sinusitis
- Kidney and Bladder disease like incontinence, recurring bladder infections, bladder stones and chronic renal failure
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Skin disorders e.g. eczema, allergies, itching
- Eye problems like ulcers, recurring infections, dry eye, cataracts
Behavioural disorders e.g. excessive timidity, dominance aggression, fear aggression
- Immune disorders e.g. autoimmune diseases
- Neoplastic disorders e.g. tumours, growths
- Old age related problems like loss of vision, hearing or forgetfulness
- Breeding disorders