EFT example


By LaVaughn Hengst
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I'm an American living in Germany and have followed with interest all the developments in Energy Psychology in the last 3 years since I first came in contact with your homepage. I have a B.A. in Psychology (U. of Ill.), am a Heilpraktikerin for Psychology and a Heilpraktikerin and Acupuncturist for animals in Germany. I not telling you this to impress you - I mention it only to make clear why the development of EFT in regard to animals is of particular interest to me.

Even though animals do have meridians and points, the best way to do EFT for animals supposedly is by surrogate or proxy tapping. This means you tap on yourself to make the changes in the animal happen. (I'm sure that you're familiar with all of this by now.) Even though the animal doesn't even have to be near you or connected to you in anyway, supposedly the 2 energy systems are connected. This supports a basic idea of TCM in that "one's every action influences everyone and everything else in the world", I can't argue with that.
However, I don't believe in the Easter Bunny anymore either and the whole idea always seemed pretty far-fetched to me. Even though some people who can talk to animals and read their minds have wonderful successes with this process, most of us just can't connect. Also, in this day and age, it's pretty hard convincing people that they should tap on themselves and their horse will magically stop biting, kicking, rearing, bucking and/or throwing them out of the saddle. In any case, this is what happened to me - my grown-up customers don't even believe in Santa Claus. In cases with problem horses, people want results, and fast, because nasty horses are dangerous. I don't wish a cat that sprays on anyone, that's bad enough, but we all know what happened to the former Superman.
So, I thought, why can't we tap on the animals themselves, horses in any case? The important points are easy to find, horses rarely object to the tapping, and the tapping shows RESULTS. The tapping can cure behavioural problems and sicknesses, make a horse rideable, take away pain and stiffness, stimulate the immune system, etc., etc., etc., just like Acupressure or Acupuncture. WHY NOT TAP ON THE HORSE?
There are certain points on every meridian that balances the meridian on humans, also on horses/dogs/cats. Horses also have all the endpoints of the meridians close to the hoof; they can also be balanced here. One can balance the Shu- or Mu-points in the same way. It gets really interesting when one can test which points need to be stimulated.
When one is capable of testing which points are needed, one can also choose out of, for example, 7-8 Acupressure points which deal with FEAR. There are also certain points which have a direct influence on aggression, anxiety, jealousy, overeating (there's also horses that have an eating problem) and other problems. I'd like to tell everyone what these points are; they can effectively be used as a support to the "basic recipe". The basic points are a must; they encompass the balancing of the energy system. Some unenlightened people just don't care if the energy system is balanced; they want a solution to their problem. I can somehow understand this when one has a dog that destroys the house when the owner is gone!
To illustrate my point, I just got called to visit a horse that was driving his owner crazy. She always wanted to ride alone with her horse in the forest; the only problem was that her boy-horse was in love with a girl-horse. This in itself isn't bad, however, in this case, the boy-horse always flipped out when it was separated from the girl-horse (she didn't seem to mind at all). The flipping-out got so bad that both of them always came back from a ride in the forest soaking wet, angry and very agitated. The rider was disgusted and not a little afraid, as the horse tended to turn around and run back to the barn (over busy streets) and his lady.
We (the owner and I) tapped the basic routine on the horse with the horse-points and then added extra points for "fear of being alone". The exasperated owner tapped on herself because of her fears, impatience, anger and hopelessness (he'll never change! Why is he so unreasonable! Why can't he learn anything! Other horses aren't so stupid!)
Well, a lot a tension was released in this tapping session and once again the horse was "saved from the butcher" as we say here in Germany. Both parties were greatly relieved, which was a major improvement, as the owner usually was quite aggressive and ready to explode when she came back from her "leisurely" ride in the forest.
The next day we tapped before she left the barn with the horse and you could already see the improvement. With daily tapping, I was told; the horse showed steady improvement and is today a "joy to ride". One shouldn't expect immediate miracles, one has to be realistic, patient, and know that this horse had learned how to get his way and had trained his owner accordingly. Both sides of the coin had to be "rewired".
LaVaughn Hengst

Which Laser would you recommend for horses?

