The Electro-Acuscope is an FDA approved machine which has been used on humans for a number of years. Approximately five years ago, it was adapted for veterinary use on horses, cats, and dogs. It has both diagnostic and therapeutic functions. It provides feedback which indicates the location of an area of pain. With this machine, your horse can actually tell you where it hurts! It also tells the therapist when an area has been successfully treated. The Electro-Acuscope does not heal. It helps the body to heal itself by stimulating the supply of blood and oxygen to the involved area. It does not involve the use of drugs or needles and is effective in the treatment of many types of tissue damage. It is particularly useful in the treatment of swelling, inflammation, and soreness.