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What’s New (and Old) in Alternative Therapies

Some of the less-conventional therapies described in this article are newer, while others, although centuries-old, are now gaining traction.

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By: Nicole Kitchener |

Some of the less-conventional therapies described in this article are newer and perhaps unfamiliar, while others, although centuries-old, are now gaining traction in equine health. Of course, these or any other treatments should never replace traditional veterinary care or be performed without prior advice from, or in consultation with, a veterinarian. Equi-Bow Canada Equi-Bow is a bodywork program and system of owner training and practitioner qualification/certification designed by Canadians Cheryl Gibson and Simone Usselman-Tod. Equi-Bow is a “neuromuscular re-patterning technique,” explains Gibson. Rolling-type touches, often corresponding to acupressure and trigger points, bring awareness to restricted areas in muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. The brain processes the information and sends impulses to help the body realign itself, she says. Another major benefit is “rebalancing the autonomic nervous system” adds Gibson. “Much like humans, horses may exist in a state of almost perpetual anxiety, which adversely affects their entire system. When we…

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