The 5 Horse Types: Traditional Chinese Medicine for Training and Caring for Every Horse

The 5 Horse Types: Traditional Chinese Medicine for Training and Caring for Every Horse

by Ina Gosmeier Med Vet

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Overview

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) there are five horse types based not only on the horse's behavior, but on his build and body conformation, as well as diagnosis of his tongue and pulse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646010530
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication date: 12/15/2020
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,044,738
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Med. Vet Ina Gösmeier studied veterinary medicine at the University of Giessen in Germany, after which she obtained specialized certification in acupuncture, undertaking additional studies in Chinese herbology at universities in China and Switzerland. Since 2002, she has been responsible for the horses on the German national teams at championship events and in international competition, where her job is to maintain the health, well-being, and performance of the horses, using naturopathic methods.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Horse Behavior 2

The Basics-Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 6

How the Five Elements Related to Horse Types 7

The Five Elements 8

How Co Determine Your Horse's Type 10

Psyche 11

Social Behaviors 11

Physical Characteristics 12

Rideability 14

Diagnosing via the Tongue and Pulse 14

The Tongue 15

The Pulse 17

Influence of Breed and Age 17

The Five Horse Types-According to TCM 18

Observing Behavior 19

The Liver-Gan Type 20

The Kidney-Shen Type 27

The Spleen-Pi Type 34

The Heart-Xin Type 41

The Lung-Fei Type 45

Combination Type 50

The Horse Types in Balance-Case Studies 52

Case Study of a Liver-Gan Type 53

Case Study of a Kidney-Shen Type 56

Case Study of a Spleen-Pi Type 59

Case Study of a Heart-Xin Type 61

Case Study of a Lung-Fei Type 63

Case Study of a Kidney-Spleen Combination Type 65

The Horse Types out of Balance-Case Studies 68

Case Study of a Liver-Gan Type 69

Case Study of a Kidney-Shen Type 72

Case Study of a Spleen-Pi Type 75

Case Study of a Heart-Xin Type 78

Case Study of a Lung-Fei Type 81

Combination Types 84

Treating the Horse Types-With Acupressure 89

Preparing for Acupressure 90

Before You Begin 90

Acupressure for the Horse Types 93

A Balancing Technique 93

The Yin Technique 94

The Yang Technique 94

Yin-Yang Balancing 95

Acupressure for Mental Balance 97

Acupressure Points for the Liver-Gan Type 97

Acupressure Points for the Kidney-Shen Type 101

Acupressure Points for the Spleen-Pi Type 104

Acupressure Points for the Lung-Fei Type 107

Acupressure Points for Combination Types 109

Herbal Therapy-with Remedy Recipes from TCM 110

History 111

The Use of Chinese Herbs 113

Recipes Using Chinese Herbs 116

Herbal Recipes for the Five Horse Types 120

Recommended Resources 127

Index 129

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