Probl Vet Med. 1992 Mar; 4(1): 88-97.
Acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders.
Veterinary Institute for Therapeutic Alternatives, Sherman, Connecticut.
There are numerous medical and surgical approaches to canine and feline musculoskeletal disorders. Acupuncture was found to be beneficial in cases in which analgesics and anti-inflammatory medications have been ineffective or have demonstrated side effects, and in cases in which surgery was not recommended. It appears that acupuncture not only provides long-term analgesia but also increases circulation to the affected areas and decreases inflammation. Techniques and selection of appropriate acupuncture points depend on the condition treated.