Greenway Veterinary Acupuncture we are delighted to be able to offer our services
to the clients and patients under the expert care of Blythwood Vets
Blythwood Vets and Greenway Veterinary Acupuncture
Blythwood Vets has a progressive outlook on new advances in veterinary care and complimentary, integrated medicine, coupled with attention to a patient’s individual needs.
This has allowed Greenway Veterinary Acupuncture to combine their home-visit acupuncture service with Blythwood's personalised care plans.
What conditions can acupuncture be used for?
Acupuncture reduces the pain associated with chronic musculoskeletal conditions (eg arthritis, hip dysplasia, ‘back pain’) and is successfully used alongside a patient’s medical, surgical and physiotherapy treatments.
There is a growing body of research into the application of acupuncture to aid recovery and management of a number of other medical conditions and the pain associated with other chronic and/or inflammatory diseases, as well as in reducing post-operative pain and speeding recovery.
How does acupuncture work?
Research is ongoing into the full extent of the neurophysiological effects of acupuncture but current evidence shows that it affects nerves, muscle tissue and blood vessels local to the acupoint and stimulates nerve pathways within the spinal cord and brain to inhibit ‘pain pathways’.
Acupuncture also causes pain-killing chemicals to be released, such as endorphins and opioids, and it inhibits the release of certain inflammatory substances. These effects are ‘analgesic’ and reduce the patient’s pain and inflammation and promote tissue healing.
If you’d like to know more about the suitability of acupuncture for your pet, please contact your vet at Blythwood or feel free to contact us directly with any general questions about acupuncture.
Acupuncture for pets