Dogs, Cats & Horses
Restore and replenish the natural harmony and balance needed for total wellness.
Your first reaction may probably be, "What is acupressure? For animals, really?" Well, yes! In fact, acupressure is effective for the immune system. It is similar to acupuncture but, without the complications of needles.
Acupressure is a non-invasive healing technique that has been widely used to treat both animals and humans in China for thousands of years.
It follows the core principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); one of which is to treat the body as a whole, rather than purely eliminating symptoms of a disease.
The goal of acupressure is to restore the natural balance and harmony of the body so it is self-capable of fighting ailments and disease.
By so doing, we promote “chi” – the body’s life force energy that circulates systemically throughout the body through a series of “meridians” and “vessels” which serve as an energy highway to achieve balance.
Acupressure is beneficial for:
Acupressure can benefit dogs, cats and horses across all life stages as a holistic modality for promoting health and preventing disease. It can also be used to complement western veterinary medicine.
How else does acupressure help?
If your goals for your buddy belong to any of the following, then acupressure may be suitable:
- Relieve pain e.g. post-surgery, arthritis, sprains
- Strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones
- Resolve injuries more readily by increasing blood flow to remove toxins
- Enhance mental clarity and calm for focus in training and performance
What to expect at a session?
- Opening; getting permission from the animal to start with acupressure
- Assessment; determining what meridians are out of balance
- Point Work; based on clinical reasoning and priorities based on observation and history
Following an acupressure session, the owner will need to observe and monitor for 24 to 48 hours for flare-ups and/or other significant developments.