Acupuncture is a treatment in which specialist atraumatic needles are inserted by a specially trained veterinary surgeon into specific points of the body to provide pain relief, aid healing and reduce the impact of disease. It can be used to treat a wide variety of problems.

Before using acupuncture, an accurate diagnosis is needed and all potential treatment options should be considered.

Often acupuncture is used in conjunction with other more widely recognised methods of treatment and is considered complementary, but in other cases it can be used on its own.

Dogs, cats and even rabbits are treated with acupuncture at our Corsham surgery with vet Tina Scudder.