The World Health Organisation recognises acupuncture as effective with a range of conditions in people [see: ACUPUNCTURE]. In recent years there has been research into its effectiveness with animals.
Some examples of studies:
- 90% of cases of laminitis improved (Kilde and Kung)
- 87% of cases with chronic back pain preventing their use in competition were able to resume work (Kilde and Martin)
- 96% of cases with acute lameness improved, with 50% achieving soundness (Xie).
- 70% of arthritic dogs no longer responding to pain medication showed more than 50% improvement in mobility and gait (Schoen)