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Future veterinarian? 🐴🐶🐮😼 Until Wyatt starts booking appointments in 25+ years, you can contact Dr. Reed! We are excited to be back out on the road scheduling equine acupuncture and spinal manipulation appointments in the central Texas area. Updated COVID-19 protocol (to keep our family and our clients' families safe and healthy): 1. #MaskUp: Masks required during appointments (horse patients excused!) and maintain distance when possible 2. No paper exchange: Electronic invoicing and record reporting, electronic payments, etc. Safer for us and better for the environment! 3. Not feeling well? Please reschedule your horse's appointment if you have recently been sick (or have been around someone who has been sick).

#AcupuncturePointOfTheWeek - Bladder 21 (BL 21), Wei-shu Uses: association point for Stomach meridian; colic, diarrhea, decreased GI motility Dr. Reed commonly uses this point for patients with local back pain and stomach ulcers. It is also useful for colicky patients in combination with other medical therapies.

#AcupuncturePointOfTheWeek - Bladder 20 (BL 20), Pi-shu Uses: association point for Spleen meridian; diarrhea, colic, edema, back pain Dr. Reed commonly uses this point for patients with local back pain. It is also often used for colicky patients (in combination with medical therapies) and cellulitis.

#AcupuncturePointOfTheWeek - Bladder 18 (BL 18), Gan-shu Uses: association point for Liver meridian; back pain, eye problems Dr. Reed commonly uses this point for patients with back pain. This is a unique acupuncture point because it has two points on each side of the horse as shown by the two orange stars in this image.

#AcupuncturePointOfTheWeek - The Bladder Meridian The Bladder meridian is very unique. It begins at the corner of the eye, runs up behind the ear and down the neck, back, and hind limb, ending near the heel bulb. Right behind the scapula, this meridian splits and these branches run parallel to each other until they rejoin at the back of the stifle. Many of the points along this meridian are not only useful for treatment of local pain, but also many other issues. Therefore, it's a great starting point to learn for some at home acupressure. The next several posts in this series will focus on the Bladder meridian.

Are you wondering if your needle-shy horse will tolerate acupuncture? We offer a great solution - laser acupuncture. For horses who do not enjoy acupuncture needles, we frequently use a laser to stimulate acupuncture points. If you are interested or have any questions please contact us.