What is acupuncture?

  • Eastern medical modality involving insertion of needles into “points” in order to bring about a healing effect

  • Way to re-balance energy (Qi) in an animal’s body in attempt to achieve or maintain health

  • 3,000 year-old Chinese art that can be used in conjunction with western medicine and other alternative therapies for ideal wellness

What are indications for the use of acupuncture?

  • Musculoskeletal- lameness, arthritis, poor performance, back soreness

  • Nervous system- facial nerve paralysis, roaring, bladder atony

  • Gastrointestinal- gastric ulcers, delayed gastric emptying, ileus (decreased GI motility), colic

  • Immune- infectious disease, allergy, stimulation for general health

  • Reproduction- poor conception rates, early term pregnancy loss, uterine tone problems

  • Maintenance- many athletes, human and equine, stay in top condition, recover from events quicker and have a longer career

Can Acupuncture help my horse?

The true essence of health and wellness is balance and the smooth, uninterrupted movement of energy through the body. Acupuncture is a 3,000 year old Chinese therapy using the insertion of fine needles into “points” with the goal of balancing Qi (energy.)

Acupuncture has many, many indications including:

Optimize performance    
Alleviate pain
Create balance and harmony
Improve quality of life
Treat medical conditions

For more information or to schedule an appointment or consultation please contact Dr. Nicole Tavel 602-228-9524.