Does Acupuncture work? Just ask this chicken

One of the most common questions I get asked is: Does acupuncture really work? Or is it just placebo?

Sometimes, a picture, or in this case, a video, is worth a thousand words.

This is one of my favorite acupuncture videos from the Chi institute (a veterinary institute that trains veterinarians to perform acupuncture for animals), where the veterinarian inserts a needle into the GV 20 (governing vessel) point in this chicken.

GV 20 is a point on the head that is known for its calming effects in both people and animals.

And here, my friends, is how it affects chickens (watch until the end!)

Video courtesy of the Chi Institute (

Stay tuned for more blog posts about acupuncture!

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