Treating dying horses with acupuncture.

This is a beautiful and touching equine acupuncture story.

from Lidwine Timmermans in Netherlands: a horsie story.

Some other experience this last weekend. Quite emotional and something I never had before. But I just want to share.My friends horse got very sudden laminitis. She had it ones before, but not very bad and she is always very carefull with food and the grass in the field.. Friday I went to see her horse. She also did let the vet come to make

pictures. The front hoofs where already tilted. And when I saw her and touched her body she felt like she was already drying up. When I did put in some needles (LI 1, 5, 9 11 points) the needles where almost pushed out immediately. Amazing. I was shure I did put them in well. But I got also very nauseous and got the feeling she was poisoning herself (liver, kidneys). But she felt afraid. Afraid of dying.

My friend decided with the vet to put her down. But because of the company that is taking the body away was not able to do it before Tuesday, she decided to put her down on Monday and the vet did give her painkillers for the weekend. I wanted to help her get less afraid as well and help her with the pain. So I needled her on the points you gave earlier to help them to let go of life. That night she came to me in my sleep to let me know she was ready. So the next day I went back again early. My friend had the same experience. And as we talked about calling the vet to put her down earlier, the horse decided to lay down and the process already started. The vet came to help as well. Although it was very sad I was glad I could help the horse to let go of life. And the moment she passed away was very special. It was like my horse was there and he helped her to let go as well. I felt a pain in my diaphragm, I heard her saying "I am home" and she passed away.

Treatment of wound on horse with acupuncture and moxibustion

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Wounds on horse have spectacular results using traditional chinese medicine techniques.

Case example from Ben Walder; I am treating a two year old Quarter horse that put his back leg through a fence. This the photo before treatment.

This is the photo one day later after a wound treatment that I did.
one day later; He is looking better and eating a lot.
One day later;
3 days later;

Next day.

Totals days to this point. 7 only 5 treatments given.

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Treatment of abscess in horse with equine acupuncture

These points may be needled or moxaed. The result is very quick. 1-2 treatments will be needed.

Q:  What is the reason for this to work? These points are a long way from an abscess.

A: primarily abscess is caused by grief. When the tears cannot be released via the normal method they accumulate, then the toxin of the grief enters the blood and then travels down the leg trying to find a way out. Soon it is very painful. It may break out by itself externally or need help.

The points above clear the toxin from the Blood and so disperse the abscess internally.

Example; An owner came to me and said horse was lame. I suspected an abscess not yet ripened. i did these points. In morning she said,' I dont know if was the treatment or the Foot bath i gave it but horse is not lame now.'

Another example from a beginning student;

6 year old mare with a history of foot abscesses showed up dead lame. very tender a back of heel on forelimb. Diagnosis of foot abscess was made. 

Horse was needled in this order: Stress points near withers, Gb21, LI12, Li10, eyes of knee, eyes on fetlock, all 6 ting points, tender points near abscess which was very sore just to touch. I may have suggested BL17 with moxa also

She had time off over the week of repair was extremely lame on 1st day then by 3rd treatment was sound on day 7, then few days jog: fast work on day 5 after abscess had dried up and left very little scar at coronet .

This is a fantastic result as normally it would be much longer.

Note that; this would not be possible using a Dry Needling Method.

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15.14 Top 60 points for equine acupuncture

Top 60
most important  points. (not in order of importance).
You must know these reasonably well;

Liv 1,4,13,14
Yintang, tip of tail. Taiyang
Withers stress points.
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