Electroacupuncture therapy for the treatment of thoracolumbar disc disease in dogs

개의 흉·요추 디스크 질환에 대한 전침요법 시술 예

  • Seo, Kang-moon (Department of Veterinary Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University)
  • 서강문 (서울대학교 수의과대학 외과학교실)
  • Received : 1995.08.04
  • Published : 1995.10.30

Abstract

Electroacupuncture therapy was performed in 2 dogs with thoracolumbar disc disease. Case was a 3-year-old female chihuahua with a calcified disc between the 13th thoracic and 1st lumbar vertebrae. Treatment was done by electroacupuncture at San sho yu, Shen yu, Huan tiao and Fu yang-San yin jiao with the current of 0.5~8 volts, 30 Hz for 30 min. She could pass feces and urine 2 days, and walk 9 days after the beginning of the therapy. Case 2 Was a 6-year-old male cocker spaniel with 4 calcified discs(T12-T13, T13-L1, L2-L3 and L6-L7) and spondylosis(lumbosacral junction). Treatment was done by electroacupuncture at Tian ping, Bai hui and Pung kung yu with the current of 2~4 volts, 30 Hz for 20 min. He could pass feces 6 days, urine 8 days, and stand 21 days, after the beginning of the therapy.