Dr Christine Gee is a qualified and registered veterinarian practicing acupuncture and chiropractic therapies. She holds appointments at the Croydon Pet Hospital to assist patients with a number of painful ailments and has had great success in treating arthritic conditions with her natural therapies.
What is Animal Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is primarily concerned with the well-being of the spine, particularly from a ‘mechanical’ point of view. The spine itself houses and protects the spinal cord – part of the nervous system – linking the brain with the rest of the body. When there is abnormal movement at any point of the spine, there is almost always a disruption in the nerve traffic through that part of the spine, and will hence affect whatever those nerve pathways are travelling to.
Chiropractic gets results by ensuring the joint biomechanics of an animal are as close to normal as possible, aiming to reduce inflammation and pain associated with any abnormal movement.
What is Animal Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the technique of using very fine needles that pierce the skin at specific points in order to treat or prevent disease. It is perhaps one of the oldest forms of medicine in the world, and along with herbal medicine probably one of the oldest forms of veterinary medicine in the world. Although pets have only recently been treated with acupuncture in the West, in China, horses, cows and pigs have been treated for well over 3000 years!