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Understanding Chronic Pain and the Role of Acupuncture

Understanding Chronic Pain and the Role of Acupuncture

Pain: a Definition and Introduction: The International Association for the Study of Pain has defined pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”1 Pain has a physical...

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Feet or Hooves: the Fascial Connection

Feet or Hooves: the Fascial Connection

Movement is the foundation of life and without it, we and all other vertebrates would perish. We move our feet to get us to where our hands (or a horse’s hooves) need to be, in order to eat or do other tasks essential to our survival and well-being. If we agree that...

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How does Acupuncture Work?

How does Acupuncture Work?

The title of this paper is a very legitimate question and one frequently asked when I am treating a horse with acupuncture. In some senses, it is a very difficult one to answer. There are lengthy books written to explain the mechanisms of acupuncture. Some...

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Saddle with stirrups on a back of a horse

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