For over 3,000 years Acupuncture has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions in both humans and animals. Acupuncture involves the placement of fine needles at specific points on the body to provide stimulation and cause a therapeutic homeostatic effect. In addition to the placement of the needle (called dry needle technique), the points may be stimulated in a variety of ways depending on the condition being treated. These techniques include dry needling, aqua-acupuncture, moxibustion, pneumo-acupuncture, hemo-acupuncture and electro-acupuncture stimulation. Horses were among first animals treated with acupuncture given their importance in warfare and farming. Today, equine acupuncture is commonly incorporated in the treatment of a number of conditions, including musculoskeletal, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and other chronic conditions.

Horses were among first animals treated with acupuncture given their importance in warfare and farming.

Today, equine acupuncture is commonly incorporated in the treatment of a number of conditions, including musculoskeletal, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and other chronic conditions.

 

What can acupuncture help?


• Musculoskeletal problems: Lameness, muscle soreness, back pain, osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease, laminitis, navicular disease, tendons and ligaments injuries
• Neurological disorders: Laryngeal hemiplegia (roaring), facial and radial nerve paralysis, seizure
• Gastrointestinal disorders: Diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic, prolapse, constipation and impaction
• Other Chronic conditions: Recurrent airway obstruction (heaves), uveitis, behavioral problems, Cushing’s disease, infertility, anhidrosis (non-sweater), geriatric weakness and skin problems.
• Prevention: Immune system stimulation and prevention of disease

To schedule an Acupuncture session, please call our Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Dr. Madison Berger directly at 352-598-9558 or the office at 352-368-1616.