2015 – A Year of Creation and Change
Diana has decided to limit her 2015 class schedule in order to finish work on an instructional DVD and create online educational programs. Thus, she will not be teaching her six-day intensive courses, Equine Acupressure Level One and Equine Acupressure Level Two, during 2015. These in-depth courses will return to her class schedule in 2016.
Click here to see Diana’s 2015 Class Schedule, which includes the program at the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) listed below.
Equine Acupressure and Massage Class
February 27-March 1 and March 6-7 at SRJC
Diana will teach a one-credit class at the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) equine facility in Forestville, California, during four days in February and March. The 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.
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
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!"