Acupuncture and Cold Laser Therapy work on the same principles, so how do you decide which treatment to choose? One of the advantages of acupuncture is that several areas can be treated at the same time, while the laser can only work on one point at a time. If your horse or dog is afraid of needles, especially around the head or a difficult spot, lasers can be easily used.
Horses have very strong muscles, and can actually twitch a needle right out. In that case, the laser works better.
Infection is a possible complication with any needle. There is no danger of that with the laser.
It is rare, but needles can break off if an animal moves suddenly. Again, there is no chance of that problem with the cold laser.
Both modalities promote overall well-being. Increased energy is routinely reported.
Acupuncture and laser therapy are both effective healing therapies. I hope this information will help you in choosing the right one for your animal.