“A likely reason for some or all of the entrenched meridian blockages is metabolic issues, mostly showing as liver stagnation, liver qi (energy) stagnation and probably also thick sticky bile. The liver feels dense and heavy, which has a contracting effect on fascia and tissue in various places. Certain foods like bran, soybean meal and oils seem to be a problem, especially for the liver. Beet greens, which have a thinning effect on bile, feel like they would make the liver lighter.”
Eva was also able to tell me a lot about Jeremy’s attitude, his anxiety, his lack of strength over the backend, and also that she felt he struggled with canter, all of which was true. From her feeling, she was very astute to the fact that his nose and nerves, especially on the right side of his face, were creating problems. She even explained that he would like to remain short in the neck and not take his neck long and down and forwards.
“Part of the head-shaking behaviour is due to irritation in the nose and/or sinuses and or nerves in the area,” she explained. “Some easing of the head-shaking and neck rigidity has come from decompressing the bones in the face and cranium, especially releasing the bones of the upper jaw and deep cranium, some of them from inside the mouth, along with the neck and back of head.
“Another remaining issue in the nose and sinuses could be infection/inflammation. There is a response to fungal infection, which can in part also be due to blocked meridian flow, which causes congestion. This can in turn be due to food sensitivities and metabolic issues.”
AN INTEREST IN CARROTS
The first thing I have to say I noticed was Jeremy’s interest in carrots. Ever since I had owned him, he could not bite off a carrot. Not a hope. On taking him back to his paddock after the treatment I offered him a carrot which he snapped clean in half. I was amazed! I was looking forward to seeing if there was any difference with him being lunged, and to my absolute amazement the next day there was a marked difference, especially in his attitude and lack of anxiety.
Eva watched the horse on the lunge before and after the following treatments, which were every two weeks, and she could explain exactly where the horse was weak, stiff and struggling. She could explain exactly why he wasn’t moving in the way that he could, and she also explained about his brain being somewhat foggy, which it was.
I have to say that this horse has improved and gone from strength to strength in his training and his movement since the treatments. She believed she could help him, and so far it seems she has! Combined with consistent training between sessions, working on strengthening his topline, I am really hanging onto this treatment, and I believe it is absolutely bearing fruit.
Of course, it’s not simply Eva and her treatment that is improving him. There are so many associated reasons, but a lot of her thoughts about feeding and what he should and shouldn’t be on is also helping his affliction. Her treatments also enable me to understand more and realise more how clever she is at assessing gait patterns and balance and the problems that don’t allow it to improve. I have to say that this road is starting to turn back towards the highway! I am very excited and quite happy to coast down this road with positivity and confidence.