Central Kentucky is horse country & acupuncture is a widely used modality to treat horses for all types of musculo-skeletal issues. Equine acupuncture is often the first exposure many in this part of the country have with traditional Chinese medicine.
Equestrians, horsemen, & women are endurance athletes, as are their horses. As such, it's vital to take care of your body! Depending upon the sport or event, needs are different, though typically hip pain, sciatica, low back, & shoulder pain are some of the more common ailments equestrians experience. Not only is pain uncomfortable & frustrating, it can effect the performance of your horse during an event - of which you may have been preparing for for many months, even years, & at great expense.
Acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine can help stop pain & inflammation & help the body to heal. This can be in the case of injuries, falls or surgery. Want to reduce healing time & get back into the saddle more quickly? I can help with that. A rider who experiences less pain & feels stronger will allow their horse to perform without any hindrance.
As an athlete, equestrians need a balanced & calm mind-set. Acupuncture "re-sets" the brain & body, calms the nervous system, releases endorphins & makes you just feel better! A happy, calm rider is going to perform better & be more present during competition. Those who get acupuncture regularly report better sleep, less anxiety, less over-thinking & respond more calmly in stressful situations. Your horse will respond more favorably the calmer & more balanced you are. As a team, it's important you and your horse are both in optimal health.
I believe health & wellness are already within you & I will help you find both! Let me know how I can help you get back to what you enjoy - riding with your best friend & winning! - Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist at Bluegrass Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.
About the Author:
Holly Christiansen, Licensed Acupuncturist, currently practicing in the gorgeous, horse capital of the world: Lexington, Kentucky.