Acupressure can support the health and well-being of a canine companion by strengthening muscles, tendons, joints, and bones, balancing energy, releasing natural cortisone and endorphins for managing inflammation and/or pain, and building the immune system.
This book covers the theoretical knowledge base of Chinese medicine from yin-yang and five-element through zang-fu and eight principles, all as applicable to canine therapy. It includes in-depth information regarding the theoretical basis of acupressure, organ meridian pathways and point location, assessment methods, techniques, and specific session guidelines for addressing over 30 common canine conditions.
Acupressure point selection guidelines detail indicators, point name and location, and an anatomical chart showing the recommended points. The description of an acupressure session begins with opening, shifting attention and intention, assessing association, alarm, and source points, selecting appropriate acupressure techniques, closing, and post-session work.