I personally would not recommend you use laser. Just the same in certain circumstances it is useful.

Using it often will inhibit your ability to develop acupuncture sensation skills as well as point location skills. Acupuncture needling sensation is a beautiful sensation to be a part of. I would rather recommend people learn this. If they do not feel comfortable with this then they can do moxa or acupressure and then laser.

Having a laser will not give you any skills and does not give a guarantee of any success. Just like with needling successful results can only be achieved by correct point usage for the condition. Just doing lasering or even needling will not achieve any result. Knowledge of the points is necessary and also knowledge which does work. There are many treatment prescriptions out there which do not work and you may very well be disappointed in the results.


Uses of lasers.

Lasers can be useful in horses which do not like needling or for people who do not like to needle. Lasers may be useful to speed wound recovery or clean-up scar tissue. Just the same for the expense you are much better to use moxa( about 60c per stick which lasts many treatments) as compared to a laser which may cost as much as $25,000. This is very impressive but to me an unnecessary expense. Some people like the show, so give them the show.
I have seen many lasers just sitting there unused. I have been called to treat with acupuncture and there was a $10000 laser just sitting there.

If you do wish to get a laser and this may be useful in treating delicate areas such as around the eyes then I suggest you look at the Vetrolaser page where ‘Honesty’ is the marketing tool.

How does equine acupuncture work.

It does not work via nerves or some physical chemical or irritant response.

Here is the best way I know to explain how it works.

Consider your house. Flowing through it is air. You cannot see it but you can feel it and you certainly know when it is not there.
Within the body are also flowing airs. As you breath you are making them also ‘breath” and flow. You cannot see them. You cannot cut them and you cannot find them in a dead body. As they flow they irrigate the parts of the physical body that they flow by and have also a effect on the blood flow. They are the intelligence of the body, ‘body intelligence’. These airs are what is called chi, meaning Life or life-force.
Acupuncture has mapped these airs in detail and learned how to make use of them.

Back to our house example. If you lock the doors and windows and go away for a week or two when you return it is very stuffy . This is like an illness in the body. Clearing the illness is akin to opening the doors and windows in the house to make the airs flow again.

The Art of acupuncture is knowing exactly which of the doors or windows to open to get result desired in the minimum time.

These doors and windows in the body are called the points of acupuncture and each has its own particular qualities and effects and ’rooms’ of influence, to allow airs to flow.


Lasers in Equine acupuncture

Which Laser would you recommend for horses?

I personally would not recommend you use laser. Just the same in certain circumstances it is useful.

Using it often will inhibit your ability to develop acupuncture sensation skills as well as point location skills. Acupuncture needling sensation is a beautiful sensation to be a part of. I would rather recommend people learn this. If they do not feel comfortable with this then they can do moxa or acupressure and then laser.

Having a laser will not give you any skills and does not give a guarantee of any success. Just like with needling successful results can only be achieved by correct point usage for the condition. Just doing lasering or even needling will not achieve any result. Knowledge of the points is necessary and also knowledge which does work. There are many treatment prescriptions out there which do not work and you may very well be disappointed in the results.

Uses of lasers.

Lasers can be useful in horses which do not like needling or for people who do not like to needle. Lasers may be useful to speed wound recovery or clean-up scar tissue. Just the same for the expense you are much better to use moxa( about 60c per stick which lasts many treatments) as compared to a laser which may cost as much as $25,000. This is very impressive but to me an unnecessary expense. Some people like the show, so give them the show.

I have seen many lasers just sitting there unused. I have been called to treat with acupuncture and there was a $10000 laser just sitting there.

If you do wish to get a laser and this may be useful in treating delicate areas such as around the eyes then I suggest you look at the Vetrolaser page where ‘Honesty’ is the marketing tool.

Read More on Equine acupuncture at www.horse-acupuncture.com

Points of the GB channel in horse needled.













