By Kari Remkus
The ancient healing art of acupressure is a safe and non-invasive alternative way to treat a variety of ailments in pets—ranging from hip dysplasia to respiratory, gastrointestinal, and even neurological problems. Veterinarians in the United States have been practicing acupressure since the early 1970s, and have seen a large increase in demand over the last decade.
Acupressure is a method used to assess and rebalance the flow of energy that travels along 12 main linear pathways in the body. Sickness occurs when this energy is blocked or imbalanced. To correct these imbalances, small needles are inserted into any number of 365 basic acupressure points. This redirects the flow of energy and restores the body to health.
Interested in learning the skill? The Internationally renowned Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in Larkspur, Colorado is now offering a hands-on course in Equine and Small Animal Acupressure. The course is two and a half days long, from October 12 to October 14, and is designed for animal lovers with little or no experience with acupressure. It’s taking place at Paddock Hills Equestrian Center in Union, IL. From October 15 to October 18 they will have an intermediate class titled “Five-Elements, Meridians, and Specific Conditions” at the same location.
Kim Bauer, Lead Instructor for Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute noted, “Whether you’re interested in taking care of your own horses or pets or you are considering animal acupressure as a career, [our] courses provide the perfect introduction to the healing arts.” The courses offered by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute offer in-depth demonstrations and hands-on practice with horses and dogs while introducing animal guardians, trainers, and animal health care practitioners to the basics of animal acupressure.
Animals benefit from acupressure because it is gentle and non-invasive but offers powerful results. Acupressure restores, replenishes and maintains the natural harmony and balance needed in both animal and human bodies to create optimal health and well-being. If you are interested in these courses, or a career as an animal acupressure practitioner visit www.animalacupressure.com.