What is Acupressure?
Acupressure What is Acupressure? Acupressure is a tool within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a healing method seeking to prevent disease, or restore wellness by supporting the horse’s full physical and emotional health. This ancient healing art is being used in conjunction with modern medicine. The intention is to facilitate the balanced movement of life force within the horse’s body.
Horses are excellent candidates for the healing nature of acupressure, since they are highly attuned to their internal energetics and sensitive to external, physical stimuli.
Acupressure has been proven to:
Releasing of endorphins increasing energy and relieving pain· Increasing blood supply helping to resolve injuries more quickly
Optimizing the horses body ability to perform by balancing energies
Strengthening of muscles, tendons, joints and bones
Enhancing mental clarity and calm required for focus
Releasing natural cortisone to reduce swelling and inflammation
Increasing lubrication of the joints for better movement
How does acupressure work?
Acupressure uses the same meridians as Acupuncture, but rather than using needles, a gentle finger pressure is applied. With this touch, certain points on the body are stimulated which facilitate the flow of energy (Chi) connecting inter-related paths of intensity at certain points in the body. Acupressure can stimulate or sedate these pathways enhancing the function of organ systems, supporting and strengthening the immune system, and balancing the energy of mind, body and spirit. We also incorporate essential oils (aromatherapy) as part of the acupressure session as both healing modalities work well together because they offer a balancing effect on the animal’s physical and emotional state.
Acupressure and aromatherapy are not substitutes for veterinary medical care, but rather serve as compliments. If your horse is ill or injured, seek appropriate medical attention from a qualified veterinary practitioner.
Acupressure is not a substitute for proper veterinary medical care, but rather serves as a compliment. If your horse is ill or injured, seek appropriate medical attention from a qualified veterinary practitioner.
Reference: Acu-Horse 2013. Tallgrass Publishers, LLC.