Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese modality of inserting small needles into specific body points to remove blockages and aid healing. Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic method that usually involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles. Modern medical practitioners developed medical acupuncture as an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture. Instead of relying on inexact metaphors to describe the body’s responses to treatment, we employ current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, all in keeping with evidence-based medicine.

 

Regular acupuncture in combination with sports massage has shown to be highly beneficial to keep muscles and tendons resistant to injury and treat minor injuries when they do occur. Acupuncture can help your animals in all levels of fitness in training.

 

BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE

  • Stimulate nerves
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Relieve muscle spasms
  • Release of hormones (i.e. endorphins and cortisol)

 

ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP

  • Musculoskeletal problems: sore back, arthritis, disk disease.
  • Respiratory problems: asthma, heaves.
  • Skin problems: allergic dermatitis, lick granulomas.
  • Gastrointestinal problems: diarrhea, non-surgical colic.
  • General pain relief.

 

Hours

Dr. Michelle Morges is available to perform equine acupuncture on Monday afternoons. Please schedule an appointment through her booking site shared with Heather Wallace, ESMT, CCMT.

 

PREPARATION FOR TREATMENT

 

Please complete the New Client Form and Consent Form prior to your appointment. Be present and timely for the session.  Your horse should be in his/ her stall and relatively clean and dry.

 

Once you are an established client it is not necessary to be present for an acupuncture session. A quiet stall is best for treatment to aid in relaxation and healing.  Do not book your treatment during feeding times to prevent distraction.

 

We will be happy to send you a photo and notes from the session by email.

 

Frequency

Acupuncture is recommended every 1-2 weeks for acute symptoms and every 3-4 weeks for maintenance. To achieve the best results, sports massage may be completed immediately after acupuncture.

 

Pricing

Equine acupuncture $125; Equine acupuncture and massage combination $175.