This Eastern medicine technique has many applications to contemporary veterinary medicine. It can be extremely effective in relieving emotional and physical suffering in pets. Treatments include an assessment, physical exam and medical history review. Along with the acupuncture treatment, instruction is provided in basic exercises, pet massage, optimal nutrition, herbs, supplements and additional medical management if needed. Acupuncture is applicable in cases of arthritis, chronic pain, lameness or awkward gait, disc disease, seizures, chronic sinusitis, constipation, or diarrhea, bladder infections, hip dysplasia, cancer pain, tendonitis, muscle strains and sprains.