Rae is a qualified acupuncturist, helping your pets become more mobile & pain free

Animal health and traditional Chinese therapies are Rae’s passions which drove her to gain the necessary qualifications to practice acupuncture and acupressure and to treat animals whether it is through massage or herbal remedies.

Rae has a Master’s degree in Health Science and specialised in acupuncture at the Bachelor level of her degree. Animal health is what Rae knows and it is what she is good at. She has been treating animals over the past 20 years.

Rae’s commitment to animal health and well being also drew her to the conclusion that for animals to truly benefit from her treatment she would need to treat them in their own home.

This takes Rae in her little van to many destinations throughout the Southern Highlands and the greater metropolitan area of Sydney. In special cases and by arrangement Rae will travel further to relieve an animal’s pain.

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Rae is a qualified acupuncturist, helping your pets become more mobile & pain free

Animal health and traditional Chinese therapies are Rae’s passions which drove her to gain the necessary qualifications to practice acupuncture and acupressure and to treat animals whether it is through massage or herbal remedies.

Rae has a Master’s degree in Health Science and specialised in acupuncture at the Bachelor level of her degree. Animal health is what Rae knows and it is what she is good at. She has been treating animals over the past 20 years.

Rae’s commitment to animal health and well being also drew her to the conclusion that for animals to truly benefit from her treatment she would need to treat them in their own home.

This takes Rae in her little van to many destinations throughout the Southern Highlands and the greater metropolitan area of Sydney. In special cases and by arrangement Rae will travel further to relieve an animal’s pain.

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Acupuncture has been shown to help with ailments in pets such as lameness and soreness, spinal trauma, inflammation, depression and behavioural problems

What can be treated?

Acupuncture can be used for a vast array of conditions. It is especially effective in providing pain relief following trauma as well as for the treatment of chronic pain and it has even been used as an anaesthetic.

  • Lameness and soreness
  • Eye disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Dermatological problems
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Immune-mediated disorders
  • Reproductive disorders 
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Thoracic, lumbar and cervical disc disease
  • Enhancing antibiotic treatment

Anecdotal evidence suggests acupuncture has even had success for dogs who have suffered almost total paralysis. 

What has Rae treated?

  • Eye disorders
  • Lameness and soreness
  • Ear infections
  • Incontinence
  • Lock jaw
  • Hearing problems
  • Spinal trauma
  • Inflammation
  • Depression and behavioural problems
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Rae has also found a place for acupuncture in cases where analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications are either ineffective or the patient is having side effects or where surgery is not desired or recommended.

The best approach for you and your pet

In deciding the best treatment approach for an animal, Rae may work with veterinarians as it is important to her to take the most comprehensive integrative approach and develop a therapeutic plan suitable for that particular animal.  In many cases Rae will incorporate other Chinese therapies, along with acupuncture, into her treatment plan.

In the general treatment of animals improvement may occur with treatment or some time after treatment. Treatments may last from 10 seconds to 30 minutes.

Rae’s long-term goal is always to fix the number of treatments to the minimum required for effectiveness and maintenance of health and wellbeing. Both the frequency and duration of treatment depend on the circumstances of the individual animal as well as the ailment.