Friday, June 3, 2011

Acupuncture and Veterinary - Acupuncture For Animals

Photo: Dr Nik with Kaaba Khan at Australia.

Charts for Acupuncture Points and Treatment

The following chart shows three acupuncture points used for colic. There are varying different points that can be used depending on type of colic: simple spastic, impacted, or constipation with inflation of the bowel with gases. Colic with torsion or intussusception of the intestine requires emergency surgical intervention. Happily, these are in the minority.

Things to be done for colic relief, while waiting for the vet to arrive are: Have two strong people interlock arms under the horse's belly and thrust arms upward against lolly several times at the rate of counting "one thousand and one (lift and jiggle belly), "one thousand arid two" (repeat lifting and jiggling belly of horse) for a dozen times or so; sometimes this will rearrange the intestines and relieve gas pressure in the colicky horse. This technique given courtesy of Dr. Lauren DeRock, equine acupuncturist,

Press hard bilaterally on all three points about 1 minute, alternate with homeopathic medication (Cuprum Metallicum 50Mx Arnica fix, and Bach Flower Calming Essence) as often as needed:

Stomach 2, below the midline of the eyeball in a small depression infraorbital foramen.
Stomach 36 - S 36 on the lateral topside of the tibia (upper part of lower leg) in line with knee joint, you can feel a small indentation with your finger. This point increases movement of the intestines (peristalsis).
Governing Vessel 1 - GV 1, lift tail up, in midline of tail head, right above anus. One point only.

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