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Complementary Therapies

Black Pepper Essential Oil

December 2018

Name: Black Pepper Essential Oil Biological Name: Piper nigrum     Parts Used: Fresh woody black peppercorns. Essential Oil Method of Extraction: Steam distillation.    Essential Oil Scent: Camphorus, crisp, fresh peppercorn aroma, spicy and woody. Constituents: Alpha terpineol, alpha terpinene, beta-bisabolene, beta-caryophyllene, camphene, limonene, myrcene, linalol, pinene, pinocarveol, phellandrene and sabinene.

Impatiens Bach Flower Essence

November 2018

Description: This is the remedy for loneliness. It is known for increasing the acceptance of the natural flow of life. It is used for all cases of impatience, outbursts of bad temper (which tend to pass quickly), and nervousness, tension and hyperactive behaviour. It is for those quick thinking, impetuous types that are always in a hurry and get irritable if they are being held up.  Name: Impatiens Bach Flower Essence Biological Name: Impatiens glandulifera

Mastering Oneness with Your Horse

March 2018

Horses communicate in a silent language; not only with each other, but also with us. Humans were all born with the ability to communicate using this silent language, but once we verbalised at a young age, it was basically forgotten.    My abilities in this language were reawakened over 15 years ago when animals, including horses, began to openly converse with me. How is this possible you may ask? Well, it is an ancient telepathic communication.  

Five Steps to Prevent Back Pain in Your Horse

February 2017

You may be alert to behavioural changes that can indicate back pain in your horse, but do you know how to prevent back pain from occurring? Many performance problems stem from back pain1. Painful muscles are very common, but frequently not recognised1. Horses’ backs are not designed to carry riders, so it’s vital to do all that you can to reduce the impact of riding. There are many factors that can impact on the horse’s back, including hoof trim and saddle fit. As well as educating yourself about these two important topics, other steps you can take are: 

The Back is the Linchpin

December 2016

Riders sometimes feel that something just ‘isn’t right’ in their horse’s movement. Subtle performance problems are often the reasons I’m called to treat horses. These issues are the most difficult to diagnose1 and treat with biomedicine, but tend to respond very well to acupuncture2.

Listening to the Horse's Body

October 2016

An Interview with Cat Walker Ollie, affectionately nicknamed Ollivander, paws at the arena surface and nudges his owner, equine bodyworker Cat Walker. He may not realise it, but we’re discussing how lucky he is to be alive. “His number was up,” Cat puts it bluntly. “He was meant to be a dissection horse.”

Equine Acupuncture: Part 2

April 2016

Equine acupuncture is steadily rising in popularity amongst equine healthcare pracitioners as a proven modality for alleviating pain, and preventing and treating disease.  Last month, equine practitioner and veterinary acupuncturist Dr Steve Bobis introduced us to this traditional treatment. This month, he continues describing equine acupuncture and explains the health areas where equine acupuncture has proven to be most effective. Is there more than one ‘system’ of equine acupuncture? 

Equine Acupuncture

March 2016

Equine acupuncture is steadily rising in popularity amongst equine healthcare pracitioners as a proven modality for alleviating pain and preventing and treating disease.  Originating from China, but developed separately from human acupuncture, qualified equine acupuncturist Dr Steve Bobis shares the  immense benefits this therapy holds for horses. What is acupuncture?

Photonic Red Light Therapy

May 2015

Photonic Red Light Therapy developed in Australia by Dr Brian McLaren, a clinical scientist and veterinarian, is a scientifically advanced form of acupuncture using red light, instead of needles, to stimulate recognised acupuncture points to promote healing by altering the electrical field potential in the skin. 

Equine Acupressure and Nerve Damage

May 2015

Acupressure is based on traditional Chinese medicine, just like acupuncture, Reiki and other forms of energetic medicine. A simple explanation of how acupressure works is this:  In traditional Chinese medicine, there are a total of 361 acupoints, and they all have specific energetics and functional benefits. These points have been identified and categorised over hundreds of years, so practitioners have a resourceful tool to use in the non-invasive treatment of Equine Acupressure. 

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