ACUPUNCTURE is adapted from Traditional Chinese Medicine, which has been applied to humans and animals for thousands
of years. It was truly holistic, even in ancient times.
It has been developed and refined, since those early days,
but the basic principles still hold good. It is a holistic therapy, when used properly, taking into account environment, diet
and lifestyle, when treating a sick patient.
Acupuncture uses needles (or some other form of stimulation) inserted
into specific 'acupuncture points', sometimes far removed from the perceived site of trouble, to help regulate and
balance the energy flow through the 'meridians' or 'channels'.
It is suitable for use in all species,
young or old, pregnant or lactating. Dogs, cats, horses, ponies, donkeys, goats, cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry are
commonly treated. Cage pets, birds and wild species, so frequently difficult to treat with conventional medicine, also respond
Chris Day is a holistic vet and acupuncture vet and has used animal acupuncture (veterinary acupuncture) for
more than 28 years.
see also: www.equineacupuncturevet.co.uk