Acupuncture and electro acupuncture were used in the rehabilitation program of a pony who had had a severe frontal shock at the left base of the neck and developed a lateral subluxation of the shoulder at the standing phase of the step (shoulder instability). After 3 months since the trauma, there was no improvement in the locomotion and almost all the muscles of the shoulder were atrophic. At this point, electro acupuncture was integrated into the rehabilitation protocol. After 6 sessions the mare could be ridden again, afterwards, she was exercised three times a week with a weekly electro acupuncture session.
By Kristien Debyser DVM Abstract Acupuncture therapy was used to treat pain and lameness, due to calcinosis circumscripta in both shoulder joints and a rib,