Spring is a happy time. The spring grass is emerging, and the animals love the return of longer days of sunshine, and warmth of the Spring air.
In TCM, spring is represented by the element Wood. Wood represents birth and newness. Wood governs the spine, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, and the eyes. A Wood energy imbalance can lead to spinal problems, poor flexibility, arthritis and eye problems.
The Wood element governs the liver. The Liver meridian is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi , and smooth flowing Qi means balanced health, vitality, and balanced emotions. The emotion associated with the liver, and the wind of spring, is Anger. If your animal’s liver energy is imbalanced their Qi will be disrupted and they can become irritable, and even angry.
Spring into action and perform acupressure to balance the Wood element, and balance the liver. Spring into action, and give your animals and your clients animals a Spring Acupressure Session.
Massage the following points clockwise with your thumb, for thirty seconds on the right of side of the animal, and then do the same on the left.
- Liv3 , the Source Point of the Liver Meridian, to promote the smooth flow of Qi, and balance the emotions.
- LI11, to help support the immune system. Extremely, helpful for animals with allergies.
- Sp6, Three Yin meeting to promote Yin energy, and balance Kidney, Liver, and Spleen
Caution Spring is also when many of our animals are pregnant, remember DO NOT perform acupressure on pregnant animals!!!!
In addition, this is the time to increase your animal’s activity. You animals need to come out of hibernation. Walk you dogs more often. If your horses have been off work all winter, start doing your ground work, and light riding. The increase in activity will be helpful for them, and you!
To learn more go to www.rmhhai.org for free newsletter, and six free online animal and human acupressure lessons, or contact Beth Pelosa, RMSAAM’s Animal Acupressure Instructor, and Professional Animal Acupressure and Massage Practitioner for more information 303-746-7786. Check our website for RMSAAM acupressure courses taught by Beth Pelosa www.rmsaam.com