GB44 below

Gb43 below

Gb42 below

Gb41 below

Gb39 below

Gb37 below

Gb34 below

GB31 below

GB30 below


Gb 29 below



GB28 below

Gb26 below

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GB24 below

GB21 below







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GB4 below



GB1 below and right








Prescription and Intention in Equine Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a healing method and your intention is at the core of the healing. Acupuncture is not a medical procedure and is not a placebo effect. If it is considered that way results will be inconsistent, not conclusive and not rewarding in one‘s spirit.


In treatment once you have come up with the initial diagnosis then you decide on a prescription and as you refine the diagnosis you change the prescription. For example initial diagnosis may be Kidney Yin deficiency but you then notice signs also of Liver Yin deficiency and then signs of Liver Fire.

This is before even any needles are inserted. The area or areas where stagnation is occurring and causing illness can also be intuited.

It is not usually a case of just inserting the needles, like a machine. There is something else that can occur if you are not using laser or red-light or electrical stimulation. And this extra thing makes the healing interaction very rewarding. You actually feel the chi, sometimes translated as the life-force, of the horse. You feel its impact on you. It feels your chi and the impact on it. You know something beautiful is going to happen and then you know a result is going to be obtained.


Furthermore when using needles in the dry needling method which is the only method which is actually acupuncture, your intention to heal becomes vitally important. You can manipulate the needles in order to change the chi and direct the chi in certain ways in order to achieve the desired result.

I say it’s like fishing. You turn the needles clockwise and anticlockwise and manipulate also by lift and thrust (in and out) and suddenly you feel the grab just like a fish has grabbed the hook. This is the sensation you are looking for. You continue with the other points like this.

This is not simply a matter of ‘mind over matter’. No ‘matter’ and no ‘mind’ are involved. You feel it in your heart. And when the healing is successful you feel it and when it is complete you feel it. You look for these sensations as signs.

You know it is not “hit or miss”. Oftentimes you see the changes right there before your eyes; say, the spine may straighten, the horse’s lower lip begins to quiver, the eyes go soft, the breathing changes, there is stomach rumbling, horse seems to get heavy, may even have to lean on a fence, drops the head or a leg and yawns violently etc. These are signs of a result.

And if you don’t get this you just continue and find points which do elicit this response on needling. Though on first treatment horse may be very wary and not willing to let go. But next time will let go before you even start.

Sometimes this may not be initially seen but next day improvement of 50% or more may be seen and full effects will felt within 3days from treatment. There is no reason why treatment may not be given everyday but it is not recommended within 3 days of events or races.

B12 Injections are Not Equine Acupuncture?

Acupuncture does not involve injections. No substance is in the needles. Some veterinarians may use injections of Vitamin B12 etc and call this acupuncture or aquapuncture but it is not acupuncture and will not work as acupuncture except is so far as the insertion of a needle by itself will activate an acupuncture energy response. This is also happening with scar tissue therapy where injections are used. This is not likely to be any more effective than a dry needling acupuncture treatment.

Some people use injections and call it acupuncture as they do not have the necessary training to know how acupuncture really works. They cannot feel the energy and so cannot tell when the energy shifts, as when actual acupuncture is working.

Some veterinarians say they are practitioners of acupuncture but always prescribe some veterinary medicines for the same symptoms so they are using the word ‘acupuncture’ to widen their practice and make more money. This is a shameful practice and also shames acupuncture.


Redlight torches and lasers do have healing effects and their promotion should not be mentioning acupuncture. Acupressure maybe.

Acupuncture requires sensitivity, and training in the ability to feel chi and work with the movement of the different types of chi. Each person has chi and the quality of this must be developed. Trainings in Acu-energy healing will improve this and also trainings in Reiki.

Homeopathy.
Homeopathic injection is also not acupuncture, but homeopathy, and the two should not be confused. The homeopathic may be injected into acupuncture points but this would not give a better result than injection any where else.
Homeopathy and acupuncture work well together just as acupuncture and chiropractic work well together.