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Acupuncture

Litchfield Equine Wellness believes in the use of modern western medicine supplemented with Traditional Chinese Medicine for a balanced animal.  Dr. Paula Monte is a graduate of the Chi Institute – the leading veterinary continuing education provider of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture has been practiced on both animals and humans for thousands of years in China, but has been introduced in the United States within the last century.  Acupuncture is defined as the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method resulting in a therapeutic effect.  The acupoints largely fall along one of the 14 primary meridians and relate to the musculoskeletal system and internal organs.  Modern research shows that acupoints are located in the areas where there are a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, small arterioles and lymphatic vessels.  Stimulation of these points induce release of beta-endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters resulting in pain relief and decreasing inflammation.

The Ancient Chinese discovered that the health of the body depends on the state of Qi (pronounced chee).  Pain is interpreted as the blockage of Qi flow and acupuncture stimulation resolves this blockage, enabling the body to heal itself and restore the balance of Yin and Yang.

Acupoints may be stimulated in a variety of ways.   These techniques include dry needling, moxibustion, aquapuncture, and electroacupuncture.  Whatever the tool used, the goal is always to restore balance in the body.

INDICATIONS FOR ACUPUNCTURE

Research has proven that acupuncture is useful for pain relief, anti-inflammatory effects, immune stimulation, reproductive regulation, and regulation of gastrointestinal motility.  In the equine industry, acupuncture is most commonly used for enhancing performance in the competitive horse.  In the small animal industry, acupuncture is used to optimize health.

 

For more information on acupuncture or to schedule and appointment, please contact us at 860-946-0160

 

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