Alarm Points When Team Roping Mare Avoids Weight-Bearing

Alarm Points When Team Roping Mare Avoids Weight-Bearing
March 15, 2023

Have you ever pushed through the pain to get the job done? We’ve all been there, but we know that ignoring an injury only makes it worse. Humans and animals alike! In this article, we’ll look at how knowledge of alarm points helped bring pain reduction to an equine patient.

This was a team roping mare who’d started avoiding weight-bearing on her right hind leg. But first…

Understanding the Physical Demands of Team Roping Mares

Team roping is a demanding sport where specially trained horses – known as team roping mares – assist the riders in capturing a steer.

The sport demands that the mares bear weight on all four legs, which significantly strains their muscles and joints and can lead to injuries and pain.

The team roping mare in this case had quit enjoying her job and started avoiding bearing weight on her right hind leg. This behavior indicated something was wrong, and her owner wanted to avoid further damage.

Unlocking the Healing Power of Acupressure Alarm Points

Traditional Chinese Medicine uses alarm points as both diagnostic and therapeutic tools. When these points are tender or red, they signal potential problems with the associated organ systems. This helps determine if a meridian has a deficiency or excess energy.

By using knowledge of acupuncture techniques to target the alarm points on the mare’s body, the technician resolved the pain in her hind leg within just a few sessions.

Let’s look what happened.

chart summarizing diagnostic and therapeutic information about alarm pointsDuring the first protocol, the technician used probes on the right side of the mare’s body. The mare appeared more comfortable and relaxed as the session progressed.

In the second protocol, the technician placed the probes on the left side of the body and cervical spine. These protocols resolved the apparent pain in her hind leg within the first couple of sessions.

The third protocol involved placing plates throughout the body to restore soundness. During this session – while palpating alarm points for ulcers – the technician discovered that both wither and girth points were extremely sensitive. This indicated possible internal damage.

The discovery led to a fourth protocol that used plates and a small double roller to attend to the sensitive areas. After this protocol, hip rotation caused no more reaction, and there was no discomfort when the technician palpated withers and girth.

Harnessing the Power of Acupressure and Equiscope Therapy

Equiscope therapy is a safe, tested, non-invasive, and drug-free alternative to traditional approaches that goes directly to the source of the pain and injury.

Thanks to the power of the meridians and a thorough understanding of the importance of alarm points, our team roping mare experienced significant pain reduction.

She was able to return to her job and resume weight-bearing on all four legs without discomfort! By prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our equine companions, we can help them perform their jobs and live their lives to the fullest.

Read our other non-human stories here and perhaps be inspired to train to be an Equiscope technician!

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Alarm Points When Team Roping Mare Avoids Weight-Bearing
Alarm points in Traditional Chinese Medicine assist an Equiscope technician to help a horse with a problem. Learn how!