ACUPUNCTURE. The operation common among the Japanese and Chinese of pricking the diseased parts with a gold or silver needle. It has been recently introduced into European practice. " I am not aware," says a writer in The Veterinarian, '• that it has been resorted to by any English veterinarian, except that I once used it with considerable effect in a case of chorea consequent on distemper in a bitch." The same gentleman adds, " I do trust that some zealous veterinarian will put the use of the needle fairly to the test in that most dreadful and untractable disease, tetanus." Some French vets have given it an extensive trial ; and experience has shown that it has great power in relieving many painful and obstinate nervous and muscular affections.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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