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2022 Jun 30

J Acupunct Meridian Stud



Postoperative Acupuncture is as Effective as Preoperative Acupuncture or Meloxicam in Dogs Undergoing Ovariohysterectomy: a Blind Randomized Study.


Ferro A C Z B, Cannolas C, Reginato J C, Luna S P L
J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2022 Jun 30; 15(3):181-188.
PMID: 35770548.


Acupuncture has the same analgesic effect as non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs and opioids. It is challenging to perform preoperative acupuncture in unmanageable animals, while the residual postoperative anesthetic effect facilitates the performance of acupuncture postoperatively.