Equine acupuncture

Silvia is fully qualified and insured to treat racehorses and any other horses who need to be feeling at their best, physically and emotionally.

Equine acupuncture can be used as a complementary treatment for your horse, along side veterinary care, massage, Emmett Therapy, supplements and herbs and can be used for all sorts of conditions, no different to what it is used for in humans.  Some of the conditions though, do vary as they are only present in horses and not in humans! Acupuncture is well known to help with pain relief and general wellbeing. Here are some of the conditions which acupuncture is frequently used for in horses:

  • chronic and acute laminitis

  • colic

  • stringhalt

  • muscle tightness and soreness/pain

  • difficulties with digestion

  • trauma recovery and healing

  • soft tissue injury such as tendonitis

  • scar tissue

  • fertility

  • difficult birth/foal not responding

  • post viral fatigue or just fatigue/lacking lustre

  • behavioural problems

  • viral infections with cough/COPD

  • choking

Or you have the feeling that your horse is not quite right despite having him or her given the all clear from the vet, please consider acupuncture.

Feel free to call Silvia on 0425 818 955 to discuss if acupuncture can benefit your horse!

Servicing the Mornington Peninsula on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Based in Flemington Wednesdays and Thursdays.  

Cost of treatment is $85 (within 20 km radius from Bittern) and includes massage/moxibustion (heat therapy) if Silvia feels like the horse would benefit from it. 

Note: It is extremely important that in acute cases such as an infection whether viral/bacterial, colic and if the horse is in distress such as from trauma that a vet is seen to the horse FIRST and acupuncture is only employed adjunct to other treatment, to see if it can help. The horse MUST be closely monitored by the vet in these circumstances at all times. Every horse and circumstance is individual and every horse will respond differently. 

 

Chinese medicine including acupuncture is not an exact science. However it is a medicine that has been around for 5000 years. It also takes a lot of intuition and it is much as an art form as it is a medicine. 

 

Also nature/weather patterns and the external environment can also influence the outcome of treatment as well as nutrition, hoof care, etc, and Silvia works alongside highly experienced colleagues and mentors in this area and can refer if necessary, such as Tracey Daniels from Crystal Sands and highly experienced farriers such as Ray Isles. Feel free to contact Silvia for contact details.