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Feature June 2016 Issue

Acupuncture in Veterinary Medicine for cats

Amarillo is receiving electro-acupuncture, which is low frequency electrical stimulation of certain acupuncture points, with just dry needles in other points.

Acupuncture in Veterinary Medicine for cats

Today, the veterinary community uses acupuncture as a complementary modality that integrates traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine.

The art of traditional acupuncture traces back several thousand years to ancient China, and is one branch of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The other three branches are herbal medicine, food therapy and Tui-Na (medical massage).

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