Acupuncture is defined as the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method, resulting in a therapeutic homeostatic effect. Basically, a thin needle is inserted through the skin at designated acupuncture points along the body for treatment or prevention of diseases and conditions. It is considered complementary medicine and at Southwest Equine, we strive to include multiple modalities to achieve the best outcome for your horse. Whether that means keeping your performance horse in top condition, treating a current disorder, or keeping your geriatric horse comfortable, we are here to help them!
In addition to enhancing the performance of athletes, acupuncture treats many conditions including musculoskeletal problems, gastrointestinal disorders, neurologic disorders and chronic conditions such as anhydrosis, behavioral problems, infertility, and skin problems such as hives. These are just a few of the numerous benefits you and your horse can see with acupuncture.
Dr. Autum Busarow is certified in equine and small animal acupuncture through the Chi Institute and has been helping many of our patients achieve and maintain their best health and performance. She would be more than happy to answer any other questions you have about integrative medicine. Call today the schedule your horse’s initial acupuncture consultation!