VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE is an ancient treatment method used in China for over 3000 years. According to the basic foundation of Oriental Medicine, “dis- ease” is the result of an imbalance of the bodies energy flow. Acupuncture is believed to balance the energy by re-directing its flow, assisting the body to heal. Acupuncture may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. It is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. Stimulation of an individual acupuncture point may take as little as one second or as much as 30 minutes to one hour.