Acupuncture can be used to treat a number of different conditions in animals, and is exceptionally good at helping to control pain levels in our pets.

Acupuncture is the process of inserting very fine needles into trigger points or muscle bodies which we believe inhibits the nerve pathways that cause pain; it also improves circulation near to the needles which helps promote healing.

It is also thought to stimulate the release of pain relieving chemicals in the brain and spinal cord which result in good levels of pain relief.

Our acupuncture consultations last for 30 minutes so that we are able to assess the individual before performing acupuncture. Most pets accept this readily and often will become very sleepy and relaxed during the procedure, they are often keen to come in for repeat visits! We recommend an initial course of 4 treatments, usually given 1 week apart.

It’s important to remember that acupuncture is not a replacement for conventional medicine. We use acupuncture in conjunction with conventional medicine offered to maintain your pet’s health and well-being.

Acupuncture is routinely used to treat painful conditions, or slow healing wounds in cats, dogs and even rabbits here at AllPets.

The following are examples of the conditions which acupuncture can be of benefit in:

* Arthritis (inflammation of a joint)
* Muscle and ligament sprains and strains (overstretch injuries and inflammation)
* Back Pain
* Lick granulomas and similar chronic skin conditions
* Pain
* Hip dysplasia

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