Acupuncture has been used successfully to treat both animals and humans for thousands of years and is now increasingly being used by leaders in the veterinary field, for chronic pain and to maintain your pet’s health and wellbeing.
Particularly suitable for dogs and cats, the advantages include:
Feldon Vet Georgina Hawkins provides Acupuncture
Georgina is an experienced veterinary surgeon with 16 years experience in the companion animal sector and uses acupuncture in conjunction with conventional medicine to provide pain relief.
Georgina has completed the Foundation Course in Western Veterinary Acupuncture and is studying for the WVAG Award.
For her full bio, see Georgina’s profile page.
About Veterinary Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the ancient art of placing needles into special locations on the body to alleviate pain and increase recovery rates. Acting primarily through the central nervous system, it affects musculoskeletal, hormonal and cardiovascular systems.
Acupuncture causes the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and therefore no chemicals are administered. This means it is one of the safest therapies.
The Western Scientific approach uses fewer needles than the traditional Chinese therapists and inserts them directly into acupuncture and trigger points.
Conditions which often benefit from acupuncture include:
- Back and spinal problems
- Problem wounds
- Side effects of chemotherapy
Most of Georgina’s patients are osteoarthritic pets which need more pain relief than conventional medicines can provide, or pets who do not tolerate these drugs well.
The treatment of animals with acupuncture can only legally be performed by a qualified veterinary surgeon. Specific training in acupuncture is essential.
For more information about acupuncture please download our What is acupuncture flyer and to make appointments, including referrals, please contact our Kenilworth surgery.