Acupuncture is an ancient form of treatment where fine needles are inserted into the body at specific 'points' and left in place between 10 and 20 minutes to encourage a therapeutic effect. Frequency of treatment varies but generally three treatments are performed, one week apart. After this time continuing treatment and the frequency will much depend on the individual animal's need.
It can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Skin problems such as lick granuloma
- Lumbosacral disease
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain
- Other painful conditions
- Some behavioural problems
- Some forms of gastrointestinal and urinary tract disease
Other conditions can be discussed for appropriate treatments.
Acupuncture is not an exact science but after treatment animals often have more energy and show marked relief from pain. Approximately 70% of animals respond to treatment. Some show quite dramatic improvement after the first treatment, whereas others respond more slowly or occasionally not at all.
Please make an appointment to discuss the needs of your pet.
"We are so grateful to Paul Manning and all the staff at Aston Lee. Our 15 year old cat has had a very tough year with digestive problems and some arthritis in her hips and one knee. The arthritis was making her limp quite badly and Paul suggested a course of acupuncture might be helpful for her. Since the treatment has finished she has stopped limping, is able to jump much more easily and even plays at times, something she hasn’t wanted to do for a while. The acupuncture has resulted in a big improvement in her quality of life, including an improvement in her digestive condition. We are so glad to see our cat looking and feeling so much better." K and R. December 2013.