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equine Veterinary Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture involves inserting small, sterile needles into very specific points on your horse. It is recognized by the NHS for treatment of many human conditions and works in exactly the same way in animals.

Acupuncture can greatly contribute to a rehabilitation protocol in many ways including:

·      providing pain relief

·      reducing swelling

·      improving tissue healing and muscle strength

·      stimulating the immune system

 

In addition to acupuncture treatment, it is important that the primary and underlying condition be addressed with traditional veterinary methods and/or chiropractic care as necessary.

Dr. Angela Holland has studied both Western and Eastern acupuncture and she combines her knowledge of the two to ensure the best results. She is 1 of only 7 Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom at the present time to be awarded a Certificate in Veterinary Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Western medical acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles to affect the nervous system and associated fascia. It is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain, including myofascial trigger point pain, which compliments the chiropractic care.

Eastern traditional acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of this technique of acupuncture treatment is to restore the body's equilibrium.

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