1992 Mar;4(1):88-97.

Acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders

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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.