One of the oldest healing practices in the world involving inserting needles to stimulate certain points on the body to correct imbalances in the flow of energy (qi). Described by scientific terms, placing needles in the specific points promotes the release of chemical mediators in the muscles, nerves, spinal cord and brain. These neurological mediators can change the animal’s perception of pain.  There is sufficient evidence that acupuncture is effective for the treatment of musculoskeletal, neurological and other systemic problems.