Acupuncture- may seem strange to anyone raised in an atmosphere of so-called Western medicine with its emphasis on disease signs that can be easily seen or felt. Eastern medicine takes a wider view to encompass treatment modalities such as acupuncture. The idea of using needles to influence energy meridians within the body is more acceptable when horse owners observe their horses before and after an acupuncture treatment. Odd as it may look, acupuncture does relieve pain, anxiety, muscle soreness,and other sources of discomfort in horses. It can also be used to treat such widely divergent maladies as diarrhea, undescended testicles, contracted tendons, and laryngeal hemiplegia.