Acupressure for Horses Part 1: Introduction



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Acupressure can be a great alternative to help horses release body tension or heal from an injury. Since Chinese medicine is an empirical medicine, one needs time, patience and interest to gain comprehensive knowledge of this healing method.

Traditional Chinese Medicine always involves the body and mind in the healing of diseases. With this in mind, Dr. Ina Gösmeier explains the various possible applications of acupressure for horses and the importance of a holistic approach.

Unusual sounding terms of Chinese medicine such as Yin and Yang, Qi, meridians or transformation phases are explained in a clear and understandable way.

From the multitude of over 365 acupuncture points of the horse’s body, Ina Gösmeier has selected 15, which can be used in many different ways, as each point has three to five functions or modes of action. She explains why she chose each individual point and describes in detail the three acupressure techniques to be applied: Balancing technique, Yin technique, and Yang technique.

 

Further videos in this series: 

 

You will learn in this video:

  • What the differences are between acupressure and acupuncture
  • How acupressure can help horses release bodily tension
  • What the different techniques are that can be applied

Dr. Ina Gösmeier

Ina Gösmeier is a veterinarian with heart and soul and has specialized in treating horses with Traditional Chinese Medicine. Many of her four-legged patients are world superstars. She is also involved in teaching acupuncture to veterinary practitioners at universities and lectures regularly in Britain, Ireland and the USA. She is a fully qualified Master of Equine Management and has competed in dressage up to Grand Prix level. 

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