Two Fingers and Intention

January 1, 2012

Kay Aubrey-Chimene, RMT, CPTI 
Master Instructor – Equine Photopuncture and Light Therapy
Director – Grand Adventures Ranch – Holistic Equine Wellness Center

A number of our articles and reference guides refer to using Equine Energy Points.  Our contributors often recommend acupuncture, photopuncture, acupressure, Reiki and other energetic modalities.  However, the feedback that I get from some readers is that these references are daunting, in that they do not feel qualified to use them for their own horses.  I am here to tell you – Don’t be afraid, you too can use Equine Energy Points!

Yes, using needles, lights, special patches or targeted energy like Reiki can speed your results and may encourage dramatic responses.  However, learning and using a few master points can add valuable tools to your personal tool kit. And you only need two fingers and an intention to help. 

A great place to start is with the most important energy point for digestion – Stomach 36 (ST 36).  This is the 36th point on the energy pathway through the body that controls the stomach and digestive function.  Because of its often dramatic effect on improving digestion, we call this the “Probiotic Point”.
How to find ST 36 - the probiotic point
The easiest way to locate this point is to stand by the hip, face the horse’s head and put the palm of your nearest hand on the horse’s stifle.  When you cup the stifle joint, your thumb will naturally fall into a groove in the bone just below the head of the tibia. This is ST 36. 
The simplest way to effect digestion using this point is to use your middle and forefingers to rub the area above the point.  Don’t panic if you are not perfectly on target, make your rubbing circles 2 or 3 inches in size in the general area will work. 
If digestion is sluggish (constipation, poor appetite, colic, gas bubbles) stimulate the area with brisk, clockwise circles.  If digestion is too fast (diarrhea) use calming, counter-clockwise circles.  Now comes the important part – set your INTENTION for the outcome you are looking to attain. 
I know that may sound woo-woo, but believe me, it works.  Call it prayer, or visualization, or intention -  telling the Universe the desired outcome is often the most important ingredient in healing.  Made your circles in the wrong direction?  No Problem! Your Intention is the essential guidance in balancing the Energy Point.
Practice using this point whether or not your horse has any digestion issues.  Watch for their reaction, they may lick and chew, lift their tail and pass gas, suddenly have loud gut sounds.  Let us know how you set your Intention and how your horse responds!

Take your therapy on the road!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Helena June 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Great post Kay! Love what you say about intention being the important part.


Sherry Nouraini June 13, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Energy points on horses! Of course, they are living mammals, aren’t they? How smart!


Mandy Edwards June 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I am clueless about horses, but I love reading your articles! I have some friends here who work with horses and will pass your site on to them!


Elaine Shannon June 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Horses are so beautiful, thanks for this informative and Interesting post


Norma Doiron @Where Aspiring / Budding Business Owners Start, Grow or Strengthen Their Business Online June 13, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Wowsers! Never thought I would like to know more about horses but you certainly have a knack of keeping me interested! Loved your article! (-_-) Keep up the great work…


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