Many of your horse's disorders can be treated with acupuncture, or it can be applied concurrently to support ongoing Western medical treatment. I have also had very good results in some cases where traditional veterinary medicine yields limited results, for example Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), recurring colic, or sweet itch.
In addition, I trained under Kerry Ridgway, DVM in Aiken (SC, USA) and learned a special technique for releasing your horse's tense muscles by properly placing just a few needles. Dr. Ridgway also taught me a method for diagnosing equine gastric ulcers. This is, in my opinion, one of the most commonly overlooked/misdiagnosed disorders in equine medicine, because Western methods of diagnosis of this condition are involved and expensive. This is further complicated by the fact that there is a wide range of symptoms that vary greatly from horse to horse, making it difficult to recognize. Using Kerry Ridgway's method, I am able to accurately and inexpensively determine if your horse suffers from these ulcers.
Among the horse ailments acupuncture can treat:
- Tense muscles
- Reduced exercise tolerance
- Weight loss
- Chronic respiratory problems
- Recurring problems when in heat
- Recurring colic
- Gastric ulcers
- Sweet itch
- Nerve paresis (radial, facial)
- Navicular disease
- Nose bleeding
- Inflamed eyes
- Supportive in acute laminitis, acute colic, tendon- and ligament tears, poor wound healing