Animal Acupressure Blog

GV 26 An Amazing Animal Acupoint #7

By Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute ( AMAZING ACUPRESSURE POINT SERIES #7 Governing Vessel 26 (GV 26), aka Du 26 English name – Water Trough Pinyin Name – Shui Gou / Renzhong Some text refers to Governing Vessel 26 as the “First Aid” acupoint because it can be used for an animal experiencing a traumatic event such as: Loss of Consciousness Respir [READ POST]

Acupressure for Arthritic Conditions for Horse & Dog

Canine and Equine Osteoarthritis: Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis The most common type of arthritis for dogs and horses is osteoarthritis. It’s a degenerative joint disease characterized by the wearing a way of cartilage. It can be the result of impact trauma, injury, over-use, infection, poor conformation, hereditary issues, mineral or dietary deficiencies, and aging. Horses and dogs involved in competitive activities are more apt to develop  [READ POST]

Equine Acupressure to Boost Endurance

Equine Acupressure Boosts Endurance! By: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute ( Enjoy the summer months of good riding in the northern hemisphere – time to be on the GO! You don’t have to be an endurance rider to provide this acupressure session for your horse. These acupoints offer your horse an extra ‘umph’ while building muscles and enhancing flexibili [READ POST]

Acupressure Benefits Motion Sickness

ROAD TRIP: Canine Acupressure for Motion Sickness, Amy Snow ( & Nancy Zidonis ( With the 4th of July in the USA coming up in a few days, we thought we would give you some help if you’re taking your puppy or adult dog on the road with you. Puppies commonly suffer from motion sickness, but older dogs can have [READ POST]

Amazing Animal Acupressure Points #5 - Ki 27

By: Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute ( Kidney 27, Shu-Fu, Shu Mansion / Conveying Place / Elegant Mansion Transport House/ Transporting Point Kidney 27 (Ki 27) is a fascinating and amazing acupressure point because different acupressure disciplines ascribe different energetic attributes to it. Even the English translation of its name varies more widely than w [READ POST]

Acupressure Points for Retained Placenta

By: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure ( The birth of a foal is an amazing event. If all goes well, the mare proceeds through three stages of labor relatively quickly. Stage one generally involves overall restlessness as the mare paces the stall, paws, lies down, gets back up, and often begins to sweat. In stage two there are strong contractions, “breaking of the water” occurs, and the mare may lie down to deli [READ POST]

Acupressure Can Balance A Horses' Fear Level

By: Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute ( As a prey animal, fear is a successful survival strategy. A horse with no fear is a dangerous animal both to himself and you. And, too much fear can be equally dangerous for the horse and you. Your horse’s flight instinct is absolutely normal. Helping him stay within reasonable limits is a good idea. The following equine acupressu [READ POST]

Amazing Animal Acupressure Points #2 - LI 4

By Amy Snow ( & Nancy Zidonis (, Tallgrass Animal Acupresssure Institute ( Large Intestine 4 (LI 4) is the second super-power acupoint in the Amazing Acupressure Point series. Like Stomach 36, the first acupoint in this series, LI 4 is the go-to point for so many health issu [READ POST]

Canine Incontinence

Acu-Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure (, Tallgrass Publishers, LLC Kidney Source /Jing chi decreases as your dog ages until there's not enough to sustain life. As this aging process occurs there's a general slowing down of the zang-fu organs. Acupressure is an effective way to increase chi and blood circulation and improves your dog's vitality. The point [READ POST]

Feline Kidney Disorders

By Amy Snow ( & Nancy Zidonis (, Founders of TgAAI ( The difficulty with feline kidney disorder is, when it becomes clinically recognizable and/or a blood test shows evidence of kidney dysfunction, we are dealing with a condition that requires constant management at best. Cats can live [READ POST]