Acupuncture has been used to treat various medical conditions in both humans and animals for over 3,000 years. At Brake Equine we are pleased to offer equine acupuncture to our clients as a treatment option for several conditions including musculoskeletal disorders, back pain, and to minimize the side effects of chemotherapy.

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What is equine acupuncture?

During treatment, a certified veterinary acupuncturist will insert ultra-fine, sterilized needles into the skin and underlying tissues at specific locations known as acupoints. Acupoints are typically areas with free nerve endings and trigger the nervous system to respond when stimulated. Stimulation of acupoints by needles can be accomplished through rotation, weak electrical currents, or heat. The stimulation prompts the body to heal and restore normal function to the muscle, joints, and other bodily systems within the area.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

We often recommend acupuncture in conjunction with other medications for a variety of conditions including:

  • Chronic conditions
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Neurological disorders
  • Side effects of chemotherapy
  • Skin conditions