Books about dog reflexology and acupressure
Dog reflexology and acupressure for owners
This book about dog reflexology and acupressure for owners is brand new (Novembre 2019). The book describes how you can help your dog when it is in pain, discomfort or has problems, including behavioral problems, by applying gentle pressure on reflexology and acupressure points. The book is richly illustrated with an indication of the location of the points and an easily accessible and clear text supports the images.
For example, there are points for allergies, back problems, clogged anal glands, fear and aggression. The book also contains a wellness program for owners who have healthy dogs. A point system shows you how to maintain the dog’s well-being and good health by stimulating its nervous system, immune system, digestion, circulation and energy flow.
The author says:
I have had so many wonderful responses from dog owners, who have used, what they have learned from reading my book, on their dog with great success. One owner, for example, treated the anal gland point, which was so helpful that the dog no longer needs to go to the vet to get its anal glands emptied.
Vivian Birlie is a reflexologist, acupuncturist and author. She teaches at her Sano Canis Institute, which offers a one-year veterinarian certified dog reflexologist education. It takes place in Denmark and England – Read more abot dog reflexology. Vivian also gives lectures and teaches courses in human acupuncture and reflexology. On her facebook page, you can get good advice on how to relieve the most common disorders in dogs and cats.
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The original Danish edition a succes
Already 8 months after the 1. edition was published, the 2. edition was printed because of a huge sale.
Book about dog reflexology & acupressure
First educational book in the world
Books about dog reflexology are brand new. Books about reflexology for humans have been known for many years. Now this book makes it possible to gain knowledge about reflexology for dogs as well. The book describes the technique and where the dog’s reflex areas are located on the paws. All content is carefully described and complemented with illustrated figures. The dog’s urinary passages, nervous system, digestion, senses, respiratory passages, immune system, circulation, detox system, endocrine system, bones and muscles are some of the content you will find described in the book.
Furthermore, the book provides practical tools to support reflexology treatment such as face reflexology, acupressure, treatments of meridians and homeopathy. In order to understand the location of the reflex areas on the paws, the reader is guided through the principles of human reflexology and how the reflex areas on humans have come to be. It is then shown why and how this knowledge can be transferred to dogs, and how the reflex areas are adjusted to fit the dog’s anatomy and physiology i.e. the reflex areas are mapped out with regard to the differences between humans’ and dogs’ anatomies. Several experts in the veterinary field have contributed to the book with the necessary western knowledge. The reader is introduced to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) which constitutes the theoretical background for both reflexology and acupressure. It consists of the 5 Elements, meridians, acupressure points, yin and yang, and mental aspects including the dog’s behavior.
Books about dog reflexology and acupressure: The author
Vivian Birlie, a member of the Danish Author’s Society, is an acupuncturist and reflexologist, and has treated both humans and dogs since 1997. As a longtime educator, she has authored a great deal of teaching material. This background along with 16 years of experience in journalism, technique and web at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has made this book possible. The book forms the basis of the education for dog reflexologists at Sano Canis, Institute for Reflexology for dogs – educational institution and treatments.
Vivian Birlie is a reflexologist, acupuncturist and author. Since 1997 she has treated both humans and dogs. She has been teaching reflexology and acupuncture since 2000.
During her long-time as an educator, Vivian Birlie has authored a great deal of teaching material. This background, along with 16 years of experience in journalism and technical computer knowledge at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has made Vivian’s books possible.
Her 2 books about dog reflexology and acupressure in English are:
- “Dog reflexology and acupressure” , a textbook. The Danish edition was released in August 2016 in Denmark and the English version was published in January 2017
- "Dog reflexology and acupressure for owners" (Gyldendal 2019). The Danish edition was published in January 2018. It descibes how you as a dogowner can help your dog (and as a matter of fact cats as well) with pain, discomfort and problems – including behavioral problems
Education and courses:
She teaches at her Sano Canis Institute, which offers a one-year veterinarian certified dog reflexologist education. It takes place in Denmark and England - Read more abot dog reflexology. Vivian also gives lectures and teaches courses in human acupuncture and reflexology. On her facebook page, you can get good advice on how to relieve the most common disorders in dogs and cats.
Vivian also gives good advice on the Danish Kennel Club's website and Facebook page.
Vivian also gives lectures - contact her to hear more.