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Aug 24, 2017

Acupuncture for cats and dogs

Acupuncture for cats and dogs

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.

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A dog and a cat receive 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A dog receives 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

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Dogs walk with wheelchairs attached outside Shanghai TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Neurology and Acupuncture Animal Health Center, which specialises in acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for animals, in Shanghai, China, August 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A dog walks with a wheelchair attached outside Shanghai TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Neurology and Acupuncture Animal Health Center, which specialises in acupuncture and moxibustion treatment for animals, in Shanghai, China, August 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A dog is carried in a trolley 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A dog is carried by a veterinarian 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A dog sits inside a glass kennel 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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Dogs receive 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A dog receives 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

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A pet cat receives 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A dog receives 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A cat receives 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A dog receives 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A cat receives 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A cat receives 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 9, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A cat receives 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A dog receives 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A dog receives 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A dog receives 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

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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Acupuncture needles are seen 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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A cat 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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A dog is carried in a pram 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 16, 2017. ALY SONG/REUTERS

Acupuncture for cats and dogs
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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

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