Probl Vet Med. 1992 Mar; 4(1): 136-43.
Chronic respiratory conditions and acupuncture therapy.
East-West Animal Care Center, Oakland, California 94606.
Acupuncture effectively enhances the treatment of chronic allergic bronchitis and asthma in the cat and dog. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, chronic respiratory conditions can arise from lung, spleen/pancreas, liver or kidney deficiencies. Proper diagnosis is made from patient history, as well as examination of tongue and pulse. Acupuncture points are chosen according to involved energy pathways (meridians) and classical acupuncture combinations. In most cases, medication can be reduced as the acupuncture takes effect.