Holistic Medicine & Acupuncture

Dr Deborah Abbenhuys is a qualified Veterinary Surgeon and Acupuncturist.

She is registered with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and attends regular international updates in the field.

History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture has long been utilised as a method of treating imbalances in the body which can lead to both acute and chronic disease. Earliest references to acupuncture in animals hail from the Chinese who wrote about these treatments around 500AD. They were great observers of animals and the environment and were tuned in to minute changes in animal habits, body language and physical body surfaces. Many animal treatments were formulated during this period but only became available in Europe in the late 1600's and finally spreading to American and Australia in the 1970's.

What Problems Can Be Treated?

Acupuncture can assist with pain and musculoskeletal problems. The Chinese also treat many other health issues this way. Examples including anxiety, bleeding disorders, diseases of internal organs, vomiting, diarrhoea, incontinence, geriatric disorders, laminitis, hip dysplasia, skin disease, behaviour issues, coughs and sinus disease.

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