Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 22: 2, 1992 Mar, 374-9
Acupuncture-produced surgical analgesia has been demonstrated in a wide
variety of species under experimental and clinical circumstances. The
main advantage is that no depressant drugs need to be used. The
disadvantages of its use are unfamiliarity, the need for special
equipment, inconsistent effects, and lack of restraint.