Ailsa Main is a veterinary acupuncturist and has been studying and using acupuncture since 1995. She has a certificate in veterinary acupuncture: Cert Vet Acupuncture (ABVA) and has studied the Western Scientific approach and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach.
Western scientific approach
This is predominantly used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, in particular, chronic pain problems. Treating by both segmental and distal points to affect the painful area by “pain gating” in the spine and inhibition of pain in the central nervous system.
Traditional Chinese Medicine approach
Which is very holistic and considers emotional, environmental and hereditary factors in the disease pattern. These two approaches may be combined to be particularly helpful in chronic disease states, either to complement orthodox treatment or when orthodox medicine has failed.
If clients are interested in acupuncture as a therapy for their pet we can arrange referrals to her.