Dr. Katherine Sickler offers acupuncture including dry needle and electro-acupuncture. Dr. Sickler received her acupuncture training from the One Health Institute in Colorado and has been certified since 2015. Acupuncture is the placement of needles at specific points throughout the body. Needle placement in these areas stimulates your horse’s body to release its own pain killers. Pain is relieved locally as well as systemically, inflammation is decreased and nerves are stimulated. Acupuncture is used successfully for a large number of conditions including sore backs and necks, lameness, and gastrointestinal motility disorders (including ileus and chronic mild colic).