What is Cold Laser, how does it work, and what can it do for your horse?

With Cold Laser and Laser Acupuncture you can help heal injuries and resolve pain in a variety of acute and chronic conditions.

Low level laser treatment optimises natural healing by modulating relevant cell activity with light of controlled wavelengths and energy density. There is a wealth of research on the physiological effects of low level laser therapy using Class 3B lasers such as the Omega System used by Equibliss .

It can be safely used on horses and people to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasm and increase functionality. Research carried out at Guy’s Hospital in London and the University of Ulster has shown improved reduction with scar tissue, anti inflammatory response, pain relief, faster healing with stronger tissue ,improved cell metabolism and stimulation of the immune response.

In addition, Laser Acupuncture is a safe and highly effective way to treat Equine Acupuncture points in a way the horse is happy with and without the risk of lost needles .It can be used to improve the horse’s health by supporting digestive health,balancing the emotions, relieving soreness and helping the immune system.

The laser is a handheld device, and is placed directly over the injured area or acupoint for 15 seconds to several minutes, depending on the treatment protocol, the size of the area being treated and the dose provided by the Cold Laser unit. Treatment will involve a carefully selected set of acupuncture points treated with Laser, and also selected Laser Wavelengths to . A real benefit to the horse is that not only is it fast, pain-free and non-invasive, but it offers excellent results in pain-relief, wound healing and soft-tissue repair.

Common treated conditions include :

  • Tendons and ligaments
  • Wound Healing
  • Capped hocks
  • Lymphatic problems and oedema
  • Mud Fever/Rain Scald
  • Back Pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Hoof Abcess
  • Fractures
  • Bruising
  • Spavins
  • Scarring
  • Splints

The laser works very well alongside Shiatsu but is also available as a stand-alone treatment. Treatment packages are available for wound and tendon/ligament injuries, please contact us for details.

Fees: £50 per treatment or £240 for a course of 6 taken at least weekly

cold laser being used on a horse
image of the cold laser in its bag
horses head with the cold laser being placed on a horses withers