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Acupressure and Horses

Acupressure is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Essentially, it is acupuncture without needles. The theory behind it and the points used are identical to those used in acupuncture. Instead of needles, an acupressurist uses his or her fingertips to stimulate or relax points along the body's energetic meridians. Horses are remarkably sensitive to this form of bodywork, and sometimes their responses can be dramatic. According to TCM, the body's Chi flows through the entire meridian system once every twenty four hours, so sometimes the effects of an acupressure session continue to evolve for one to three days following the session.

From equine athletes to beloved pasture ornaments, youngsters to the elderly, horses benefit from having their Chi, or life force, flowing in balance and harmony. Chi can become blocked or unbalanced for many reasons, ranging from injury to the loss of a companion. Acupressure can help restore balance and release blockages, optimizing the horse's ability to heal.

One of the wonderful things about acupressure is that you can participate in your horse's well being by learning a few acupressure points to use in between sessions performed by your professional practitioner. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, and will be most happy to show you points and work with you to help your horse achieve and maintain optimal wellness.  


This was a lovely Lipizzan stallion, with whom I had the privilege of working during an acupressure demonstration I offered at Tempel Farms in Wadsworth, IL. 2014.




Please note that acupressure should never be used as a substitute for proper veterinary care. When in doubt, consult your veterinarian first.




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