What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the placing of needles into specific locations on the body, to alleviate pain and increase recovery rates, as well as improving your pet’s resistance to disease.
What are the benefits?
At Cheshire Pet we’ve seen impressive results with this procedure in many patients over the years. Your vet will discuss acupuncture with you if we believe it would be beneficial to your pet – used alone, or in conjunction with more conventional veterinary care, holistic treatments can be extremely successful, often with reduced side effects for the animal.
Conditions that respond well to acupuncture:
In traditional chinese medicine, acupuncture is used to treat many different conditions, but it's main use in veterinary patients is for painful conditions, including arthritis, spinal pain, muscle and ligaments sprains. It can also be used to treat some skin conditions. It can be used alone or more commonly in combination with other medical treatments.
Treatment normally begins with 3 or 4 half hour long sessions, once a week until signs start to improve and then revisits are spaced out, often to every 3 or 4 weeks depending on how long the effect lasts. Acupuncture can be performed on dogs, cats, larger rabbits and most pets find it a relaxing experience!
To find out more about the benefits of acupuncture, please ask any one of the team or contact us.