About To The Point…
I have pursued an interest in using acupuncture in chronic pain and disease management for over 25 years. It is an underestimated and underused treatment in many conditions. It should become a standard part of an integrated medical (and veterinary medical) care system, and it is at least earning ever wider acceptance in the medical / veterinary world.
My practice of acupuncture has continued to evolve through experience and a continuing interest in following the research (the “art” combined with the “science”). The methods I use are a blend of the classical Chinese approach (very palpation based) combining acupressure and TuiNa or manual body work with needle and laser acupuncture also based on the results of the emerging science. This method fosters the empathy connection between man & animal (between doctor & patient) that itself has a powerful effect on well being.
The vast majority of my patients respond exceptionally well to my approach. I rarely need to use a sedative for the anxious animal to receive acupuncture and they instead become “sedated” through the acupuncture treatment. It is a very satisfying treatment to offer due to the very positive feedback from clients and their animals.
I have recently put all of my professional time to acupuncture practice and teaching commitments for the ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists) and other CPD providers. I also have published on acupuncture in Veterinary Clinics of N America, Equine Veterinary Education, and Acupuncture in Medicine and will spend more time in acupuncture research as there is always more to discover and learn.