Animal Acupressure Blog

Bl 40 Amazing Acupressure Point

By: Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis, Animal Acupressure ( Bladder 40 (Bl 40), or Urinary Bladder 40 (UB 40), or Foot Taiyang Bladder 40 Pinyin Name – Wei Zhong English Translations – Entrusting Middle, Supporting Middle, Bend Middle, Middle of the Crook Bladder 40 (Bl 40) is a commonly used acupoint in many complementary bodywork therapies including acupressure, acupuncture, ayurvedic medicin [READ POST]

Vagus Nerve, Emotions & Mindful Practice

Posted by: Tracy A. Andrews, MSOM, Lac - Re-posted by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute Vagus Nerve. Last week, during a two-day deep cleaning/paint prep binge (see the kitchen ceiling to the right!), I listened to a recorded talk by Bessel van der Kolk given at the May 2011 22nd Annual International Trauma Conference. The title of van der Kolk’s title is a mouthful: “Putting neuroplasticity into clinical practice with neurofeedback: rew [READ POST]

Amazing Acupressure Point #10: Gall Bladder 34

Posted in: Canine Acupressure, Equine Acupressure, Holistic Horse Health, TCM & General | February 21, 2016 | Gall Bladder 34 (GB 34) is an amazing acupressure point and is a good point for all animal acupressure practitioners because it supports the health of tendons and ligaments. Animals can only show us when they are lame due to a tendon or ligament repetitive or sudden injury. Our job is to do our best to detect imbalances that lead  [READ POST]

Spring Training and Canine Acupressure

By: Nancy Zidonis and Amy Snow Glorious spring is here with all its exuberant energy. Trees are leafing out. Grass is turning green. And, everyone wants to get out and move their bodies - especially your dogs. Time to get ready for the warmer weather filled with activity - agility trials, Flyball, Frisbee, Running on the Beach, Hiking trails, Swimming and having fun. Just like any weekend warrior, your dog needs to get in shape, so  [READ POST]