A pilot study on blood flow changes in response to ting point acupuncture
Acupuncture is a popular treatment modality for horses but there is not much research to guide treatment protocols. The “ting points” around the coronet are used for treating hoof as well as whole body problems. There is no published research documenting which specific points are most effective, or how these points work. To advance our knowledge of equine acupuncture, we are investigating the blood flow through the palmar digital vessels in response to treating points around the hoof, pastern and fetlock.
I presented preliminary findings from this study at the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture conference in Boston in 2015. You can read the abstract on my Researchgate page.