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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!