Acupuncture for Pets

by Tari Kern DVM, CCRP, CVMA, CVSMT

 

Acupuncture is widely believed to have originated in China over thousands of years ago and is used regularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine, aka “TCM”, for a wide variety of ailments.  The popularity of acupuncture in pets has increased over the last 20 years and more veterinarians are seeking this type of specialized training to help their patients.  It is estimated that 20% of people don’t respond to acupuncture, and we can only assume that a similar percentage applies to pets as well.    As with other modalities, acupuncture is a great component to a multi-modal pain control program. Continue…