The Equine Acupuncture Center address is 9588 West Highway 318, Reddick, FL 32686. From I-75, take exit 368, then proceed 2.2 miles west on Highway 318. Follow the signs to the UF Equine Acupuncture Center and the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Our facility is on the left-hand side.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method, resulting in a therapeutic homeostatic effect. The specific point on the body is called Shu-xu or acupuncture point (acupoint). The ancient Chinese discovered 361 acupoints in humans and 173 acupoints in horses.
Acupuncture has been practiced in both animals and humans for thousands of years in China. The benefits of acupuncture have been documented in an increasing number of clinical trials and, as a result, we have a better understanding of acupuncture’s method of action. Our patients can benefit greatly from these new developments.
Why should I choose acupuncture?
Clinical trials indicate that acupuncture therapy may be effective to treat the following conditions:
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Reproductive disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Behavioral problems
- Dermatological problems
- Renal & urinary disorders
Do I need a referral?
The UF Equine Acupuncture Center works closely with your veterinarian to determine your horse’s specific needs. A referral is not required.