Need to take a break from the busy summer activities? Your pets may feel the same way! Think about it…schedules are not the same and your pets like continuity. You’ve had guests over, gone on vacation, lots of day trips, extra activities, pool parties, BBQ’s…
The Fall transition may seem to force us into settling down and ‘in’ for the season. Your pets know it’s here. Yesterday, my dogs were seemingly reluctant to go for their first walk in the onset of the seasonal rain. They drug their feet. It’s as if they don’t want the warm weather to end. Fall marks a season of letting go. But their bodies are ready to accept a more subdued schedule. I think we humans are too! We may require some rest after all of the physical activity and our dogs are listening to their little aches and pains of the strenuous hikes they accompanied you on.
The Fall Transition is one marked by a deep gratifying sigh of an abundant growth and maturity stage and the contented relief of an upcoming set schedule. Dogs and Cats are preparing for the cold, damp winter ahead. They have ‘harvested’ their energies during the summer to store them for winter reserves. It is interesting to note that the Fall season follows the Late Summer season of Maturity…as if to say the summer escapades have allowed us to grow and now we are ready to move forward having learned from those experiences.
During this period of winding down and settling in, the abrupt change in climate can irritate skin and bring on some respiritory issues. Also you may notice some joint restriction as the weather turns cooler. These ailments involve an imbalance in the Lung (Yin) and Large (Yang) Intestine Meridians. The pure, fresh external Chi, a life-giving energy and fluid, brought in by the Lungs to replace the exhausted Chi energy eliminated by the Large Intestines may be stuck somewhere along either Meridian.
Acupressure can help put these Meridians back in harmony and create a balance within your dog’s body. By using a select set of Acupoints along these pathways that carry Chi, energy can be released to allow an unimpeded flow to circulate throughout the body. With my fingertips, I stimulate or sedate certain acupoints along the Meridian to keep Chi moving so the body can return to a more balanced state. It is safe and painless for the animal. Dogs and Cats are excellent recipients of this alternative method of treatment because they are so in-tune with their bodies. They know what they need!
Have a wonderful Fall Season!