HVC offers Western Acupuncture Therapy. This is particularly useful for the treatment of chronic pain. Acupuncture is a safe non painful procedure that works by blocking pain perception and stimulating the production of potent natural painkillers by the nervous system. Animals usually need weekly treatment for 4 -6 weeks and then, depending on the condition, a treatment every 6-8 weeks maybe required. Acupuncture may also be useful in normalising some dysfunctions of internal organs, stimulating wound healing & treating some immune mediated conditions e.g. allergies. The initial assessment & treatment can take up to 45 minutes with subsequent treatments taking 20-30 minutes. The first treatment will cost $100 and subsequent treatments $65. A four treatment course is available at the discounted price of $280.