Acupressure is a traditional Chinese medicine that works on similar principles to that of acupuncture.

The stimulation applied by fine needles in acupuncture is done with fingertip pressure in acupressure. The meridian system (energy pathways) in the body has 350 points known as acupuncture or acupressure points. A blockage of energy flow along a meridian results in health problems and disease. Acupressure re-balances Yin & Yang, excess and deficiency.

The practical effect of successful acupressure can be to strengthen muscles and soft tissue and reduce inflammation through the natural release of cortisone

To locate an acupressure therapist in your area contact Equinenergy: Phone 0127722520, or visit their site

Recommended Reading

Equine Acupressure: A Working Manual by Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow

Known as The Equine Acupressure Bible amongst therapists.

Gets excellent customer feedback “…cannot recommend this book highly enough for anyone involved in complimentary equine therapies.

A Hotline to Your Horse by Chris Olsen

A Pressure Point System for Solving Muscle Problems

Shows how to use the pressure point system to relieve muscular tension.

The book sets out an easy to understand method that can be used to enhance your horse’s well being and willingness to perform

Interesting Equine Acupressure Therapy sites Site of The Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute dedicated to acupressure for animals. This makes interesting in depth reading on all aspects of acupressure and other areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine for animals.

Sue Scott is a certified Equine Practitioner having successfully completed an examination following a 270 Learning Unit Equine Acupressure Program with Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institution. Sue is based in Wales. For more info:

Trudi Higginbotham offers Aromatherapy and Acupressure sessions for pets, enhanced with the other natural healing methods. Trudi originally from Dublin now lives and practices in Southgate, North London. Visit her website for more info:

Training as an Accupressure Therapist

Equinenergy offers Acupressure Workshops & Courses in 2015. They are based at Writtle College, Chelmsford, Essex.

Foundation in Equine Acupressure This course is designed to be taken alone as an excellent foundation course, or in preparation for continuing study onto Acupressure Levels 1, 2 & 3 and finally the Progressive Acupressure Series. Course tutor is Diana Thompson.

Progressive Equine Acupressure and Advanced Equine Acupressure are offered with Dr Kerry Ridgway,DVM.

To contact the Equinenergy office: Phone 01277225201

Or visit their site