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Acupuncture is the placement of needles along specific meridians in order to activate the body’s natural healing ability.  By stimulating specific acupuncture points we can generate a physiological response to relieve pain, decrease inflammation and release endorphins.

There are several different forms of acupuncture, the most common being dry needling. Another form is acupuncture which involves the injection of fluid medium into a specific points for a longer lasting effect. Electroacupuncture involves passing a current between two acupuncture needles and allows for significant pain relief especially in areas of increased soreness due to musculoskeletal pain.

Acupuncture can be used as an adjunct to western medicine for many of the conditions we encounter with our equine patients.

Common reasons we use acupuncture on horses include:

  • Musculoskeletal pain or lameness issues
  • Back soreness
  • Poor performance
  • Colic
  • Anhidrosis (lack of sweating)
  • Stimulate immune function
  • Nerve paralysis
  • Sudden changes in behavior (e.g. anger, anxiety)
  • General wellness

The frequency and number of acupuncture sessions will be tailored to each horse’s individual needs.

Fairfield Equine has several doctors trained in acupuncture including:

Contact us today for an evaluation.