Equine Studies Institute
Essential Oils and Acupressure for Horses
An online course by Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute (TAAI)
Overview/History of Essential Oils: Provides the history of essential oils used in healing from 4,000 years ago until present applications.
Introduction to Essential Oils: Provides an understanding of essential oils, the varying grades of oils, preparation of oils and the physiological ways an oil affects the body.
Essential Oils and Acupressure: Students learn how the two modalities complement each other when used with horses.
Using Essential Oils with Horses: Students are given in-depth information on how essential oils affect a horse and the olfactory system. The protocol for presenting oils to horses is provided.
Botany of Essential Oil Plants: An analysis of more than 25 essential oil plants is presented along with the origin, the means of extraction, actions, cautions and conditions of use.
Acu-points and Oils for Emotional Conditions: Students learn specific acupressure points and oils to use for common emotional conditions.
Acu-points and Oils for Physical Conditions: Students learn specific acupressure points and oils to use for common physical conditions.
Essential Oils Session Log
Chemistry of Essential Oils
Resources and References
This course introduces the student to the world of essential oils and aromatherapy, and enables the student to use essential oils along with acupressure to restore energetic balance to a horse.
Students will gain a general knowledge of essential oils, detailed instructions for using them with horses, charts showing the "acupoints" that support oils for specific emotional and physical conditions, plus the use of oil aromas and supportive historical background information.