All Creatures Every Spine
Dr. Amy Hayek DVM, CAC, CVA
Dr. Bill Ormston DVM, CAC, DVETHOM
Dr. Amy studied acupuncture at the Chi Institute in 2000. Acupuncture is the use of 3000 years of scientific study of changing the bodies way of healing itself. It activates meridians (energy channels) to balance the systems of the body. Acupuncture addresses with the Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis. This diagnosis is based on many points of reference that determine the weakness or excess of Qi, Shen, Blood or Jing. These are all forms of energy of the body.
The horse is a Fire animal in terms of Chinese medicine. This means that the lives we give them are more than they can handle. All Chinese diagnosis is based on the principles of yin and yang: Excess or Deficiency, Heat or Cold, Strength or Weakness, Light or Dark, Dryness or Dampness. Diagnosis is based upon several principles, including: Tongue and pulse readings which explain how the body is reacting to its surroundings and to itself, Five Element theory, which explores the interdependence of the Qi or energy flow, and local acknowledgeable problems ( i.e.: trauma)