What conditions may be helped by acupuncture?

Acupuncture can assist animals with a wide range of conditions, from muscular problems to respiratory issues. It is often used for the relief of musculoskeletal pain and to influence the function of internal organs.

Some examples are:

  • Musculoskeletal (muscle, ligament, tendon and joint) problems
    • Arthritis
    • Splints
    • Bucked shins
    • Some types of lameness
    • Tendonitis
    • Bowed tendons
    • Muscle soreness, e.g. neck, back, shoulder
    • Soft tissue injuries, e.g. stifle, carpus
    • Navicular disease
    • Azoturia (‘tying up’)
    • Laminitis
    • Back pain (acute or chronic)
    • Sacroiliac pain
    • Wobbler’s syndrome

Acupuncture can also be used to effectively treat a range of other conditions in these categories:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Neurological
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Urinary
  • Reproductive
  • Endocrine (hormonal)