--------------------------Buqi for Horses
Upcoming workshops:2010 Buqi Workshop
(Dorset & Surrey, UK)
Her current owner has owned this 13yr mare for 6 years. Within 9 months of purchase however she had recurring colic over a 6-week period, which resulted in an operation to release the gut that had been caught between the stomach and spleen. Since that time she has had intermittent lameness, problems in the lower back and a tendency towards colic during her season, which occurs irregularly and often over the winter period. She has recently been getting regular colic bouts, which the Vet suggests are probably associated with the adhesions along the gut from the original colic surgery. These bouts are usually mild and relieved by Bute (Phenylbutazone) and rest. The horse is currently
(at the time of writing) under the joint direction of the Vet and the owner along with careful management and close observation.
I have recently started to work with Chance and have so far seen her three times in fortnightly intervals. The sessions have been eventful in so far that the mare has visibly released the holding tension in the abdominal wall and the back muscles. There has been evidence of the fascia and the muscles repeatedly twitching along the length of the abdomen and also in the trapezius and longissimus muscles (behind the shoulder and along the length of the back). The mare becomes relaxed during the session and is observably more comfortable after the session. Anyone who has experienced an ongoing discomfort will know the amount of tension that can become chronically held which adds to the general level of discomfort. The observable physical movements of the soft tissue suggest that Buqi is having an effect on the physical as well as the emotional/mental.
Addition: With ongoing Buqi sessions Chance has just gone through an entire season without colic-ing; first one in a while! We are all noticing an improved comfort level and keeping our fingers crossed and our active Buqi sessions to generate and maintain comfort….. Watch this space!