• 03 9439 0777
  • 164 Main Road, Lower Plenty VIC 3093
  • Mon – Fri(8am–7pm) - Sat(9am–1pm) - Sun & Pub. Hols.(Closed)

Acupuncture for Pets

At lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic we offer acupuncture as one of the holistic therapies for Melbourne dogs, cats and other pets. Originated from China, 4500 years ago, Acupuncture is the oldest system of medicine still used today. It is an ancient form of healing based on the theory that the body has the ability to heal itself.

The acupuncture works by inserting fine sterile needles into specific points (acupuncture points) on the body to stimulate its inherent self-healing process. Acupuncture points are sensitive points in the body that affect the circulation and flow of energy. In a healthy pet, energy is balanced and flows smoothly, however, an unhealthy or unwell pet would have its energy blocked. By inserting these needles in the specific acupuncture points, this blockage is released, allowing the body to re-balance and restore the pet’s health.

Acupuncture needles are inserted for about 20 minutes. Most animals that undergo acupuncture relax and enjoy the process, some may even fall asleep. An alternative method to needles is laser acupuncture. A customised treatment plan can be made for your pet depending on their condition. Acupuncture can also be used in conjunction with other naturopathic therapies such as Homeopathy, Animal Chiropractic and Laser therapies, as well as conventional medicine.

Lower Plenty Veterinary Clinic is a Conventional and Holistic Natural therapy clinic for pets in Melbourne. We offer acupuncture to treat many conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle and ligament injuries
  • Nerve weakness and paralysis
  • Poor appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Skin conditions
  • Chronic kidney conditions
  • Cystitis
  • Incontinence
  • Depressed immunity
  • Eye and ear ailments
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    Call us on (03) 9439 0777 or visit us for more information or to learn more.