Equine Acupressure and Massage Class
July 18-19 and July 26-26, 2014 at the SRJC
Diana will be teaching at the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) equine facility in Forestville, California, in July. The one-credit class is open to the public. Diana will teach students about equine massage theory and hands-on methods and equine acupressure theory and hands-on methods. Students will work on SRJC horses to practice the methods.
Equine Acupressure Level Two in September 2014
During the six-day Equine Acupressure Level Two course Diana Thompson will teach students how to carry out a thorough Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) assessment of the horse. Students will learn how to identify incorrect flows of qi and create acupressure point combinations that rebalance the flow of qi and support the health of the horse. In the TCM system, the correct flow of qi creates and supports optimum physical and emotional health of the horse. In contrast, an incorrect flow of qi is said to lead to poor physical health and/or a lack of emotional balance.
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 is creating a comprehensive instructional DVD that will show horse owners how to do equine acupressure. The program will give students a way to learn Diana’s methods and locate some amazing acupressure points up close and detailed! The DVD will be available for purchase later this year. Click here to see photos taken during filming
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!"