Monday, February 15, 2010

Acupuncture for Horses

"Acupuncture restores the body’s balance by relieving the pain. Acupuncture should preserve the length of the horse’s performance life and make him/her happier. Everyone uses horses for purposes for which they are not built. We ask them to do things they may not be anatomically designed to do. So, as a result, we inadvertently cause some of the damage. Much of that damage can be overcome through the use of acupuncture which decreases pain, increases joint flexibility, improves muscle function, and facilitates overall movement. Before inserting the needles, a diagnostic check of the horse’s body should be run to see where there are tender or sore areas are. Using a smooth dowel or a pen diagnostic lines should be traced along the horse that pick up the positive acupuncture points and muscle trigger points. By the way, the insertion of the acupuncture needles is quite literally painless for those who are squeamish about needles."

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