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  • Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine - Equine

  • This Overview covers the basic underlying concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Yin/Yang Theory in relation to the animal body and assessment of conditions; Meridian Theory and the meridian system; The Five-Element Theory; the internal organ systems, zang-fu organs in relation to the body; and, how the vital substances function within the body. This course provides an understanding of how the Chinese perceived of the living body and offers tools for assessment and session work.
  • Price: $225.00 
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  • Overview to Traditional Chinese Medicine - Small Animal

  • This Overview covers the basic underlying concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Yin/Yang Theory in relation to the animal body and assessment of conditions; Meridian Theory and the meridian system; The Five-Element Theory; the internal organ systems, zang-fu organs in relation to the body; and, how the vital substances function within the body. This course provides an understanding of how the Chinese perceived of the living body and offers tools for assessment and session work.
  • Price: $225.00 
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  • Meridian Theory - Equine

  • The Meridian Theory courses offer an in-depth understanding of how the meridians function within the animal's body. As it was written in the Spiritual Pivot: "The meridians are where the beginners begin and masters end." The more you learn about the meridian system and their location, the better your working knowledge of acupressure -- your assessment skills and point selection for acupressure sessions will be more effective. The course covers the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs is available after successfully passing 8 unit quizzes and the final examination.
  • Price: $250.00 - $25.00 discount - November / December Special
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  • Meridian Theory - Small Animal

  • The Meridian Theory courses offer an in-depth understanding of how the meridians function within the animal's body. As it was written in the Spiritual Pivot: "The meridians are where the beginners begin and masters end." The more you learn about the meridian system and their location, the better your working knowledge of acupressure -- your assessment skills and point selection for acupressure sessions will be more effective. The course covers the 12 major meridians and 2 extraordinary vessels. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs is available after successfully passing 8 unit quizzes and the final examination.
  • Price: $250.00 - $25.00 discount - November / December Special
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  • 5-Element Theory - Equine

  • This course provides an in-depth description of the correspondences and officials of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. It discusses how the Theory is applied to Chinese Medicine for both assessment and treatment purposes. Additionally, the course demonstrates a point selection technique that can be used during the Point Work segment of the acupressure session sequence. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs is available upon completion of the online quizzes following each of the 9 units and the final examination.
  • Price: $275.00
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  • 5-Element Theory - Small Animal

  • This course provides an in-depth description of the correspondences and officials of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. It discusses how the Theory is applied to Chinese Medicine for both assessment and treatment purposes. Additionally, the course demonstrates a point selection technique that can be used during the Point Work segment of the acupressure session sequence. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs is available upon completion of the online quizzes following each of the 9 units and the final examination.
  • Price: $275.00
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  • Acupoint Classification - Equine

  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure points are categorized by how acupoints can best be used to rebalance Chi within the body. This course covers the major acupoint classifications, the "medicine bag" of TCM, such as: Source, Association, Alarm, Master, Connecting, Influential, Jing-Well points, etc. You will learn the functions, the location, and energetics of key acupoints. Knowing the acupoint classifications provides participants with invaluable tools that are basic and essential in developing session plans for specific animal conditions.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • Acupoint Classification - Small Animal

  • In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure points are categorized by how acupoints can best be used to rebalance Chi within the body. This course covers the major acupoint classifications, the "medicine bag" of TCM, such as: Source, Association, Alarm, Master, Connecting, Influential, Jing-Well points, etc. You will learn the functions, the location, and energetics of key acupoints. Knowing the acupoint classifications provides participants with invaluable tools that are basic and essential in developing session plans for specific animal conditions.
  • Price: $275.00 
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  • Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy-Equine

  • This course presents a systematic approach to learning the anatomical landmarks necessary for locating acupressure points on animals. Emphasis is placed on the location of major bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Upon completion, participants are able to use anatomical language, locate points using anatomical landmarks and know the function and energetics of specific acupoints.
  • Discount Price: $290.00 
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  • Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy-Canine

  • This course presents a systematic approach to learning the anatomical landmarks necessary for locating acupressure points on animals. Emphasis is placed on the location of major bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Upon completion, participants are able to use anatomical language, locate points using anatomical landmarks and know the function and energetics of specific acupoints.
  • Discount Price: $290.00 
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  • Equine Indicators & Assessment Course

  • This online Indicators & Assessment course is designed for the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute participants to round out your studies in becoming a practitioner. The idea behind this course is to add to your base of knowledge and pull all you have learned into a "package" which supports your ability to be effective as an animal acupressure practitioner. Indicators & Assessment is a treasure trove of information taken from the rich source of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The course lessons cover:
    • How the Five Vital Substances function in the body
    • The effects of exogenous and endogenous factors on the Vital Substances
    • An in-depth discussion of the assessment process
    • How to use the Eight Principles in the assessment process
    • A presentation of additional assessment tools used in TCM
    • How to develop a acupressure session using a practical format
    • A set of "Common Patterns of Disharmony" case studies, and,
    • A listing of Resources including books, text books, and websites
  • Price: $350.00 
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  • Small Animal Indicators & Assessment Course

