Acupuncture addresses blockages or disruptions in the flow of Qi through the meridians in the horse. In western terms it is stimulation of alternate neural pathways that affect pain and neurochemical pathways resulting in changes in pain, sensation, blood flow, and immune function in the horse.
For close to 5000 years traditional Chinese medicine has been used on all species to cure ailments. Western medicine has only been in existence for a couple hundred years. Recently there has been a response in horse owners reaching out to complimentary therapies such as acupuncture and herbs for answers to conditions that western medicine does not have a good answer for. In humans acupuncture is used in musculoskeletal conditions and injuries, reproductive issues and infertility in women, and a variety of internal medicine issues with great success.
Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
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