Three Points Can Help Your Agility Dog, Your Endurance Horse and Your Senior Pets

Really Interesting study, on what acupuncture or acupressure can do in the body. These three points allow for better endurance and stamina in healthy athletic pets.

They also help senior pets with diminished Yang, which most have.

These points will also work on humans so if you and your pet do long runs or hikes give these a try, or if you and your horse do endurance rides or races try these points and see what you notice.

Research demonstrates that acupuncture prevents fatigue and enhances athletic endurance. Scientists measured the effects of three acupuncture points on the swimming task ability and liver mitochondrial function of laboratory rats in a highly controlled investigation.

The results revealed that the normal control group and model group had significantly shorter swimming exhaustion times than the acupuncture group, which demonstrated objective improvements in athletic endurance.

The acupuncture group also demonstrated improvements in liver mitochondrial-respiratory function with a significantly lower oxygen consumption rate than the normal control and model groups.

The acupuncture group also demonstrated significant improvements in the liver mitochondrial respiratory control rate (RCR) and the ratio of phosphorus to oxygen (P/O).

The researchers measured additional interesting findings. They compared acupuncture point prescriptions. Group 1 received electroacupuncture at CV4 (Guanyuan) and ST36 (Zusanli) plus manual acupuncture stimulation at GV20 (Baihui). Group 2 received electroacupuncture at CV3 (Zhongji) and SP9 (Yinlinquan) and manual acupuncture stimulation at Yintang (EX-HN3). Group 1 demonstrated significantly better scores than group 2 thereby demonstrating that the CV4, ST36, GV20 acupuncture point prescription has markedly greater anti-fatigue effects.

GV20 Dorsal midline level with front of ear canal for Dogs

GV20 Highest part of the poll just in front of the Nuchal crest for Horses

CV4 Ventral midline 3cun caudal to the umbilicus  ( cun) is a  TCM measurement

Horse width of last rib is one cun  Canine  elbow to ankle is 12 cun /half it and half it again is approx 1 cun

ST36 find the front of the knee and slide your finger down into the little groove on the lateral side of each knee

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