Acupuncture has been a helpful alternative treatment modality for some cases at EVH. Some of the things that can be treated with acupuncture include back pain, sore muscles, pain from osteoarthritis and nerve damage just to mention a few. Acupuncture has become a very useful tool in conjunction with traditional medicine or in some cases by itself. We have also had some success treating some post colic surgery horses experiencing trouble with GI motility.