Acupressure is one of the most ancient healing arts. Like acupuncture, which uses the same pressure points, it is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The primary difference is that acupuncture uses needles to activate the points. There is evidence that shows veterinary acupressure has been used since 2000-3000 BC. In ancient times, eastern cultures would use this art not only on themselves, but also on their livestock and dogs.
Acupressure increases circulation, releases muscle tension, and improves the flow of energy or qi. This form of therapy which brings energy and blood to an area can be used to alleviate the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and injuries, it can reduce anxiety, motion sickness, and nausea, and can even help with behavior disorders.