Acupuncture vet at work:
Equine Acupuncture is most frequently called upon to treat back problems, back pain, neck problems, muscle injury and
equine lameness. There is no doubt that it can be an extremely helpful treatment in such problems, in conjunction with properly-integrated
chiropractic manipulation. That is why we use both therapies in tandem, as did the Ancient Chinese. We also
use LASER acupuncture (aka Acupuncture by LASER), Electro-acupuncture and Moxibustion,
depending upon the case.
However, equine acupuncture is also frequently asked to treat laminitis,
headshaking (head shaking, head shaker, headshaker), recurrent uveitis (moonblindness - recurrent ophthalmia - ERU), sinus
problems, lameness, OCD, DJD, spavin, navicular and other problems, especially those that involve a degree of pain or discomfort.
Horse acupuncture is a powerful means of pain control but, used holistically, it is much more than that.
It is a medical treatment in its own right.
A field in which acupuncture appears to excel is in the treatment of
sore back, back pain, cold back and other back problems.
Vet Acupuncture appears
to be able to stimulate recovery from a wide variety of complaints, many with a poor conventional prognosis. The results of
treating recurrent uveitis, for instance, have been a source of constant surprise and delight.
Our experience has been that the painful symptoms and inflammation associated with recurrent ophthalmia (moonblindness) are
usually controlled by the first few treatments. Relapses (further attacks) require further treatment but become progressively
less severe, less and less frequent and eventually cease. We use vet homeopathy alongside the vet acupuncture, in an integrated
programme so it may be that acupuncture brings the attacks under control while the long-term benefit may be the result
of the homeopathic intervention. Whatever the explanation, one or other treatment used alone appears not to be so effective.
Acupuncture for horses and acupuncture for ponies.