Treatments

I’m travelling once a month to Dunedin and Invercargill and I’ll be back in Dunedin on Thursday the 14th of March and Invercargill on Friday the 15th of March. Please get in contact with me if you would like to make a booking for your dog.  027 826 4323

Dog Acupuncture Therapy:
Acupuncture is recognized by the International Veterinary Academy for Pain Management!

What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a style of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been in practice for more than 2,500 years.
Acupuncture, in its simplest sense, is the treatment of conditions or symptoms by the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body in order to produce a stimulation and response.
Acupuncture is from the Latin words, “acus” meaning ‘needle’ and “punctura” meaning ‘to prick’.
Traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, focuses on the underlying cause of disease, not just the symptoms manifested in each individual patient.

What condition can be treated with acupuncture?
* Musculoskeletal – osteoarthritis, vertebral disk disease, degenerative joint disease
* Neurological – seizures,  epilepsy, laryngeal paralysis, facial and nerve paralysis and other central nervous system disorder
* Gastrointestinal – vomiting, diarrhea, constipation
* Respiratory – asthma, coughing
* Dermatological – allergic dermatitis, any skin related problems

How safe is acupuncture and does it hurt?
Acupuncture is very safe performed by a qualified practitioner. Some animals may experience minor discomfort when needles are being inserted, but my needles are so thin that most patients tolerate them very well. Acupuncture is known to have a relaxing effect to the point that some animals even fall asleep during treatment.

 

Canine Massage/Myofunctional Therapy:
The term “myofascia” refers to the muscle, “myo” and the connective tissue that surrounds and attaches the muscle, “fascia”.

Massage is a type of alternative treatment that promotes health in animals. It will help with:
* Relaxation
* Pain Management from Chronic Pain and discomfort of Arthritis and Hip Dysplasia
* Relief from Muscle Tension, Soreness, Spasm and Weaknesses
* Speed Up Healing Process
* Improve Range of Motion in the joints as well muscle tone
* Ease Aging Asepcts
* Reduce Emotional Problems, due to Trauma, Anxiety and Fear

Benefits of Massage:
Massage increases the flow of many systems. Blood, Lymphatic, Cerebral Spinal Fluid, Synovial Fluid and Chi.


My treatments are not, nor are they intended to be a substitute for traditional veterinary care. They are complementary forms of health and care!