What are acupoints?

In Chinese, acupuncture points are referred to as “Shu Xue” which means ‘communicating holes’. Shu translates as transporting, distributing or communicating; and Xue means hole, outlet or depression. From a Traditional Chinese and metaphorical perspective, acupoints are like energy bundles on or near the body’s surface. As the name suggests, acupoints are often depressions which …

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The “Not Quite Right” Horse

– and the Role that Acupuncture and Acupressure can Play – There are times when you just know that something is “off” with your horse. These subtle not clearly identifiable problems can affect performance and may be difficult to diagnose. In such cases, integrative therapies such as acupuncture, osteopathy and herbal medicine may be useful. …

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Anxiety and Equine Acupuncture

In practice, acupuncture referrals for horses are most commonly for musculoskeletal conditions followed by gastrointestinal disorders. Though, the scope of application and effectiveness of acupuncture is much broader than this and includes a wide range of both physical and mental conditions. This modality which is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine address the body and all …

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Winter Solstice: Peak of Yin

For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, today marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year: the Winter Solstice (21 December 2022 at 9.47pm (UTC; 22:47 CET)). The solstice has been recognised and celebrated as a special moment of the annual cycle in certain cultures, e.g. the Yule festival observed …

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Ouch! – The Tendons 

Acupuncture and Acupressure to address Tendon Problems in Horses   Tendon and ligament damage and injuries are among the most common causes of lameness, especially in race and sport horses. They are also feared because healing and rehabilitation often take a long time.  Tendons and ligaments connect muscles and bones and include structures which are …

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