Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine reported in history and originated from ancient Chinese medicine. The basis of acupuncture is that fine, sterile needles are inserted into prescribed spots on the body which connect to various body systems (the nervous system, endocrine system, circulatory system and lymphatic system etc) in the aim to regulated the flow of “Chi”(energy).
In scientific terms, needling of particular points results in the release of chemicals in the muscles, cranium and spinal cord.  This cascade of chemical mediators can alter the perception of pain and lead to release of other chemical mediators that orchestrate organ function. This stimulation of chemical communication utilises the body’s own ability to heal itself.

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What conditions is acupuncture beneficial for?

There is a evidence linking the positive benefits of acupuncture for the following conditions:
– musculoskeletal
– gastrointestinal
– respiratory
– urinary
– skin
– reproductive
– neurologic
– behavioral disorders, as well as for stress.
– cancer patients (for symptomatic management)

Will it hurt?

The needles used for acupuncture are very fine. Some points may be more sensitive than others but Dr Marion is very gentle and it’s not uncommon for her patients to fall asleep during their treatments.

What kind of animals do you treat?

Acupuncture can be used in all species, however here at Supervets we focus on domestic small animals (e.g. dogs and cats).

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