Acupuncture and other therapies in your own home

Acupuncture, Acupressure, Massage Therapy, Chinese Herbal medicine, Nutrition Advice

The demand for Rae’s services is indicative of the growing popularity that Eastern therapies, including acupuncture, have in the Western world. 


Wolf, one of Rae's patients, relaxes before his treatment.

Because of the Chinese origins of her treatments, Rae deals with concepts such as yin and yang, and the life force called Chi. 

In Chinese philosophy, ill-health is said to arise from an imbalance in the Chi which, in turn, arises from an imbalance between the two polarities of Chi:  yin and yang.  This imbalance causes a loss of wellbeing. 

Integral to Rae’s treatment is diagnosis, the determination of the causes of an imbalance and the removal of those causes from the patient's environment. With the restoration of balance or harmony in the Chi, Rae’s patients heal and regain health and wellbeing. 

Interestingly though, it is the maintenance of wellbeing which is the traditional role of acupuncture and Chinese therapies.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

Acupuncture as a form of treatment for ailments can be traced as far back as the stone age and the ancient cultures of India and China.  However it is in ancient China that the acupuncture treatment offered by Rae developed.

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture achieves balance in Chi by communicating with body organs and tissues through channels or meridians.  Although there is no known physiological equivalent to these energy pathways a Western medical analogy for this type of energy transference may be seen in the relatively recent discovery of the relationship between brain chemistry and the immune system.

When watching Rae work you will notice the use of small-gauge needles being applied to various points on the body. The needles stimulate specific anatomic loci along meridians.

When this is done physiological responses are elicited by the body.  These physiological responses are integral to the treatment of almost any disease or condition and have a special place in the relief of pain.  Conditions treated by acupuncture may be localised or they may have spread throughout the body.

Chinese Therapies and Massage Therapy

Acupuncture can be used as a single treatment or in tandem with other Chinese therapies, including massage. Being committed to a holistic regime of treatment, Rae’s services include, in addition to acupuncture:

Rae will often incorporate these other therapies to enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture as well as to treat specific ailments such as emotional, behavioural and skin disorders.  Massage therapy covers both light and deep tissue massage and herbal remedies are individually prepared by Rae.

Home Consultations

Because a history of injury is so important to the effectiveness of acupuncture, you can prepare for Rae's visit by jottin down all your pet's symptoms and past treatment..

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