Acupuncture may be defined as the stimulation of a specific point on the body, referred to as an acupoint. Physiological changes in response to acupuncture point stimulation are the basis of clinical treatment. Stimulation of an acupoint activates nerve fibers which conduct electrical signals that release endorphins and other neurotransmitters.

Clinical trials indicate that acupuncture therapy can be effective in the following conditions:

Musculoskeletal problems

Lameness, muscle  soreness, back pain, disc problems, arthritis, osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease, laminitis, navicular disease, sport-related injuries including tendons and ligaments, muscle, joint and bone injuries.

Neurological disorders

Laryngeal hemiplegia (roaring), facial and radial nerve paralysis, seizure.

Gastrointestinal disorders

Diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic, prolapse, constipation and impaction.

Other Chronic conditions

Recurrent airway obstruction (heaves), asthma, cough, uveitis, behavioral problems, Cushing’s disease, hypothyroidism, infertility, hyperthyroidism, anhidrosis (non-sweater), renal failure, geriatric weakness and skin problems.

Performance enhancement

Immune system stimulation and the prevention of disease.