We are now offering acupuncture at PHP!

18th June 2024

Vets have used acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions in animals for over 3000 years. Needles are inserted into specific points on the body to produce a healing response for numerous ailments and to provide pain relief. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated.

Benefits include:

  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improves flow of inflammatory cells
  • Relieves muscle spasms 
  • Activates the immune system
  • Releases hormones such as endorphins which are the body’s pain control chemicals.

Acupuncture can be used to treat a range of conditions such as:

  • Arthritic disease
  • Cancer
  • Spinal disease
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Metabolic diseases such as kidney failure
  • Skin diseases
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Behavioural modification

Is acupunture painful?

Acupuncture is performed using sterilised thin needles. There is occasionally a brief moment of sensitivity as the needle penetrates the skin. Most animals then relax and fall asleep during their treatment. 

Is it safe?

Acupuncture is one of the safest therapies your pet can be given. Side effects are very rare and may only include very occasional swelling around the site of the needle. Certain animals especially with chronic disease may deteriorate slightly and temporarily before improving. 

How often and for how long should my pet be treated?

Treatments last for up to 30 minutes and initially are treated 1-2 times weekly for 4-6 weeks. Individual needs are then tailored to regarding further sessions.

The Pet Health Partnership 6 The Parade Moorland Way Upton Poole BH16 5JS 01202 624140
The Pet Health Partnership 17 East Street Wareham Dorset BH20 4NN   01929 552599
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Outside our normal opening hours please phone our Out of Hours Emergency cover:-

01202 747678

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