We offer acupuncture in some circumstances where conventional treatment modalities have been insufficient in relieving all symptoms. The most common situation in which we use acupuncture is for musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, backpain or intervertebral disc disease that have failed to respond to other treatment options. We have also used it with some success in the treatment of epilepsy when conventional treatment has been insufficient in controlling seizures.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into body tissue at acupuncture points where nerve bundles and blood vessels come together. Sometimes we insert gold beads under the skin at acupuncture points instead of needles. Stimulation of acupuncture points is thought to stimulate release of natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory substances.
Stuart Burrough has been trained in veterinary acupuncture techniques.