Acupuncture is complementary to conventional medicine, not an alternative. It is an element of an integrated approach to healthcare in which all aspects of the patient’s well-being, including diet, lifestyle, and emotional state, are considered.
Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into key points of the body. The needles are single-use and sterile. The stimulation of the needles modifies pain perception and releases certain hormones. This can improve the animal’s sense of well-being, break the self-perpetuation of chronic postural problems, normalise body chemistry, support rehabilitation and improve disease resistance. Most dogs respond well to acupuncture.