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Acupuncture Services

The Chinese View of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been successfully used for thousands of years. It seeks to harmoniously balance the flow of energy through the body. Disease according to TCM is the result of blockages of the circulation of energy. Acupuncture addresses these blockages by stimulating carefully selected points on any of the body’s energy meridians.

The Western View of Acupuncture

Stimulating the skin, nerves and myofascia at certain points stimulates the nerves supplying that area. This induces biochemical and nervous changes in the spinal cord controlling that area, be it the musculoskeletal system or the internal organs, which brings about changes in the neurotransmitter environment at that segment of the cord, modifying the pain pathways and releasing Endorphins.

Acupuncture services are delivered by:

Dr Mar Alonso

Mar has more than 18 years experience in animal care as a Conventional Veterinary Surgeon. She has always had an interest in gentle ways of healing and has been undertaking postgraduate studies in different disciplines within the Complementary Therapies area. In 2011 Mar started taking Acupuncture and Laser Referrals in Haslemere. In May 2015 Mar opened the Petersfield Centre of Holistic Veterinary Medicine.

Conditions that may benefit

Acupuncture Treatments

The treatment involves the use of ultra fine single use solid needles or the stimulation of the points with the laser beam depending on the patient.

Acupuncture sessions last about 30 minutes and the needles remain in place for 10-20 of these, again it will depend on species and individual patient.

Animals often feel very relaxed and sedated and many times will fall asleep during the treatment.

The treatment of all species above will generally involve dietary and environmental changes as well the therapies offered in a holistic approach to your pet health condition and welfare.

Please note: A diagnosis will always be pursued before the establishment of a treatment.