About One Spirit Acupressure
Sharon became drawn to holistic medicine around 18 years ago when a dog she rescued, a collie / lab cross named Ben developed severe chronic colitis at the age of 2 years. With her vet having tried every prescription diet going and various medications, Ben was referred to a specialist.
By this time Ben’s health had deteriorated so much that the only option Sharon was given was to put Ben to sleep as they felt nothing more could be done to stabilise him. Sharon refused and took Ben home then began searching for holistic solutions. She paired up with a human nutritionist and together they worked out a slow diet plan. Through the daily cooking of specific ingredients and feeding little and often Ben stabilised, and slowly improved over the months.
It became apparent that Ben was allergic to every additive and preservative, but by avoiding these and preparing home cooked food, together with using herbs to support Ben with his colitis, he slowly improved.
What is it?
Acupressure and acupuncture are key components of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a system of healing. As an ancient Eastern healing art, acupressure has been used with animals for at least 4000 years.
The only difference between acupressure and acupuncture is that acupressure uses the practitioner’s fingertips to apply pressure to specific points on the body, and acupuncture uses needles inserted into the body at those points. They are equally effective.
You Must be a licensed veterinarian to practice acupuncture in the United Kingdom.
HOW DOES ACUPRESSURE WORK?
It releases blocked or congested energy, which in turn release muscle tension and diffuses toxic buildup, promoting blood and energy circulation, allowing the body to heal naturally.
While acupressure can successfully help to resolve chronic problems, its intent is preventative, either by maintaining health through regular treatments, or by resolving a problem in the early stages before its becomes chronic or serious. The emphasis is on healing the whole body and seeking the root cause of an illness, rather than simply treating the current symptom.
ACUPRESSURE FOR DOGS, CATS AND OTHER PETS CAN HELP:
- Alleviate pain (including chronic pain)
- Manage arthritis
- Minimize digestive disorders
- Address behavioral issues including stress
- Improve mobility
- Strengthen the immune system
- Promote general wellness
- It is gentle, non-invasive and sale.
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