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Chiropractic care is the cornerstone or our practice. Both Dr. Amy and Dr. O are certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. This modality helps the nervous system attempt to achieve its maximum potential allowing your animal to function to the best of its ability. They will utilize a series of manual adjustments in an attempt to restore normal motion to the joints of your animals body. The science of chiropractic care has discovered throughout the last one hundred years that a misalignment of joints (subluxation), especially the vertebrae, adversely alters nerve function from and around those areas. Altered nerve impulses leaving the spinal column can adversely affect the function of organs and tissues supplied by that nerve. This altered function can lead to pain, disease, fatigue, muscle weakness, poor balance, immune suppression, etc. Animal chiropractic is the art, science and philosophy which releases the inherent recuperative powers of the body and allows the body to deal with the relationship between the nervous system and the spinal column and its associated structures. Remember, the power that made the body, heals the body, it happens no other way.
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).
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