Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese modality of inserting small needles into specific body points to remove blockages and aid healing. Licensed veterinarians that are certified in acupuncture are able to provide this therapy.
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.
MEET OUR EQUINE ACUPUNCTURIST
We are proud to partner with fellow equestrian, Dr. Michelle Morges of Veterinary Oncology and Wellness and Red Bank Veterinary Hospital. She is available to perform equine acupuncture with Bridle & Bone Wellness on Monday afternoons.
Dr. Morges received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. She completed a rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado and a specialty internship in oncology at North Carolina State University. Her medical oncology residency at Colorado State University was completed and she obtained board certification in 2014. More recently, she completed her training in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians (MAV) in April 2017.
PREPARATION FOR TREATMENT
Please complete the New Client Form. 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.
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. Visit our shop to view the special discount available for Equine Acupuncture and Massage Combo.
Equine acupuncture $125; Equine acupuncture and massage combination $175.
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