Acupuncture Chart – Acupuncture Body Points for Different Animal Species
See here acupuncture chart diagrams for different pet species according to the Western approach of point selection. Each diagram is a simple acupuncture point map with acu point locations on anatomical charts for dogs, cats and horses.
As you will see from the acupuncture diagram, locations used for inserting needles are located similarly in both, the traditional Chinese form or the Western approach of treatment, all over the body.
There are usually more points mapped in Chinese charts than in transpositional diagrams.
However, naming of the points is different. Western acu-points are named according to a logical sequence and each point is exactly identified by a code consisting of two letters and a number.
The letters stand for the different meridians, the numbers describe the location along the meridians.
Where the exact location of every single point is depends on the anatomy of each species. This demands a thorough knowledge of veterinary anatomy to be able to needle safely and effectively.
If you would like to learn acupuncture you do best to attend courses and seminars.
You will practice under supervision of an experienced tutor and learn with the help of anatomical models and good quality books the exact location of important acu-points.
In the UK only qualified and registered veterinary surgeons are allowed to practice this alternative form of therapy in animals.