Combining Therapies to Combat Laminitis
• clear heat and reduce inflammation
• cool and move blood
• breakup stagnation (damaged cellular debris)
• nourish blood
• stimulate blood flow to the feet
LI11 - the "itis" point: heat, fever, inflammation anywhere in the body
LI4 - Pain, Pain, Pain!
SP10 - point of blood: clear heat, move, cool and nourish blood; critical to restoring the health of the lamina
UB18 - Liver Shu: hooves are under the jurisdiction of Liver, influences the blood and hoofs
SP3 & SP6 - cooling and yin/blood nourishing
Herbs Jiao gu lan (Gynostema) - stimulates blood flow to the lamina
Yunnan Bai Yao - moves and cools blood, reduces stagnation; useful orally and topically mixed with aloe or oil as a hoof paint to reduce heat in the hoof
Chinese herbal supplements should be used properly and thoughtfully under the guidance of a licensed Chinese herbalist.
Information presented here is not intended to replace proper veterinary diagnosis or treatment and should not be used for that purpose. -- Gloria Garland, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & Ch, www.wholehorse.com