Equine Acupuncture Charts and Meridian Maps

Acupuncture Charts are an essential tool for every student of equine acupuncture and acupressure. This page will provide you with acupuncture charts of all 12 equine meridians, including their most powerful pressure points in the horse.

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The Equine Triple Heater Meridian

Let’s quickly dive into what meridians and acupuncture points are and then move over to the fun part, our beautiful acupuncture charts for horses!

Meridians & Acupoints

All the acupoints are located on the meridians. The concept of meridians plays an important role in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They are considered pathways that facilitate the flow of life energy (Qi) throughout the body. Constant and free flow of Qi is essential to keep the body in balance and to maintain all its functions. Stagnant Qi causes malfunction and pain. 

Learning the Meridians

According to TCM, meridians form a network of pathways through which all the energy in the body circulates. All the points that you’re going to treat are located on a meridian. There are 12 paired meridians, one on each side of the body, and 2 extra meridians running along the dorsal (back) and ventral (underside) midlines.

Click on the meridians to go to the point charts.

Meridian NameShortcut
LungLU
Large IntestineLI
SpleenSP
StomachST
HeartHT
Small IntestineSI
PericardiumPC
Triple HeaterTH
LiverLIV
Gall BladderGB
KidneyKI
BladderBL
Back-Shu Points
List of the equine meridians

Equine Acupuncture Charts

We were asked many times in the past if there’s a PDF download containing our Acupressure Charts and Meridian Maps for horses. Over the past weeks, we put together an e-book with our high-quality images. The result is a handy, informative PDF containing charts of all 12 equine meridians and their most powerful Acupressure Points.

Download Equine Acupressure Charts

Download Equine Charts

What are Acupuncture Points Good for?

Acupuncture points or pressure points can be treated with needles or a laser by a certified acupuncturist, or they can be massaged. Every horse owner can learn how to use those points to treat health issues in their horse or to prevent illness.

The Five Element Theory in Traditional Chinese Medicine

The five-element theory is an essential component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and forms a foundation for various therapeutic approaches. The five elements referred to in this theory are WaterMetalEarthFire, and Wood. They represent internal organs, structures, and systems and outline connections between them. The Yin and Yang perspective of opposites can be applied to each element, each having a hollow and a solid organ.

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ACU-HORSE: Guide to Equine Acupressure provides you with a step-by-step guide to performing an acupressure session with your horse. Also, this full-color, 230-page equine acupressure book offers tons of charts and photos to help you learn equine acupressure.

ACU-DOG: Guide to Canine Acupressure gives a step-by-step guide to an acupressure session with color photos and charts. It explains how to apply Chinese medicine theories, plus active descriptions and photos of hands-on techniques.

Valuable Tool to Make a TCM Diagnosis

Holistic veterinarians hold the view that the personality trait possessed by each animal match one of these elements. Disharmony in any of the elements can cause a horse to portray specific characteristics. An in-depth understanding of the workings and interrelation of the elements is essential to remedy such disharmonies.

An imbalance in any of these elements can be identified by observing behavior patterns and, at times, physical symptoms. Interventions to restore balance are crucial because if untreated, an imbalance can cause problems in other body systems. Interventions that can be used to manage excesses or deficiencies in the energy of the elements include acupressure, dietary modification, and the use of herbal remedies. 

Acupressure helps to Balance Your Horse

Acupressure is one of the reliable interventions that can be used to manage imbalances in Qi. Acupoints associated with each of the elements have been identified and mapped. Management can be done by applying firm pressure to a combination of acupoints that target meridians related to the identified deficiency or excess in the energy associated with a particular element. Treating these imbalances restores well-being in all systems. Knowing the primary traits of an animal is vital when investigating to identify affected elements. Acupuncture and acupressure charts can be used as guides to identify the acupoints to target during acupressure therapy.

This therapy can be used in combination with dietary modification. Foods can be classified into either hot, cold, or neutral. Each group can be used to manage an excess or deficiency in Qi resulting from the dysfunction of a given element. Herbal supplements can also be used in combination with acupressure.

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