cupuncture For Pets: An Introduction by Carlye Rose, DVM, Canine Health Institute
Acupuncture, developed by the ancient Chinese, in simplest terms consists of stimulating designated and precise points on the surface of the body by the insertion of fine solid needles. Other methods of acupuncture include acupressure, moxibustion (use of heat), electroacupuncture (use of electrical stimulation), aquapuncture (use of fluid), and low power laser acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM, there is understood to be a universal energy called Qi present in every living creature. This energy circulates throughout the body, 24 hours a day.