How To Help Your Animal With Acupressure

Have you heard of acupressure? Or do you think it maybe the same as some other therapies? Although there's similarities to some others, it is actually different. And also can make a big difference to wellbeing for your pet!

First of all see below, how it differs from a couple of other therapies that it's often confused with - acupuncture and myotherapy.

How Is It Similar to Veterinary Acupuncture?

Acupressure works by applying finger pressure to specific points on the body. This helps to stimulate natural repair processes. It's a similar principle to acupuncture. But whereas acupuncture uses needles. Acupressure doesn't and is non-invasive.

Acupuncture can help injury or illness. But Acupressure aims to maintain well being. This is important for your horse, dog, cat or other animal. Feeling more relaxed and less stressed, cannot be under-estimated in the difference it makes to the quality of life for your animal.

Is Acupressure The Same as Trigger Point Myotherapy?

The theories behind acupressure and trigger- point massage are different.

Acupressure originates from the Chinese meridian theory (as does acupuncture). That energy flows around the body, and when vital energy, or chi, becomes blocked by injury or illness. Its functional flow is inhibited. So acupuncture theory says that specific areas on the skin relate to specific parts of the body. This is through a system of channels. And so these channels are kept open to maintain energy flow. By applying pressuring of these points.

What Can Acupressure Help Your Animal With?

  • Is a preventative therapy. So use it regularly to reduce the risk of illness or injury.
  • Use to help recovery from injury.
  • Help increase circulation. Great for older horses or dogs who perhaps don't move about as much.
  • Many other ailments can be helped. Speak to a qualified animal acupressure therapist for advice.

Below find links to a couple of case studies, that you may find interesting.

FEELING GOOD & READY…With a Little Help from Equine Acupressure
By Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis, Founders of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

Muscle Stiffness Relief for Animals and People
By Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis, Founders of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute

How You Can Train In Animal Acupressure

Would you like advice on animal acupressure massage training opportunities? Visit the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure website here. Learn to use with your own animals. Or get a new career as an animal acupressure practitioner!

Would you like details of Animal Acupressure Therapists for your horse or dog? Please email me at - I'll be pleased to try and assist, wherever you are in the world!

You can get more information on many complementary therapies for animals here at Taranet. Take a look at the sitemap here for a list.

About The Author
This article has been extensively researched and written by Suzanne Harris. Who is also the designer and developer of this site. A lifelong animal lover with a passion for ensuring animals can access complementary therapies for their health and wellbeing.