Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. It has been practiced for as long as 5000 years in some parts of Western Europe.
Dr Anna Huynh is a qualified veterinary practitioner at Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital who combines acupuncture with conventional medicine and surgery.
The main healing effects sought by acupuncture are the relief of pain and modulation of inflammation. Very fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to promotethe release of neurotransmitters and hormones that regulate blood flow, normalise autonomic function and relieve pain. According to the Australian Veterinary Association, research shows an increase in endophorins, red and white cell counts and cortisol levels in the blood stream after acupuncture treatment.
The needles used for acupuncture have rounded adges which result in the separation of skin and muscle fibres during insertion. This is less painful than the cutting edge of hypodermic needles used to give vaccinations. The most sensitive part is the skin and once the needle is through the skin, there is no pain placing the needle further into the muscle. With rapid application, the needle penetrates the skin and your furry friend should not react.
What conditions can acupuncture treat? Musculoskeletal and chronic pain, urinary, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, behavioural, eye, ear and geriartic diseases.
If your pet can aided with Acupuncture please phone 9626 9561 to book an appointment with Dr Anna.