Acupuncture is probably the most well-known therapy branch of TCM and is widely used in humans for ailments such as arthritis, skin complaints, chronic pain, digestive issues and many more. Normally humans get between 8-10 treatments as an introduction and then the situation is assessed from there. Animals on the other hand respond much more quickly and in most cases there are only between 1-3 treatments needed to get results. In very chronic cases you may need more treatments but in general animals respond readily to acupuncture treatments. In animals, the ailments that can be treated with acupuncture include acute or chronic lameness, arthritis, eye problems, skin complaints, digestive issues, respiratory problems and many others.