Acupuncture & TCM Articles
Allan Moffatt B.Sc., B.Acup.
Equine Horse Acupuncture Articles
Allan Moffatt has trained as a human acupuncturist. He has been practising equine acupuncture with traditional Chinese methods for more than twenty years and has a good understanding of the underlying processes involved. He teaches these via his online courses. He is the author of Equine Acupuncture And Acupressure Reference Manual.
Allan has experience with all types of horses. Extensive experience with natural treatments including herbal medicine, flower essences, kinesiology and homeopathics.
For more information about Equine Acupuncture And Acupressure Reference Manual and seminars by Allan Moffatt, please visit his website at www.horse-acupuncture.com
How To Clear Up Old Scar Tissue In Horses
Allan Moffatt B.Sc., B.Acup.
This really works. And amazingly. It is a technique from the old-fashioned traditions of Chinese Medicine. I have seen it completely clear up the worst scarring, which looked like leather, in two weeks. I am not selling you anything. There is nothing to sell.
You need to get some of what is called moxa rolls from a Chinese store or acupuncturist. It is a herb, mugwort, compressed into long rolls like a cigar. When burned it emits a fragrant pleasant smoke which the horses don’t mind once they get used to it. It burns slowly and has the added advantage of not producing any ashes, so accidental burning is reduced to a minimum. The technique of using the moxa is called moxibustion. Originally it was designed to be used on acupuncture points and sometimes the needles themselves to enhance blood flow, to disperse hardness due to chill or swellings caused by dampness. The warmth moves the chill and the dampness.
Horse Acupuncture Chart
Using it will stimulate the self-healing forces to come to an area. This self-healing force is called chi.(Qi). So what you do with scars is bring the lit moxa to about 1” from the scar tissue making sure it is not hot at the skin level just warm.
Then beginning slightly outside the scar make a slow circle around the outside level and then gradually make slow circles towards the inside of the scar to the center then back out again. Continue working this way, outside into centre and back out to outside. Imagine you are drawing something out with the warmth if that helps.
This needs up to twenty minutes each day. You will be amazed. I was.
One time I saw this dreadful scarring on a horse’s inside thigh about two feet diameter. It was black and hard. I taught the owner this technique and he did what I said with enthusiasm and caring. Within one week when I returned it was all new young flesh and when another week had gone by all the hair had grown back. There you go.
This technique can also be used for new scar tissue to speed the healing and prevent scar formation. As moxa stimulates the immune system it can be used lightly with fresh wounds after a certain time to prevent sepsis but one must be careful not to let it get too hot, and also if there is existing inflammation. It is not recommended if there is much inflammation with swelling.
Equine Horse Acupuncture and Acupressure Reference Manual
The approach I have taken here is, to provide a helpful reference for both the professional such as veterinarians, and the beginner, in the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to the healing of the horse.
The anatomic point locations are in veterinarian terms mostly and the photos are a useful adjunct to this for non-veterinarians.
The Action of the points is described in the traditional Chinese approach to help to provide a bridge for the understanding of that approach and how it provides a real foundation for how acupuncture works, as against the chemical, biological approach of Western Medicine.
MicroCurrent for Horses
(and other vital therapies you should know)
MicroCurrent for Horses (and other vital therapies you should know) is reference book for professionals and horse owners interested in microcurrent therapy. It explores the past and present methods of this amazing therapy as well as many other complimentary therapies. With the addition of the many other therapies you can dramatically improve your results. This book is a real how-to book that reveals what many have paid thousands to learn in courses. The users of this knowledge will be empowered to tackle horse lameness issues with confidence. The reader will learn how to be more proactive in the care of their horses, saving money and down time. Expensive treatments such as shock-wave, joint injections, and surgery may not be the only option. Everyday new users discover how helpful these methods are for tendon, ligaments, hoof problems, body soreness and much more. There are simply too many barns with unsound horses that need not be. Examples of other animals including dogs, cats, and goats benefit from these therapies as well.