There are two approaches to the teaching and theory of acupuncture (AP): Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) The Western scientific approach The Western Scientific definition of acupuncture is… “A therapeutic modality involving insertion of needles using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology & evidence-based medicine”. TCM sees the body as having two opposing forces, Yin and Yang, […]
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How Can We Tell if Dogs and Cats are In Pain?
It’s a very good question! How can we tell if dogs and cats are in pain? In part one of this article, anaesthesia expert Matthew Gurney explains the importance and some of the challenges to providing adequate pain relief for dogs and cats. Do animals feel pain like us? Yes they do. However, for many […]
by expert Matthew Gurney on January 4, 2013 category Pain Control
Keeping Pets Pain Free After Surgery
Of course your first concern when your pet is scheduled for surgery is ‘how painful are they likely to be?’ Firstly, rest assured that the myth that animals do not feel pain (and so we don’t need to do much about it) has been relegated to the depths! So how do we control pain in […]
by expert Matthew Gurney on October 21, 2012 category Anaesthetics, Pain Control