Bright Side, has been offering acupuncture as part of a multimodal approach and complementary treatment for many of our patients to assist with pain and inflammatory conditions. Acupuncture can be particularly useful where a patient may not be able to tolerate conventional therapies or medicines or where despite using surgical and medical treatment the outcome is still not as effective as desired.
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine whereby fine needles are inserted at certain specific points in the body to stimulate nerves under the skin and muscle. This results in the body producing natural pain-relieving endorphins that have beneficial effects on inflammation and painful conditions.
At Bright Side Vets we are happy to take acupuncture referrals to aid a patient’s treatment. Whether that is alongside a surgical or medical approach that has already started or as an alternative treatment where a conventional approach has not been able to be fully utilised.
If you want to learn more, please arrange to speak to Kelly directly who is our resident acupuncturist.