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Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory for Horses
An online course by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute (TAAI)
Lesson 1
The Equine Meridian System
Provides an overview of the entire meridian system including the major, extraordinary, connecting, and divergent meridians as well as the muscle and subcutaneous regions.


Lesson 2
The Lung and Large Intestine Meridians
Provides in depth information on the functions and attributes of the paired meridians of the lung and large intestine. The flow, location and common indicators of imbalances are discussed. Charts are provided for each meridian.


Lesson 3
The Stomach and Spleen Meridians
Provides in depth information on the functions and attributes of the paired meridians of the stomach and spleen. The flow, location and common indicators of imbalances are discussed. Charts are provided for each meridian.


Lesson 4
The Heart and Small Intestine Meridians
Provides in depth information on the functions and attributes of the paired meridians of the heart and small intestine. Their flow, location and common indicators of imbalances are discussed. Charts are provided for each meridian.


Lesson 5
The Bladder and Kidney Meridians
Provides in depth information on the functions and attributes of the paired meridians of the bladder and kidney. The flow, location and common indicators of imbalances are discussed and charts are provided for each meridian.


Lesson 6 
The Pericardium and Triple Heater Meridians
Provides in depth information on the functions and attributes of the paired meridians of the pericardium and "triple heater".  The flow, location and common indicators of imbalances are discussed and charts are provided for each meridian.
B.  Students learn specific acupressure points and oils to use for common physical conditions.


Lesson 7
Gall Bladder and Liver Meridians
Provides in depth information on the functions and attributes of the paired meridians of the gall bladder and liver. The flow, location and common indicators of imbalances are discussed, and charts are provided for each meridian.


Lesson 8
The Conception and Governing Vessels
Provides in depth information on the functions and attributes of the "conception" and "governing vessels". The flow, location and common indicators of imbalances are discussed; charts are provided for each meridian.


Equine Meridian Theory Tracing DVD
Provides students with a DVD of the meridians being traced on a horse. This DVD gives the student an excellent study aid used to learn the physical flow of each meridian, its paired or sister meridian and important acu-points.


There will be an exam at the completion of the course.


    The Meridian Theory course offers the student an in-depth understanding of how the meridians function within the horse's body. As it was written in the Spiritual Pivot: "The meridians are where the beginners begin and masters end." The more you learn about the meridian system and meridian locations, the better your working knowledge of acupressure.  Greater understanding of meridian functions increases your assessment skills and point selection, making treatments more effective.

        Students will gain specific knowledge of the 12 major meridians and two of the extraordinary vessels, the Governing and Conception vessels. Specifically students will learn the location and flow of each major meridian, the functions and interactions of each meridian and the location and energetics of specific acu-points along each of the major meridians and vessels.

        Meridian Theory Tracing DVD is included as part of this course.