Equine acupuncture at Equine Medical Services combines ancient eastern art with western science. Our veterinarians frequently use chiropractic treatment as well as acupuncture to complement standard sports medicine therapeutics. We have found the addition of acupuncture to patient care valuable in many cases diagnostically as well as therapeutically.
Acupuncture is one of the safest medical therapies available. It involves placing a very small needle, which is nearly painless, into specific points to cause an effect on the central nervous system through direct or indirect nerve stimulation. This nerve stimulation causes many systemic effects in the horse’s body.