MagazineAug 24, 2017
Pet owners in China are turning to acupuncture to help soothe the aches and pains of their beloved cats and dogs. Traditional practitioners believe acupuncture, which involves inserting long, fine needles at specific places, known as meridians, of the body, can stimulate blood circulation to promote healing and relieve some aches and pains.
A dog is carried by its owner after receiving treatment at Shanghai TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Neurology and Acupuncture Animal Health Center, which specialises in acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for animals, in Shanghai, China, August 10, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS