They are both different applications of the same Traditional Chinese Medicine principles. Acupressure is performed using finger pressure on specific acupoints; acupuncture is carried out by inserting thin needles into the acupoints. Treating acupoints with either acupuncture or acupressure has the same effect in restoring balance to the animal. Acupressure can be used to address almost any condition that can be treated with acupuncture. Its intention is preventive, offering the client a way to keep imbalances from occurring in the first place. However, if imbalances already exist, acupressure can help restore optimal energy flow.
In 2008, Lynn Caldwell and Diane Wilson began their education to become acupressure practitioners. In 2010, they were certified in Equine Acupressure through Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute as well as through the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure and Massage (NBCAAM). Together, they began Miami Valley Equine Acupressure to provide horses in their area with the best acupressure care possible.
The business grew after Diane was certified in small animal acupressure and later in canine massage. They renamed the business Miami Valley Equine and Small Animal Acupressure. Lynn was certified in small animal acupressure in 2018. In 2019, Diane unfortunately passed away--far too early in this life--so Lynn is now the sole provider at Miami Valley Animal Acupressure, LLC.
Lynn's love for animals stretches back to the days on her grandparents' farm, spending time with the dogs, cats, mules, pigs, cows, and chickens her grandfather kept. Since then, she's gone on to own and care for her own family of furry companions. Several years ago, she sought the help of Marie Soderberg, then with the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, for her Quarter Horse/Arab cross, Buck. He had been plagued with years of respiratory illness, and sentenced to a life supported with medications. Acupressure changed that sentence, and it changed Lynn. In addition to acupressure, Lynn has also studied Reiki and Aromatherapy/Essential Oils for animals. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, is a Diplomat in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and she has made a successful career in science, research, writing, and teaching.
Please call Lynn with any questions you have or to make an appointment.