“Not to look, but to see
Not to listen, but to hear
Not to touch, but to feel”
- Astrid Ernst
Acupuncture provides many benefits to the horse and can be an effective tool in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of equine conditions. With a correct evaluation, multiple conditions can be treated effectively with acupuncture. When used as part of a diagnostic evaluation, acupuncture can help determine the cause of lameness or poor performance.
Acupuncture changes the electrical conductivity or resistance at specific sites on the horse’s body, that lead to energy flow, or chi. These sites relate to different systems in the body, such as the neurological, endocrine and musculoskeletal systems.
As a treatment, protocols that utilize Acupuncture can be used to aid medical and lameness issues, enhance performance, improve general wellness, and maintain the overall balance of the equine athlete.