Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the patients body to relieve symptoms of disease or promote well being. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. Under UK law the act of acupuncture can only be performed by a Registered Veterinary Surgeon.
Before acupuncture is given your pet will be examined to assess the condition being treated. As we at Herbal Vet Scotland believe in holistic practice we will assess more than just the presenting complaint and look at things like diet too. Patient response can vary, however, many animals become relaxed and even fall asleep. Acupuncture can be used to inhibit pain pathways and can also cause the release of hormones and chemical messengers in the body resulting in more generalised pain relief.
Acupuncture can be used for a range of clinical conditions or diseases including:
Muskuloskeletal disease such as arthritis, disc disease
traumatic nerve injury
Respiratory problems sch as feline asthma
Skin problems such as lick granulomas and allergic
Gastrointestinal problems such as diarhoea
Selected reproductive problems
If you think that your pet could benefit from acupuncture or would like to discuss their condition further please contact Reagan at Herbal Vet Scotland on 07786381674.
Reagan is qualified in both the western approach to acupuncture and she holds a diploma in traditional chinese acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupncture Society.
To find out more about acupuncture click on this link: IVAS