What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture has evolved from an ancient Chinese art which involves placing needles in specific anatomical locations to relieve pain and increase injury recovery rates.
It can be performed by specially trained veterinary surgeons and we are pleased to be able to offer this to you and your pets at The Stocks Vets.
What to expect
After a consultation and full examination; very thin, small needles are placed and left in position for between 5 and 30 minutes depending on the patient’s individual requirements.
Usually a response will be seen after a couple of sessions and many patients will benefit from regular sessions, although this will not always be necessary.
You will need to allow 30-45 minutes for each treatment. Some common conditions that will benefit from acupuncture are for the management of chronic pain such as osteoarthritis, muscular strains/soft tissue injuries and in some cases as an aid to recovery after orthopaedic surgery.