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Acupuncture

Acupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into special locations on the body, to alleviate pain and increase the recovery rate and resistance to disease. It is a system of healing which has been practiced by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses.

Acupuncture is used as an adjunct to conventional veterinary medicine. Specific diseases that may be treated using acupuncture in cats include:
    •    Chronic pain – especially due to arthritis
    •    Urinary and faecal incontinence
    •    Epilepsy
    •    Chronic  unresolved diarrhoea or constipation
    •    Immune dysfunction
    •    Chronic breathing problems – feline asthma/bronchitis
    •    Stress related disease, such as over grooming, inappropriate urination or aggression.

Acupuncture is normally well tolerated by cats and many go to sleep during their treatment!