Acupuncture uses either small solid needles with or without electric stimulation, or fluids such as B12, sarapin or blood, to stimulate specific points along the body (acupuncture points) to manipulate neurotransmitters in the body to influence surrounding muscles close to the points and affect target areas of the body not necessarily close to the points. Modern science is continually validating this ancient form of medicine that is estimated to be between 4000 and 5000 years old. Dr. Hicks uses acupuncture daily to diagnose and treat certain conditions in horses. It is very effective at localizing and diagnosing areas of lameness in the horse, as well as other medical conditions. Including but not limited to: Allergic bronchitis, anhidrosis, laminitis, back soreness, gas colic, nerve paralysis, laryngeal hemiplegia, and many other neurologic and medical conditions including EPM. We will be happy to discuss this as a possible therapy for your horse. Dr Hicks is a graduate of the Chi Institute Acupuncture Program.