The Science Behind Acupuncture

Exploring the evidence regarding the use of acupuncture in equine medicine

Following President Nixon’s visit to China in the 1970s, reports of acupuncture use began to crop up in the U.S. media. Fascination with acupuncture and other forms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as Chinese herbal medicine took hold, and today these forms of medicine are being used more frequently.

However, according to Peggy Fleming, DVM, AP, owner and operator of Florida Acupuncture Center, in Dade City,

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