Veterinary Acupuncture

 

Can only be administered to animals by a qualified Vet.  Adam Durkin BVSc BSc MRCVS of Blenheim Veterinary Centre, Ashbourne will be running our new clinic.

Acupuncture originated in China, where they believe that energy or Qi (pronounced ‘Chi’) circulates around the body maintaining the vitality and health of tissues.  When the Qi flow is blocked, diseases can flourish.  The Chinese discovered that they could stimulate healing within the body by stimulating certain points ‘acupoints’ with needles, to release morphine like substances called endorphins and to change the way the brain and nervous system recognises an area of disease.  Acupuncture helps wake up the immune and circulatory systems.

The purpose of western acupuncture is mainly to help with pain relief and therefore can be extremely beneficial to animals who, for many reasons, cannot tolerate prescription drugs or for those who need a little extra help with pain management.  Acupuncture can also help arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia, disc disease, cruciate ligament damage, strains and sprains and chronic skin conditions.