Does your pet have any of the following problems?
• Hip, back pain or disc disease
• Kidney and liver problems
• Liver problems
• Nerve damage
• Chronic painful conditions like spinal pain
• Feline asthma and sinusitis
• Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)
• Gastrointestinal disease
• Terminal disease requiring palliative care
If the answer was YES to any of these problems, then why not make an appointment to see Veterinary Acupuncturist Emma Styles on a Thursday afternoon.
Acupuncture is a very old medical treatment which involves placing needles into acupuncture points, which are points just under the skin or in muscle that have a good nerve supply. When we stimulate an acupuncture point we get a response at three levels. At the local level (in the area of most pain) there is a beneficial effect on circulation, immune function and muscle relaxation. At the spinal level acupuncture inhibits pain in the affected spinal segment. At the central (brain) level release of neurotransmitters, hormones and endorphins produces further pain relief and a sense of wellbeing.
Acupuncture is useful in the treatment of both in acute injury and chronic disease. It can be particularly helpful for long-term pain relief, in animals that react badly to conventional drugs, or to speed recovery after any kind of surgery.
Emma Styles is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA). She has been practicing in Australia and the UK since 1989.
Veterinary acupuncture in the UK is an act of veterinary surgery and can only be performed by a qualified vet.