For several years I have been reading about and learning how
apply acupressure and other forms of AOM on my pets, without using
needles. Recently, I have been reading more on how to understand
and apply this form of care for animals. My pets have always
responded in a very positive manner, which continues to inspire me
to learn more about these practices.
While I feel I am a complete novice when it comes to
applying acupressure to animals, I thought it would be fun to share
some pictures and experiences of using it on my pets.
My cats seem to love receiving acupressure and Tui Na. Tui Na is
a form of Chinese medical massage. It works with balancing yin and
yang and restoring healthy qi flow.
My grey striped cat Rosie, shown in the pictures, has had
digestive upsets since birth. As a result, I have treated her
primarily with Healing Touch (a form of chakra based energy work),
Tui Na, and acupressure. She has always found relief with these
treatments. They appear to remove digestive blocks and imbalances.
Now, whenever she appears a bit bloated, she sachets over to my
feet, lies down, and rolls on her belly to be massaged!
As you can see from the pictures, both my cats enjoy receiving
massages and acupressure from the pink Chinese massager. The
massager is actually a human head and neck massager on one end and
acupressure roller on the other end.
One day when Rosie's abdomen was rather distended, I decided to
use it on her abdomen and various acupressure points to see if it
would help her and if she would tolerate it. She appeared to enjoy
it from its first application with very positive results. Her
distention went down and other gastric symptoms she had been
displaying stopped. The cats then inherited the massager.
I notice after I use various forms of needle-free AOM on my
pets, they are much more playful and relaxed. I am forever
fascinated by all the ways AOM can be applied and offer true