Acupressure DVD and Point Book on the Way!
Diana’s new instructional DVD and 100-page Point Book are in production with a planned release date of late summer 2016. In the comprehensive DVD, Diana teaches horse owners how to do equine acupressure. She clearly explains each step of her methods in a studio setting, then moves to the barn to demonstrate how to find and work on seven acupressure points on King, a lovely grey quarter horse gelding. As shown in the photo, King’s deep relaxation in response to the points shows their influence.
Diana has also written a Point Book that provides photos and detailed information on the uses of the seven acupressure points shown in the DVD program. The 100-page book is printed in a spiral-bound format that’s perfect for use in the barn.
Equine Acupressure Class Saturday, May 14, 2016
Diana will teach a 3-hour class at Shone Farm in Forestville, California, on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The class is called Equine Acupressure: Support Your Horse’s Health and Build Relationship. During the class, Diana will teach students equine acupressure methods and guide them through hands-on practice on the horses at Shone Farm.
Four-Day Acupressure and Massage Course, July, 2016
Diana will teach a four-day course for the Equine Science Department of the Santa Rosa Junior College during Summer Term. The class is called Introduction to Equine Acupressure and Massage, Equine Science 151. It is open to the public. Class dates are July 22-23 and July 29-30, 2016.
NEW! Acupressure Level One Class Pre-course Requirements
Diana will teach her six-day intensive course Equine Acupressure Level One in the Spring of 2017 at her equine facility in Fulton, California. In order to qualify for this new version of the Level One class, students will need to complete pre-course study and quizzes. This study package will be available in August, 2016.
Acupressure for Emergency Situations – Print a Free Chart!
Restart the Heart and Relieve Pain with Governing Vessel 26
Governing Vessel 26 (GV 26) is an acupressure point that’s been shown to restart the heart and breathing in cases of shock and cardiac arrest. It’s also used to relieve pain and calm the horse’s spirit. To explain the benefits of Governing Vessel 26, I share writings from four veterinarians about the benefits of the point and tell the amazing stories of horse owners who used it to help horses in distress. Be sure to read about Tilly, a quarter horse mare who collapsed on a mountain trail. Acupressure by horse woman Tamara Yates was the key to Tilly’s survival.
Caution: If your horse shows signs of illness or a health emergency, call your veterinarian and follow his or her advice. Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes acupressure, is not a substitute for Western medical care.
Diana's new book, Acupressure Point Charts for Horses, An Illustrated Guide to 128 Point Locations and Uses is in stock now. The 272-page book is printed in a "barn-friendly" flip chart format with 400 photographs and 100 illustrations. Click here to view and print full-size sample pages.
BONUS OFFER: Order Acupressure Point Charts for Horses and receive the 6-page color laminated chart, Emergency Acupressure Points for Horses for only $5.95 (a $10 savings!)
New review from Cheryl Schwartz, DVM, author, Four Paws, Five Directions, A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs:
"Diana Thompson’s book Acupressure Point Charts for Horses is fabulous for all horse people who want to learn about keeping their horses vital, flexible and healthy. For veterinarians and other horse professionals interested in Chinese Medicine, acupressure and massage, the book offers some of the best photos I’ve seen for locating meridians and points. For lay people, this book is user friendly, with its layout and practical, precise explanations. Being an educator and author for twenty years, and a holistic veterinarian for thirty, I fully appreciate the work and effort that went into the making of this book. Hats off to you, Diana!"