Acupuncture and acupressure stimulate the same points. These points lie on energy channels or meridians. Each meridian has a certain number of acupuncture/acupressure points. For example, the liver meridian has 14 points, the stomach meridian 45 points, and the lung meridian 11 points. Each acupressure point has 3 to 5 effects that can influence different regions of the body.
So that you can find individual points on your horse, Dr. Ina Gösmeier describes in detail the exact localization of each acupressure point and the different effects.
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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.> more
The preparation of the practitioner is crucial for horses to be able to enjoy acupressure. Acupressure around the eyes and Yin-Yang balancing are two important methods for the daily acupressure on horses. You’ll see how to do it in this video.
Duration: 12:36 Minutes
A correct understanding of the horses behavior is very important for the selection of acupressure points. According to Dr. Ina Goesmeier, 5 types of horses can be identified in traditional Chinese Medicine.
Duration: 23:27 Minutes
For Uta Gräf and her husband, Stefan Schneider, fine riding is not only a question of riding technique but the result of the “whole caring package” of husbandry, feeding, and training that keeps the horse healthy and happy. Keeping competition horses in a herd in the field is a fairly unusual practice, as is riding without a standard indoor in summer and especially winter. This video lets us experience Uta Gräf’s training and husbandry concepts.
Duration: 20:13 Minutes
Acupressure is a form of therapy within Traditional Chinese Medicine. For a successful application on horses, the theoretical basics of this healing art are important prerequisites. In this first video, Dr. Ina Gösmeier explains the background and basis of acupressure for horses
Duration: 09:49 Minutes
The management of a horse plays an essential role in their mental health. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl feels plenty of time out of the box and going in the paddock or field each day is necessary for her horse’s well-being, explaining her steps to ensure the horses remain as healthy as possible and shows how she massages them before riding.
Duration: 14:01 Minutes