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Animal Acupuncture

Animal Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Homeopathy
Judith Ellis Veterinary Surgeon BVMS MRCVS
Acupuncture & Homeopathy by referral. Acupuncture is an effective way of treating pain in pet animals with joint and back pain and arthritis.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of needles at points along meridian lines, which run along the body and limbs, for the relief of pain or treatment of disease.

What is Acupuncture used for?

It can be used to treat diseases but it is most useful for the relief of painful conditions of the joints, muscles and back. It is a good alternative to anti inflammatory drugs in cases where the animal cannot tolerate them.

How does it work?

There is no complete explanation for how it works but it can be partly explained by the "gate" theory of pain. Endorphins are released while the needles are in place. These are natural painkillers related to morphine and this explains the drowsiness experienced by some patients. However, a number of measurable physiological changes occur during needling and research into this is continuing.

How do I go about obtaining Treatment?

Ask your veterinary surgeon to refer you. This normally involves no more than your vet faxing through a case history and you telephoning for an appointment.

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Contact Name:
Judth Ellis

01692 403202

Fax Number:
01692 500944

Westover Veterinary Centre
Old Yarmouth Road
North Walsham
NR28 9AT

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