  • Indicators & Assessment is a treasure trove of information based on the rich source of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The course begins with a review of the unique TCM theories and concepts underlying acupressure such as Yin-Yang Theory, Meridian Theory, Five-Element Theory, plus Acupoint Classifications. By reinforcing your knowledge of the basics you are ready to step-up to the next level of knowledge presented in this course. The rest of Indicators & Assessment is devoted to expanding and deepening your knowledge of Chinese medicine and how to apply it to your practice of small animal acupressure. The course lessons cover:
    • How the Five Vital Substances function in the body
    • The effects of exogenous and endogenous factors on the Vital Substances
    • An in-depth discussion of the assessment process
    • How to use the Eight Principles in the assessment process
    • A presentation of additional assessment tools used in TCM
    • How to develop a acupressure session using a practical format
    • A set of "Common Patterns of Disharmony" case studies, and,
    • A listing of Resources including books, text books, and websites.
  • Price: $350.00 
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  • Equine Pathology Course

  • The Equine Pathology course provides an overview of common equine pathologies. Each pathology includes a description of the issue, its clinical signs, treatment patterns and information on prevention. Written in conjunction with Bill Harnetty, DVM, Hocking College, this course provides equine bodyworkers with additional tools and information to help them asses the horse and recognize conditions requiring immediate veterinarian attention.
  • Price:  $350.00 
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  • Canine Pathology Course

  • The Canine Pathology course provides an overview of common canine pathologies. Each pathology includes a description of the issue, its clinical signs, treatment patterns and information on prevention. Written in conjunction with Bill Harnetty, DVM, Hocking College, Nancy Zidonis, and Barbara Chasteen, this course provides canine bodyworkers with additional tools and information to help them assess the dog and recognize conditions requiring immediate veterinarian attention. Additionally this course includes live video demonstrations of canine conditions.
  • Price:  $350.00 
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  • Animal Acupressure Business Practices Course

  • The Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute's Business Practices course provides you the knowledge, confidence and resources to help you create an animal acupressure practice that reflects your style, supports you as a professional, and enhances the community you live and work in. The course gives you a step-by-step to creating successful marketing strategies, financial goals, defining legal issues, and the tools to put together your own business plan. A Certificate of Completion for 20 CE's is available upon completion of this online course.
  • Price: $65.00
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  • Online Course Extension

  • Click on Course Extension and then, from the drop down menu, choose the online course you wish to extend. Doing so extends your course(s) by an additional 90 days. Continue with regular check out procedure.
  • Price: $25.00
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  • New Small Animal Elective - Food Therapy

  • This course covers feeding dogs and cats in accord with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concepts of supporting good health and resolving health conditions such as skin issues, aging, gastrointestinal problems, and cancer. Dr. Stryeski presents how to select warming, cooling, and neutral foods in the context of the TCM theories of Yin and Yang, and the Five-Element Theory to address health issues. She delves into cooking methods, teaches how to select Chinese vegetables, and critiques commercial dog food labels. Small Animal Food Therapy offers tons of information about how to feed your dogs and cats. There's 12 Units, 4 Videos, and a Resource Section with Specific Recipes.
  • Price: $275.00
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  • Horses in Motion, An Equine Perspective

  • The approach to equine movement in this course is centered on the living horse and how he functions in his environment. Beginning with that environmental interface, the skin, we review the connective tissues, and then move through the body from head to tail, including the poll, neck, torso, hooves, and limbs; explore how the condition of certain organs can affect movement; and end with a basic survey of locomotion. Our orientation is from the horse's point of view. It considers not only how the body is designed to move, but how it senses and responds to stimuli, and how it copes with the demands of maintaining homeostasis, repair, and healing as well as the necessity to move from place to place. It also takes into account the effects of living with humans, as well as the concerns that humans have for their horses in daily life.The intention of this course is to empower equine acupressure practitioners to see beyond everyday conventions around equine movement, to know what is possible, and to help others to realize how healthy movement looks and how it can be attained. We hope that you enjoy meeting the horses in the course, as they guide you through the basic aspects of equine movement, acupressure, and bodywork.
  • Price: $275.00
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  • Essential Oils and Acupressure for Equines

  • This course introduces you to the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, and enables you to use essential oils along with acupressure to restore energetic balance to your horse. The course covers the history of essential oils, in-depth information on the botany of over 25 selected Essential Oil plants, including their actions, conditions, and cautions. You are guided through how to offer oils as aromatherapy to your horse, and how to use the combination of oils and acupressure to your horse's best benefit. Ten specific condition acupressure charts and corresponding oils are also provided. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LUs or 16 CE hours is available upon completion. This course has been approved by the NCBTMB for 16 CE hours.
  • Price: $225.00
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  • Understanding Horse Types and Temperaments

  • New Tallgrass Online Course by Madalyn Ward, DVM - Pioneer in the field of Holistic Veterinary Horse Care. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Five Element Theory and how to view a horse within this context. With this information horse owners can better understand their horse's personality and learn how best to work with him or her in training situations and health issues. Diet and exercise are key pieces to the complete care of horses,suggestions for nutrition and exercise are offered within the framework of each of the Five Elements. A Certificate of Completion for 30 LU's or 16 CE hours is available upon completion of the course and the 5 unit quizzes. This course will meet one elective requirement for participants enrolled in the Tallgrass Equine Practitioner Training Program.
  • Price: $200.00
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