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Enhancing Equine Digestion with Acupressure

Nancy Zidonis - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Acupressure Enhances Equine Digestion
By Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis

Equine Digestion
In the wild, horses travel in search of forage anywhere from 20 to 30 miles in a day. Physical exercise enhances the motility of the digestive process. Movement is essential for good equine gut function. Having sufficient water is also critical to the digestive process. The grasses cannot pass through the horse’s stomach and intestines without a significant amount of fluid.

As every horse guardian knows, equine digestion can be tricky at times. To further assist in the digestive process and increase bio-availability of nutrients, you can offer your horse an acupressure session with acupressure points specifically selected to enhance the flow of energy and balance to the entire gastrointestinal tract.

Acupressure Session
By providing your horse with the acupressure session shown in the chart every five or six days, you are supporting his ability to create absorbable nutrients to nourish his body.

 

Acupressure Points

  • Stomach 36 (St 36), is a powerful acupoint known as the Master point for the gastrointestinal system, thus it helps to maintain the balance of energy for digestion.
  • Spleen 3 (Sp 3), benefits Stomach and Spleen and can reduce the possibility of food stagnation along the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Conception Vessel 12 (CV12), regulates, strengthens, and harmonizes the energy of the Stomach and Spleen/Pancreas.

When acupressure is combined with good quality forage, exercise, and as natural an equine lifestyle as possible, you will have a happy, healthy horse.