Acupuncture is a simple, effective treatment for your horse.
In the simplest sense, acupuncture is the application of small-gauge needles to specific points on the body for the purpose of eliciting physiological responses resulting in therapeutic homeostatic effects. In a broader sense, acupuncture is an ancient procedure used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for the treatment of whole-body conditions. Whole-body is so important! Sometimes clinical signs of a patient are the only thing that gets attention. My question regularly is, “What is causing those clinical signs?” Let’s try to get to the root of the problem and not get lost in the clinical signs.
Acupuncture can be used to help most problems your horse is experiencing. Dr. DeDeo has had success treating the following: anhidrosis, tying up, gastric ulcers, uveitis, chronic colic, allergic heaves, tendonopathies, arthritis, back pain and overall poor performance. Using acupuncture along with regular veterinary medicine is a great combination overcoming issues. Dr. DeDeo finds Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be easily integrated with your regular veterinarian therapies and help improve the patient’s quality of life or cure the issue all together.