Acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders
- PMID: 1581663
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.
Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders
- PMID: 1581652
Acupuncture is best known for its application to various musculoskeletal pain-producing diseases. Acupuncture is, however, used for a large variety of internal medical diseases in humans and other animals. This chapter reviews some of the published literature on the use of acupuncture in gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, describes acupuncture points useful for a variety of GI diseases, briefly reviews how traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treats GI disease, and gives some case examples of how acupuncture can be used in GI diseases.