Animal Acupressure Blog

Feline Kidney Support with Acupressure

2017-05-26T14:38:27
CATS AGE, TOO: Acupressure for Kidney Care Don’t we all wish that our cats could stay young and bouncy forever? The reality is, cat’s age just like the rest of us. Cats are considered elderly by the age of 11years and in the geriatric phase of life from 15 years on. Because of medical care, better quality food being available, and more attention to complementary therapies, a domesticated cat’s lifespan has been extended amazingly in the las [READ POST]

Similarities & Differences Between Acupressure & Acupuncture

2017-05-02T13:19:31
Similarities & Differences Between Acupressure & Acupuncture, Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis, Tallgrass (http://www.animalacupressure.com) A horsefly is mid-air, within inches of landing on the horse’s flank. The surface of his flank twitches just before the fly has a chance to land, warding it off in advance of being stung. This is how sensitive a horse is! He can feel everything within inches of his body. Your dog is a [READ POST]

SOOTHING AH-SHI POINTS WITH TUI NA

2017-03-30T00:00:00
Part II following previous Part I blog: Ah-Shi Points – “Ouch” Points: The Cold, Hard Truth about Ah-Shi Points In Part One of this two-part series, we went over the nature of Ah-Shi points. We discussed how the muscle tissues tighten and become knotted. This can occur spontaneously due to physical or emotional stress, injury or disease. The result is the same: the tissues shut down, not allowing blood and chi to flow. The animal then [READ POST]

AH-SHI POINTS – “OUCH” POINTS: The Cold, Hard Truth About Ah-Shi Points

2017-03-01T14:03:47
AH-SHI POINTS – “OUCH” POINTS: The Cold, Hard Truth About Ah-Shi Points Part I of a Two-Part Series Ah-Shi points are places on the body where the muscle tissue matrix tightens, becomes shorter, and thickens. When muscle tissue thickens and becomes knotted and hard, it can put pressure on nerves. In response to this pressure, nerves send pain signals. In turn, these signals cause pain that leads to restricted movement, which the [READ POST]

Supporting Cooper with Canine Acupressure

2016-12-29T00:00:00
Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute Cooper is a Mini-Dachshund who was surrendered to the Denver Dumb Friends League (HSUS) at the age of 6 or so. The only information they had on this emaciated little guy was that his original people bought him in a pet store, he was in a crate for 14 hours/day. They were getting divorced and nobody could keep him. In a difficult situation t his might have been the  [READ POST]

Canine Osteoarthritis

2016-11-26T07:43:51
By Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow Older dogs are prone to developing arthritis. However, young dogs can develop arthritis due to trauma to the joint, hereditary malformations, breeding issues, unstable joints, poor diet, and infection. Early detection is key to slowing the degenerative process and managing the dog’s level of pain. Indicators of canine arthritis include: Reluctance to play, walk, run, climb, jump Swelling and heat  [READ POST]

Equine Grief and The Bladder Meridian

2016-11-26T07:43:22
By Waldine Hilton, Tallgrass Participant from Victoria, Australia A short time ago an old horse was kindly helped with his new journey to the new world. When I visited the other horses four days later the energy of the place was heavy laden. The owner has 6 horses on the property and she wanted me to have a look a horse. The horse gave me the impression he was grieving and my hands were drawn to the emotional channel of the Bladder meri [READ POST]

Marketing Tip: Client Retention Part 1

2016-11-26T07:42:04
By Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis Part 1 of a 3-part series Just think of all the time, money, and energy you have invested in having a client. It’s a lot! The important part of building a clientele for your animal acupressure/Tui Na practice is keeping your clients so you don’t have to constantly invest in new clients. How do you retain clients? It all boils down to good communication. Building rapport with the animal’s [READ POST]

Feline Acupressure Healthcare

2016-11-26T07:41:48
By Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow Many people think that cats would not enjoy acupressure, wow, are they wrong. Most cats really appreciate intentional touch especially when they really need it. Cats do not like to be “over-touched.” Keep the acupressure session short and sweet. Performing an Opening should be good since you are formulating and communicating your healing with the cat. We suggest you go right into Point Work, or as soon  [READ POST]

The Coprophagic Mare…Penny the Poop-Eater

2016-11-26T00:00:00
By: Diane Wilson and Lynn Caldwell, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Practitioners (http://mvequineacupressure.com/) Penny is a 10-year-old Paint Mare with a long-standing habit of manure eating – her own manure and others’. Bleh! Healthy in every other respect, and having been assessed by her veterinarian with no conclusive medical issues, her owners called us, hoping acupressure might help to eliminate (excuse the pun) this behavior.  [READ POST]