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Acupuncture is a historical art of eastern medicine that originated in China thousands of years ago.
It is the practice of inserting small needles into specific points on the body, used as preventative medicine or to stimulate the healing of a diseased state. The use of acupuncture in veterinary medicine is widely utilized as an adjunctive therapy for a variety of conditions including, but not limited to, musculoskeletal discomfort, gastrointestinal disease, fertility, and allergies. Our certified veterinary acupuncturists are licensed veterinarians that have completed formal training in the practice of veterinary acupuncture.
Acupuncture for horses is a form of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (“Eastern” medicine), which is best used when integrated with “Western” medicine. All veterinarians in the United States have been trained with Western Medicine philosophy. The incorporation of both Eastern and Western medical theories is beneficial to be able to best serve our equine patients by being able to assess any situation with more than one perspective. The integration of eastern and western medicine allows us to examine, diagnose, and treat our patients in the most thorough way possible. Key benefits include:
Immune system stimulation
Muscle tension relief
Regulated blood pressure and gastrointestinal mobility