Acupuncture

Kath is a registered physiotherapy acupuncturist and has completed a diploma in animal acupuncture.

EquinePhysioNZ only uses disposable, single-use, pre-sterilised needles of varying widths and lengths. A number of needles may be used at each treatment and are typically left in position before being removed depending on the response required. Most horses tolerate acupuncture well however, as an alternative, laser can be applied to acupuncture points if appropriate.

 

Research has shown that horses can gain pain relief from acupuncture. This is thought to be due to the release of endorphins in the body during the acupuncture process. Endorphins are pain inhibiting substances which create an analgesic effect. The scientific proof of the release of endorphins allows acupuncture to be integrated with conventional medicine. Clinical trials on humans provide evidence that it has a powerful and sustained effect on musculoskeletal pain.

 

Acupuncture can be used to treat many conditions including:

 

•    Acute Injuries                     
•    Sports Injuries                    
•    Trigger Points                   
•    Back Pain                           
•    Neck Pain                           
•    Headaches                         
•    Stress                                 
•    Chronic Injuries                  
•    Joint Pain                              

There are no extra charges for acupuncture. 
 

•    COPD
•    Breathing Difficulties
•    Head Shaking 
•    Bells’ Palsy
•    Migraine 
•    Skin Conditions
•    Stomach Ulcers 
•    Osteo-Arthritis 
•    Scar Tissue