March 25, 2015

The Horses Get Acupuncture

Every three months, my horses get a visit from equine veterinarian, Dr. Rosemary Ganser, who specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic treatments. My wonderful Friesians, Rutger and Meindert, are under her care for general maintenance and wellness, but also for some mild arthritis.
Acupuncture works by restoring the "energy flow" known as qi, (pronounced CHEE), which moves along meridians, or channels, around the body. Small needles are used to alleviate blockages of qi that could cause pain, discomfort or poorly functioning organs. Chiropractic treatments focus on spinal alignment and muscle balance. Practitioners manually adjust key points to restore skeletal positioning, and improve joint functioning and range of motion.
Dr. Ganser has been practicing alternative veterinary medicine for many years, and as these photos show, my horses always feel better and more relaxed after every appointment.