Is Acupuncture Right for Your Pet?

Posted on February 15, 2011
Chicago Vet Acupuncture

Dr. Royal applies acupuncture needles to a canine patient's hips.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique used for over 3,000 years in China, Japan and Korea.  Needles are placed in designated points to effect various changes in the body to decrease pain, help heal injuries or disease conditions, stimulate or regulate immune responses, and/or decrease anxiety or behavioral issues. During her career, Dr. Barbara Royal has treated dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, camels, a zebra, and an elephant with acupuncture! Learn more about veterinary acupuncture.