BluAura Therapies - Equine Acupuncture
Holistic Approach to Equine Health
* Equine Acupuncture, Reiki, Aromatherapy
& Remedial Body Work
* Massage Therapy
Modern Times – Ancient Healing.
What is Equine Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin at pre-determined acupuncture points according to the TCM diagnosis or following veterinary/farrier consultation.
Acupuncture activates the horse’s own natural healing system which alerts the body to problem areas and focuses the healing response to those particular areas within the body.
Acupuncture theory is based on the ancient Chinese concept of Yin and Yang. When these two forces are in balance, health is maintained. When they are out of balance, there may well be disease and pain.
Within Chinese Medical theory, the whole body is connected via an intricate web of channels, these channels are referred to as the ‘MERIDIAN SYSTEM”.
The Meridian Systems (or channels) are responsible for the connection and smooth communication between all the different bio-systems and organs within the body.
In the healthy horse the smooth flow of circulation, Qi (chi) energy balance and nourishment is maintained and is otherwise known as homeostasis.
The smooth flow of Qi can become blocked due to injury, stress or disease, which may cause pain, discomfort, general un-wellness, failure to thrive and even mental disturbances.
In the 21 century we have the opportunity to make optimal use of both the western and eastern approaches and techniques in caring for ourselves and our animals. We are living in stressful times and we have brought our horses into our stressful environment.
Whether high-performance sport horses or pleasure horses they are exposed to stress factors and react with some of the same health issues we do. The combination of acupuncture with modern western medicine gives us tools to enhance and maintain our horses’ health.
Equine Acupuncture offers a way to actively participate in your horse’s health. The close partnership you have with your horse’s well-being can contribute to many more years of quality performance and pleasure riding.
Some of the effects of Equine Acupuncture have consistently shown its ability to:
- Build the body’s immune system
- Resolve injuries more readily by removing toxins and increasing blood supply
- Release endorphins necessary to reduce pain
- Release natural cortisone to reduce swelling
- Relieve muscle spasms
- Enhance mental clarity required for focus in training and performance
It can also be an effective treatment for internally generated disease such as digestive upsets, emotional or temperament problems, respiratory disorders and chronic, hard to shift complaints.
What conditions can benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Equine Acupuncture?
TCM Equine Acupuncture is traditionally used for but not limited to:
- Skin allergies
- Respiratory conditions
- Inflammatory conditions
- Gastro-intestinal problems
- Acute trauma and scar healing
- Anxiety and emotional disorders
- Reproductive disorders
- Performance boosting pre-events or race
- Post event to decrease recovery time
Acupuncture is especially useful for muscular-skeletal disorders such as:
- Back and spine trauma
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Shoulder and neck stiffness with or without pain
- Muscle fatigue and stress
- Arthritis and joint disorders
A typical treatment is a course of 4 sessions, once a week for 4 weeks or fortnightly over 8 weeks; although in some instances fewer sessions may be needed.
Choose from a variety of services:
- Equine Acupuncture
Contact us today to discuss your needs!
Phone 0438 329 793
"thank you so much for healing my stallion, he has improved so much, he now sweats again. Forever grateful"..Kris
"Thank you Johanna, the work you have been doing on my gelding has improved him out of sight"....Michelle
"Over the past 12 months I have seen such an improvement in the overall going my lovely gelding, he is now out competing again. Thank you so much" ... Julie