Dr. Anne Baskett and Dr. Meghan Breen are both certified acupuncturists and they look forward to providing this service to you and your horses.
Acupuncture works by accessing specific parts of the body where larger nerves and vessels are concentrated closer to the surface. Needles inserted at these points can result in the release of various neurotransmitters such as endorphins and serotonin that can help alleviate pain and modify disease states. Acupuncture is a valuable tool that can be used on a variety of cases. Examples include:
An exam is performed to determine whether or not acupuncture is useful to help your horse. Acupuncture cannot treat every condition, particularly surgical diseases such as colics with twisted bowel. It can be a very valuable treatment for many conditions used alone or combined with Western Medicine or chiropractic work. Please call with any questions and find out if acupuncture may be right for your horse.
Chiropractic care is a holistic treatment for joint dysfunction. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to restore normal joint motion, stimulate neurologic reflexes, and reduce pain and muscle spasm. An imbalance, or “subluxation”, can be caused by a single traumatic event, or more commonly, through microtrauma or repetitive stress injuries from daily activities and performance. This imbalance can start at the level of the spine, or may start with one limb and cause secondary/compensatory pain throughout the body. Lower limb injuries cause an alteration in gait, which may subsequently overwork or injure supporting musculoskeletal structures.
Will my horse benefit from a chiropractic adjustment?
Serious diseases requiring conventional veterinary medical care must be ruled out and treated before routine chiropractic treatment is begun. However, chiropractic care contributes to the rehab of most post-surgical cases or severe medical conditions by helping in the restoration of normal musculoskeletal function.
How fast will my horse respond to chiropractic treatment?