What is Acupuncture and how does it work?
Acupuncture is a method of inserting and manipulating very fine needles into specific points on the body to encourage and promote natural healing and to relieve pain. Acupuncture works on the bodies organ systems in three different ways.
What will your horse experience during acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture is essentially pain-free and your horse will most likely enjoy the treatment. Your horse will most likely become so relaxed that you might see them yawn or repeatedly lick their lips. The needles range from 0.5 inches to 3 inches and anywhere from 10-30 needles are placed.
What kinds of ailments can acupuncture treat?
GI regulation (colic)
Tendon and ligament damage
Cushing's Disease and Equine Metabolic Syndrome
WTEE (we've tried everything else)
Q.) Can the Needle cause damage or injury?
A.)No the needles used are not like normal needles being they do not have a cutting edge, therefore will not cause damage or injury.
Q.) Will my horse require sedation?
A.) Not typically Animals generally accept acupuncture very well. In some instances we may need to use a very light sedation.
Q.) How long do acupuncture treatments last & how many treatments will we need?
A.) We like to give the animal time to get comfortable in the process so we frequently schedule an hour for treatments. The number of treatments will depend on what is being treated, anywhere from one treatment to the possibility of once a week.