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Acupuncture is defined as the insertion of thin, sterile needles into specific points, based on anatomical structures, which leads to a physiologic response. These physiologic responses are due to stimulation of the nervous system and lead to a release of endogenous substances such as β-endorphins, ...

Author(s)
Medina, C.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation, 2013, pp 418-426
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Acupuncture derives from traditional Chinese medicine, which aims to restore homeostasis. The action mechanism of this technique involves stimulation of certain points on the skin by inserting a needle. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of stimulation of acupoints C7 and PC6 on...

Author(s)
Silva, E. G. M.; Conti, L. M. C.; Champion, T.; Souza, V. R. C.; Mathias, C. H. T.; Lázaro, M. A.; Fortunato, V. R.; Ferreira, F. S.
Publisher
FEPMVZ - Editora, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Citation
Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, 2016, 68, 1, pp 252-256
Abstract

This pocket atlas will prove invaluable to veterinarians wanting to further their knowledge of treating pets with acupuncture. The book, available in English and German, reflects the wealth of experience that the author, Christina Matern has in the field as one of the chief founders of the German...

Author(s)
Matern, C.
Publisher
Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany
Citation
Acupuncture for dogs and cats: a pocket atlas, 2012, pp xii + 372 pp.
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In this case study a dog from Timisoara, Romania, 4 years old, female, victim of an accident was taken in therapy. The dog was examined clinically and radiographically. Major clinical sign was that dog unable to lift the hindquarters and in terms of radiographic fracture was identified in the...

Author(s)
Hulea, C. I.; Cristina, R. T.; Pentea, M. C.; Dumitrescu, E.
Publisher
Banat's University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara, Romania
Citation
Scientific Papers: Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 2013, 46, 1, pp 407-411
Abstract

The efficacy of acupuncture was evaluated in a clinical trial involving 40 dogs with wobbler syndrome. Dogs were graded into 3 categories according to the severity of disease and then randomly divided into 2 groups. 20 dogs in group 1 were treated using routine medical and surgical procedures,...

Author(s)
Sumano, H.; Bermudez, E.; Obregon, K.
Citation
Deutsche Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 2000, 107, 6, pp 231-235
Abstract

20 normal healthy mongrel dogs were divided equally into four groups. Acupuncture points were stimulated bilaterally by insertion of sterilized needles at ST-36. The needles were inserted and left in situ for 30 minutes/day. The single acupuncture group was needled for a day without an electric...

Author(s)
Kudo, T.; Kato, Y.; Masuno, H.; Honjo, H.; Kitazawa, K.
Citation
Japanese Journal of Veterinary Science, 1987, 49, 6, pp 1009-1013
Abstract

Auriculotherapy (ear-point acupuncture) was used in 30 dogs suffering from thoracolumbar disc disease, types I-IV, with a duration of 1 to 47 days. During auriculotherapy treatment, no analgesics or anti-inflammatory medications were used. Pressure-sensitive and electrically detectable points on...

Author(s)
Still, J.
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 1990, 61, 3, pp 102-105
Abstract

To study electroacupuncture anaesthesia, Mongrel dogs (N=6, 2.6-10.5kg, 3 males, 3 females) were used. After insertion of needles perpendicular to Tian-Ping (GV-5) and Bai-Hui(GV-20), a positive electrode was connected to Tian-Ping and a negative electrode was connected to Bai-hui, using...

Author(s)
Kim DuckHwan; You MyungJo; Cho SungHwan; Lee SeongHo; Lee SeongOk; Kim InBong; Kwon GeonOh
Publisher
Korean Society of Veterinary Clinics, Daegu, Korea Republic
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Clinics, 2001, 18, 4, pp 311-314
Abstract

Demyelination was induced in the sciatic nerve of 7 healthy dogs by injection of 70% ethanol. Electroacupuncture was performed at 2 V. and 20 Hz for 20 minutes at acupoint GV-5 (Xuan-shu) as positive electrode and ST-36 (Zu-san-li) as negative electrode. Needle acupuncture was carried out by simple ...

Author(s)
Shin DongSoo; Kim NamSoo; Kim HueonGyung; Choi InHyuk
Citation
Korean Journal of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, 1995, 12, 2, pp 137-143
Abstract

The philtrum point VG 26 (Jen Chung) was needled in 69 cases of respiratory depression or apnoea in dogs and cats during induction or maintenance of general anaesthesia. Respiration was restored to normal or near normal rates within 10 to 30 seconds of insertion of the needle in all cases. In seven ...

Author(s)
Janssens, L.; Altman, S.; Rogers, P. A. M.
Citation
Veterinary Record, 1979, 105, 12, pp 273-276

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