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Acupuncture Presentation by Dr. Pasgaard

October 14, 2021

Kelsey Palsgaard, DVM cVMA, will be presenting about acupuncture on Thursday, October 14 at 6pm at our clinic.
The presentation is FREE to attend! Dinner will be provided courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim.

Dr. Palsgaard is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture and will be speaking about acupuncture and its benefits on Thursday, October 14 at 6pm. The presentation will be held at Cascadia Equine Veterinary Clinic. Registration is FREE and dinner will be provided courtesy of Boehringer Ingelheim!

Acupuncture is a great tool to help aid in the health of your horse. Acupuncture works through neuromodulation to help improve the body’s healing abilities. While it started as a traditional eastern medicine technique, it has been widely documented to be efficacious in evidence based studies. It has a wide range of effects on many aspects of the body, affecting the central, autonomic, and peripheral nervous systems. The many physiologic effects of acupuncture allow for targeted treatment of a problem in addition to systemic neuroregulation to help aid in the restoration of normal function. In addition to traditional acupuncture dry-needling, electroacupuncture is often used.

Electroacupuncture uses an electronic pulse to enhance traditional dry-needling. Acupuncture needles are placed in their same points, then electrodes are attached to the needles, providing an electric pulse at that site. Electroacupuncture has been shown to give a stronger, more consistent and prolonged therapy than dry needling alone.

Acupuncture and electroacupuncture are used commonly used for pain control, allergies, nerve dysfunction (facial nerve paralysis), head shaking, reproductive problems, edema/swelling reduction, and scar tissue reduction. Acupuncture can be used on its own, or in conjunction with other treatment modalities.