What can benefit from acupressure?

Pretty much any ailment, from fatigue, to muscle pain, to emotional issues, can be treated with acupressure.

Below are just a few of the conditions that can be treated.

Always remember that acupressure is NOT a substitute for veterinary medical treatment. If your pet is sick or in distress please go to your vet for diagnosis and treatment immediately.

Physical Issues

  • Muscle Spasms
  • Pain
  • Digestive Issues, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Swelling and Inflammation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Mobility Issues
  • Arthritis
  • Hock and Stifle Problems
  • Ear Problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Respiratory Conditions
  • Chronic or Acute Conditions
  • Weakened Immune System

Emotional Issues

  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Mania
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • Grief and Sadness

When not to treat small animals with acupressure

  • Just after feeding, wait three to four hours before treating.
  • Immediately after any prolonged strenuous activities [ie: agility training, swimming, running or hiking, etc...], wait until the animal has cooled down and the heart rate is back to their normal resting rate.
  • When your dog or cat has a high fever [call your vet immediately].
  • If your dog or cat has an infectious disease [call your vet immediately].
  • After breeding, wait twelve hours.
  • If your dog or cat is pregnant, wait until after delivery to resume sessions.
  • Puppies and kittens under one year should not receive a full acupressure session as they are in the process of growing and part of that is being unbalanced so we don't want to interfere with that.

When not to treat equine animals with acupressure

  • Just after feeding, wait three to four hours before treating.
  • Immediately after any prolonged strenuous activities [ie: racing, dressage, hunter jumper activities, hard riding, etc...], wait until the horse has cooled down and the heart rate is back to their normal resting rate.
  • When your horse has a high fever [call your vet immediately].
  • If your horse has an infectious disease [call your vet immediately].
  • After breeding, wait twelve hours.
  • If your mare is pregnant, wait until after delivery to resume sessions.
  • Foals under one year should not receive a full acupressure session as they are in the process of growing and part of that is being unbalanced so we don't want to interfere with that.

Cancer can be contra-indicated so always get a veterinarians approval before treating.



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