Way of the needle puts the woof back

[caption id="attachment_24337" align="alignright" width="450"] AMAZING RECOVERY: Roxy the Labrador lost all feeling in her limbs but after undergoing acupuncture treatment she is getting back to her old self.[/caption]

AN ANCIENT Chinese healing technique is getting tails wagging in Port Elizabeth.

Most popular among people, acupuncture is catching on with man’s best friends. Canines and felines with aches and pains can now woof and purr in delight as an unlikely form of relief is on hand.

But unbeknown to many pet owners, Western veterinary acupuncture has been around for a long time, a Port Elizabeth vet who has a special interest in canine and feline physical rehabilitation says.

- Xolisa Phillip