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.
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.