Canine acupressure and acupuncture are part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). These healing modalities have been used for over 4,000 years. Chinese horse doctors used these methods on army horses for the emperor as far back as 2000 b.c..
Canine acupressure has been known to help over 40 conditions. It excels at bringing energy to an area and increasing circulation which helps in rehabilitation, chronic pain, neurological disorders and strengthening the immune system.
TCM is comprised of acupuncture/acupressure, herbal therapy, food therapy and Tui Na massage.
The body has over 300 acupoints on it. These points are along pathways, known in TCM as meridians. They are all independent yet interconnected. The meridian system is known as the web that has no weaver. When an acupoint is activated, blood and chi is brought to the area, which aids in healing.
There are many different factors that go into assessing your dog and choosing points and your dog’s needs are always changing. Acupressure is a great way to enrich your dog’s well being and help provide optimal health.
I am certified in canine acupressure and trained in Tui Na, Therapeutic, Sports and Senior canine massage. I am pleased to offer soft tissue bodywork to dogs in the Salt Lake City and Park City areas. Please contact me for more information.