This treatment involves the stimulation of specific points in the body; usually by the insertion of very fine needles to aid pain relief, prevent certain illnesses and help in the treatment of certain conditions.
Dogs, cats and horses are being treated successfully every day in the UK and throughout the world by vets trained in acupuncture. In the UK, the law states that only vets trained in acupuncture can treat animals with needles. Human-trained acupuncturists can treat people, but not animals.
Kennel & Paddock’s acupuncture work is by veterinary referral and we liaise closely with the referring practice to ensure continuity of care.
Conditions that can be treated using veterinary acupuncture
Veterinary acupuncture has proved particularly useful for arthritis and lameness, back problems (including spondylosis and lumbosacral disease), prolapsed disc disease (PID), intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), degenerative disc disease, spinal injury, neck pain, back pain and paralysis. While no promises of success can ever be made, results can often astound.
Natural medicine stimulates the power of natural healing processes, so surprising results can and do often occur – even with very serious diseases.