Acupuncture is a method which has been used for thousands of years in humans and animals to maintain good health, to fight disease or pain and to boost the body’s natural immune system. The placement of needles can be superficial to the skin or deeper within muscles over specific points depending on the animal’s problem and the acupuncturist. The vast majority of our furry patients enjoy the treatment and generally fall asleep by the end of the session!
Common conditions treated with Acupuncture:
Osteoarthritis and chronic pain
Hip and Elbow dysplasia
Spinal pain including disc disease and muscular back pain
Post operative orthopaedic recovery and rehabilitation
Physiological conditions such as urinary and faecal incontinence, constipation, feline asthma and others
All needles used are disposable and sterile. The placement of the needles is generally not painful and induces a very euphoric and relaxing feeling for your pet. Acupuncture points are used all over the body depending on the condition treated which may vary from session to session. Patients of very nervous disposition or animals in severe pain may need sedation but this is rarely required. Generally 4-12 needles are placed and left for 10-20 minutes.
Veterinary acupuncture in the UK is defined by law as an act of veterinary surgery. This means it can only be practised by a suitably qualified registered veterinary surgeon.
Alice has been practicing the western approach for the last 5 years. Alice provides a bespoke service for you and your pet and can come to your home where it is a safe and relaxed environment for your pet.
The first consultation is 1 hour and includes a full medical review and clinical examination. Subsequent visits are 30-45 minutes depending on your pet. For chronic problems, we encourage at least 1 or 2 sessions a week for the first 4-6 weeks and then taper and space out the sessions. A tailor made program however is created for each pet depending on the ailment that we are treating. Alice works closely with your primary veterinary surgeon to ensure we are working together for the utmost care your pet’s needs.
Prices are £50 for the initial consultation and £40 for subsequent visits.
Packages available (after initial assessment first consultation):
Buy 5 sessions for £180
Buy 10 sessions for £350
For any enquiries on veterinary acupuncture or if you would like to book an appointment with Alice, please feel free to use the contact page and we will reply as soon as we can.
Member of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA)