Your Guide to Acupressure

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This is your member area for Your Essential Guide to Acupressure for Dogs by Atlantic Points.


Anatomical Basics & Massaging Techniques

General Problems

Osteoarthritis & Neurologic Disorders

  • Osteoarthritis: Joint & Muscle Pain
    Here is a general introduction to osteoarthritis. Learn the different patterns of imbalance causing OA and how to treat them.
  • Elbow Pain
    Osteoarthritis affecting the elbow is a very common problem in dogs. Here are the most important points for pain relief.
  • Shoulder Pain
    Shoulder pain is mostly caused by strains of the musculature or tendons. But osteoarthritis affecting the shoulder joint has to be considered too.
  • Stifle Pain
    Strains & tears affecting the cruciate ligaments are often involved in stifle injuries. Acupressure can support healing.
  • Hip Problems
    Hip dysplasia & arthritis of the hip joint are always a challenge to treat. Multimodal management is the key to success.
  • Disk prolapse
    Even though we don’t recommend to touch the back, there is a long list of points you can use to help dogs with spinal problems.

Internal problems

  • Coughing & Wheezing
    Respiratory problems are sometimes frustrating to treat. Here is a selection of points having a positive effect on the lungs.
  • Common Skin Ailments: Itching
    There are multiple reasons for scratching. These points help to reduce pruritus in most cases.
  • Ear Infections
    Allergies are responsible for most ear infections. Acupressure can be a valuable part of the multimodal treatment strategy.
  • Heart Failure
    The outcome of chronic cardiac failure management can be improved with acupuncture & acupressure.
  • Digestive Complaints: Gastritis & Vomiting
    A selection of points that have proven useful to alleviate acute symptoms of gastritis.
  • Chronic Diarrhoea: IBD
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IDB) is a chronic ailment and hard to treat. Acupressure helps to balance the body and to bring down the inflammation.

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This guide is intended as a source of information amongst others. The techniques described herein are meant to complement and not be a substitute for professional veterinary care or veterinary acupuncture. Any ailment, injury or change in behaviour should first be seen by a qualified veterinarian.

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