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Acupuncture Vet Chris Day
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Acupuncture Vet

Main Site
(over 600 pages of information and opinion): www.alternativevet.org
 
The Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre and acupuncture vet Chris Day offer a referral or second opinion service in vet acupuncture and other therapies, for any species of animal and for any problem.

We concentrate on stimulating and assisting the body's own healing capability, removing obstacles to healing and enhancing welfare. We treat all species, i.e. we do not specialise in any particular species, disease or organ system and we use a wide range of natural holistic therapies, including veterinary acupuncture, in a carefully integrated and holistic methodology.

The AVMC is actively involved in research (clinical research and trial work, NOT laboratory animal experimentation), teaching, education in general, authorship and in animal welfare projects.

Origins of the AVMC
 
Christopher Day, acupuncture vet, founded the AVMC in 1987, possibly the first dedicated alternative medicine veterinary practice in the UK. However, he had been using homeopathy in practice, since 1972 and on himself for many years before that. He has used veterinary acupuncture since 1981.

Chinham House was his family home, a country veterinary practice run by his parents, both of whom were vets. However, as contemporary veterinary medicine developed along less traditional lines, with differing values and diverging philosophies, Mr Day found that he was unable to continue to run the business, which had grown to a thriving five-man practice with four centres. He therefore sold the practice and specialised in what had already been occupying most of his time, the specialist alternative and holistic route. The premises is a tradtional farm house and smallholding, on which no pesticides, agro-chemicals etc. are used. It is run on organic management principles and accommodates 2 acres of wildlife reserve.

Chiropractic Manipulation

In support of vet acupuncture, Chris Day uses animal chiropractic manipulation. If the spine is misaligned, and if that spinal misalignment is not resolved, this leads to muscle spasm and 'blockage' and wastes the potential beneficial effect of any acupuncture treatment. The Ancient Chinese performed manipulation in conjunction with acupuncture, which is often forgotten in modern western practice of veterinary acupuncture. This technique is especially useful in equine acupuncture and canine acupuncture, in which species back problems and back pain are very common. He also advises on natural feeding.
See also: www.chiropractic-vet.co.uk
See also: www.equineacupuncturevet.co.uk
See also: www.holisticvetmed.co.uk/therapieshvm.htm

Acupuncture: www.alternativevet.org/acupuncture.htm
Acupuncture Vet: http://www.alternativevet.org/acupuncture_vet.htm

Christopher Day is an experienced acupuncture vet, having used the therapy since 1981.

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Acupuncture Vet - Our Philosophy

We strongly believe in the need for deep respect for Nature, for animals and for animal life. We strive to maintain activities which do not adversely affect animal life or their environment and to avoid those that might. We have a positive environmental policy and have done so from the outset. We do not support vivisection or animal experimentation. We do not market products, rendering our advice free of vested interest. We use a carefully integrated holistic methodology in our treatments, which are aimed at stimulating the body's own internal healing mechanisms.

Therapies offered:
Veterinary Acupuncture
Veterinary Homeopathy (Homoeopathy)
Veterinary Herbal Medicine (Herbalism)
Tissue Salts
Aromatherapy (Essential Oils)
Bach Flowers (Flower Essences)
Chiropractic Manipulation
LASER Therapy
Natural Diet/Nutrition/Feeding
Back treatment

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Christopher Day, holistic vet and vet acupuncturist for over 30 years, has been involved in the academic side of the training of acupuncture vets (veterinary acupuncturists - vet acupuncturists).

AVMC
Chinham House
Stanford in the Vale
Oxfordshire
SN7 8NQ (UK)
Telephone: 01367 710324 (International: #44 1367 710324)
Fax: 01367 718243 (International: #44 1367 718243)