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Acupuncture has the ability to improve many aliments that affect horses. It can be used alongside traditional western medicine or when conventional therapies don’t work. For many, it offers relief when nothing seems to be helping!

This therapy involves inserting thin needles into your horse’s skin at various points along their body. Some suggest it balances vital energy, while others conclude it has neurological effects.

Benefits of Equine Acupuncture

  1. Relieves pain and soothes sore muscles
  2. Improves circulation
  3. Reduces inflammation
  4. Supports hormone regulation
  5. Regulates gastrointestinal motility
  6. Aids in relaxation and reducing stress
  7. Improves nerve function
  8. Offers respiratory support
  9. Useful for those with laminitis
  10. Increases your horse’s performance

Most veterinarians suggest using acupuncture in conjunction with Western medicine. It’s helpful as a preventive and diagnostic tool. Make sure to use a skilled professional if interested in this alternative therapy!

If you think acupuncture may be helpful, you should also consider massage therapy. This practice also has a lot of benefits!