By: Dr. Felix Wilsmann
Acupuncture was used to treat a 7 years old White Shepherd with megaesophagus, and fungal skin disease (ringworm) on the chest and abdomen. Nausea, anorexia and recurrent regurgitation at least twice per week were the main complaints caused by the esophageal dysfunction. A one month course of weekly sessions was used for induction of the treatment. For maintenance, the gap in between sessions was gradually extended. All gastrointestinal symptoms disappeared completely after the first sessions, no esophageal dysfunction could be noticed within 4 months after initial presentation.