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Equine Acupuncture

March 2016 by Dr Steve Bobis, BSc, BVMS, DipVet ACU, Equine Acupuncture Practitioner

Equine acupuncture is steadily rising in popularity amongst equine healthcare pracitioners as a proven modality for alleviating pain and preventing and treating disease. 

Originating from China, but developed separately from human acupuncture, qualified equine acupuncturist Dr Steve Bobis shares the  immense benefits this therapy holds for horses.

What is acupuncture?

The aim of the acupuncture, a treatment modality where acupuncture points are stimulated using acupuncture needles, is to evoke body healing responses, such as muscle relaxation, improved nerve conductivity, endogenous hormonal release, increased blood supply, reduced pain sensation and invigorating hormonal feedback mechanisms, to name a few.