The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally proclaimed that acupuncture is an effective medical treatment. It is used to help with pain, gait problems, degenerative diseases, arthritis, and joint disease. Chronic lameness such as navicular disease and laminitis can be treated successfully. Nerve damage of all types respond very well. Many behavioural problems caused by pain or discomfort so these can often be treated successfully, too.
Dietrich is President of the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists. He has written scientific papers on the use of thermal imaging to provide objective, measurable evidence of the ability of acupuncture to restore health in these diseases.
Having qualified at Bristol Vet School and worked in practice for a number of years he began using magnets to treat animals in 1995. He achieved great effects and was featured in Farmers Weekly magazine.
Roger Meacock using the SCENARSince then he has further explored holistic ways of treatment and was the first Vet to routinely use SCENAR Therapy for animals. His successes range from severe burns on a pig to cats with kidney failure, although the majority of his work is now involved with treating competition horses for injuries, and often their owners too! See his own website for details.
Natural therapies have taken Roger internationally, mostly to the USA, where he has treated both horses and people and taught SCENAR therapy.
A detailed article on SCENAR was published in Horse magazine in December 2003.
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