Cruciate Ligaments

Especially dogs seem to be prone for damaging their cranial cruciate ligament within the knee joint. The caudal cruciate ligament is rarely affected. Quite often after a sudden turn on the hind limbs they end up tearing these ligaments partially –  or even worse – totally. It is a very painful event and most dog […]

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The Senior Pet

Like us humans, the senior pet will have to deal with signs and symptoms of aging, which is all too often going along with aches and pains in joints, muscles and tendons or discomfort. Acupressure can help to make your companion feel happier and improve her over all comfort level. Therefore, if you perform a regular weekly […]

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Canine Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia   Signs: Stiffness in the hind legs Reluctance to jump and move a lot Lameness On touch often painful Restricted range of movement in the rear limbs Difficulty lying down and getting up         BL 11 is used for any joint problem or bone problem, it helps to speed up […]

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Arthritis

Arthritic conditions can be very painful. Depending on which joints are affected and what kind of environmental factors (temperature, humidity or inflammation) elicit arthritis, acupressure treatment on specific acu-points will help to manage and/or relieve pain. Therefore it is very important to observe your pet at first thoroughly to be able to determine location and […]

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Immune System

Immune System   See here for specific acu-points that influence and enhance the immune system.   Cases where you notice repeatedly occurring or chronic signs of skin allergies and rashes, conjunctivitis and ocular discharge and/or a runny nose may indicate a weakened immune system. Also, if your pet suffers from recurrent infections or recovers from a veterinary […]

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Lower Back

Lower Back Soreness is seen fairly often in pets     Signs and symptoms of lower back soreness are usually experienced as :     How to proceed:   Opening: Stroke over the Governing Vessel, the Bladder and the Gallbladder meridians in a light, but firm movement along their entire lengths. Do this for the Bladder […]

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Challenge 105

  What is the main function of the Conception vessel meridian? Where is CV 1 located? How does the Spleen meridian regulate the quality of movement? How is appetite defined and what is the main role of the Stomach meridian ?

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Assignment 108

Conception Vessel The Conception Vessel meridian is the main regulator of the peripheral nervous system and the reproduction organs.  In TCM it is the governor over Yin, controlling a balanced flow of Chi throughout the body.   Spleen meridian The Spleen Meridian governs over the center organ of the immune system and blood building system. […]

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Stomach Meridian

Pathway of the Stomach Meridian   The Stomach meridian  origins in the middle of the lower eye lid. From there it travels first over the face to the nose and the lateral tip of the lower jaw, then changes direction and runs along the side of the mandible to the ear. From here it travels […]

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Spleen Meridian

Pathway of the Spleen Meridian   The Spleen Meridian in small animals starts in SP 1 on the medial tip of the second toe and runs from there on the medial (inner) aspect of the lower rear limb to the hock. In equines SP 1 is located on the inside aspect of the rear hoof, […]

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