Acupressure, which uses finger pressure on specific points on the body, has been around for thousands of years, and is believed to actually predate acupuncture (which uses needles to stimulate those points instead). Both acupressure and acupuncture are a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and are used all over the world now on humans and animals alike.
Acupressure is becoming much more accepted in the Western world and is often used in conjunction with Western medical treatments. Acupressure helps to restore, replenish and maintain the natural harmony and balance needed in animal and human to support optimal well-being.
Some effects of acupressure include:
- reducing pain
- relieving muscle spasms
- resolving injuries more quickly by removing toxins and increasing blood supply
- enhancing mental clarity
- releasing natural cortisone to reduce swelling
- building the body’s immune system
Aimee has studied with her teacher, Kim Bauer, at the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute to gain her knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine acupressure and studied Five Element Theory. Aimee uses several TCM assessment methods, such as Association Point Assessment and the “Four Examinations” to determine which acupressure points to work on for the specific needs of your dog.
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Ruby's Vet, Dr. Jessica Waldman, at C.A.R.E. in Los Angeles.