The needles tell the story

Sheldon is a good acupuncture patient. He stands quietly while Dr. Carol inserts the needles, letting her insert them deeply (Freedom can’t take that — when he gets acupuncture the needles are only inserted a small amount). Sheldon has absolutely huge releases in the shape of yawns, neck stretches and shakes, and his muscles twitch […]

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Sheldon enjoys his acupuncture treatment

On Thursday, Sheldon got a treat — an acupuncture session with vet Carol. It’s not that Sheldon has an obvious problem. He’s actually in pretty good shape. But acupuncture can help with inflammation, boost the immune system and just make a horse feel better. I can get some pretty good releases using acupressure points and […]

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Have you tried acupuncture for your horse yet?

Last spring  Freedom was suffering from what we thought to be a pulled gluteal muscle. I’d seen him slip on some ice and after a few days of real lameness, he was just stiff. A friend of mine, who is also a vet, offered to treat him using acupuncture to see if it helped. (You […]

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