8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
Dr. Tyra Crowley Dr. Annika Frederickson Dr. Lauren Klutchka
Acupuncture involves using traditional Chinese veterinary medicine practices to supplement to western medicine
Acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points on the body (acupuncture point) to cause a therapeutic effect. The use of acupuncture in veterinary medicine was first documented about 3,000 years ago.
Through modern research, acupoints have been shown to be areas with a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells arterioles and lymphatic vessels. Stimulation of these acupoints has been shown to induce the release of beta-endorphins and serotonin, and other neurotransmitters.
Our vets can use different techniques including dry needling, aqua-acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and moxibustion to stimulate acupoints.
Acupuncture can be used as a supplemental treatment for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to; musculoskeletal problems (muscle soreness, back/neck pain, arthritis, etc), gastrointestinal disorders, neurologic disorders (including laryngeal hemiplegia), Heaves/chronic cough, anhidrosis, and metabolic disorders.
For more information: https://ceh.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/health-topics/acupuncture-horses