Holistic Medicine

Acupuncture

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Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine. Chinese medicine is based on life being a balance of masculine and feminine energies and that optimum health is achieved when perfect balance is attained. Chinese theories teach that energy flows along meridians, or channels, in the body and that this energy can be accessed through a variety of acupuncture points. Energies can be balanced using specific points and needling techniques to optimize health. 


Elm Creek Equine uses acupuncture in conjunction with chiropractic, massage, kinesiotape and traditional lameness/health exam techniques. 

Chiropractic

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Chiropractic adjustments are extremely beneficial to improving your horse’s performance. Chiropractic techniques have been shown to improve the function of nerves travelling from the spinal cord to the extremities and vice versa. Dysfunction of these nerves can cause delayed reflexes (and subsequent injuries), segmental muscle spasms, loss of range of motion and both local and distant pain. 


Chiropractic assessments for horses are particularly useful for horses whose rider struggles with chronic pain. Several studies have shown the relationship between rider biomechanical dysfuntion and their horse having the same biomechanical dysfunction. Chiropractic care can alleviate mild/shifting lameness, help a horse establish equal flexibility, improve balance and alleviate back and pelvic pain.


Elm Creek Equine uses chiropractic in conjunction with acupuncture, massage, kinesiotape and traditional lameness exam techniques. 

Laser Therapy

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 Elm Creek Equine introduced laser therapy in August of 2018. Laser therapy saturates the body with light of different wavelengths to trigger the body to heal more efficiently and to stop inflammatory processes.
We have used laser therapy with excellent success for conditions including: 

  • Kissing Spine
  • Navicular Disease
  • Laminitis
  • Suspensory Pain
  • SI pain
  • Wounds
  • Dermatitis
  • Arthritis

Laser treatments are non-invasive,  cost-effective, and do not require sedation.