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Dr. Are Thoresen

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1952 Born
  • 1971 Agricultural school
  • 1978-1980 Homöopatic education
  • 1972-1979 Veterinary highschool
  • 1980-1981 Human acupuncture education
  • 1989 Veterinary acupuncture diploma
  • 2000-2001 Veterinary Osteopatic education
  • 2002 Founded SSHH
  • 1984-2012 Cancer research

During Veterinary school I studied human homeopathy at Arcanum in Gothenborg, Sweden.

After Vet-school I practised 6 months in a country practise in western Norway, mostly cows and sheep.

In 1980 I started to study human acupuncture under Dr. Georg Bentze in Oslo, Norway.

In 1980 I also started to study Antroposophical medicine in a group of doctors situated at Vidaraasen in Norway.

I worked 3 years in northern Norway occupied mostly with food-hygiene, slaughter control and bacteriology. Besides this I took part in the general weekend-practise (working every 2-3 weekend), ran a 2 evenings a week small animal practise and finally a one evening a week human practise with acupuncture, anthroposophic medicine and homöopathy.

Since 1981 I run a holistic private practise with both horses, small animals as well as humans in Sandefjord, Norway.

I organised the first Scandinavian course in veterinary acupuncture 1988-89 in Oslo, and was also the main organiser of the 1993 world congress of veterinary acupuncture in Tromsö, Norway.

I organised and lectured as only lecturer in the first full IVAS-education for veterinary students in the world. This was held at the veterinary schook of Oslo in the years 1997-98.

I have published 26 articles (see under).

Local lectures, articles and courses are given in great number.

I have lectured at 5 International congresses.

In 1984 I started to treat cancer patients, both human and animals, and this practise resulted in the investigations described on www.sanare.no.

12 anti cancer peptides were found in the blood of patients after acupuncture treatment against cancer, and these 12 peptides are now patented.

2000 I studied veterinary equine osteopathy under DO Pascal Evrard, finished 2001.

2002 my x-wife (Annica) and I started “Scandinavian School of Holistic Horse- therapy” (SSHH), which have been very successful, and 200 students are under or have been graduated.

In 2004 I bought, together with my x-wife Annica, a farm. Here we opened in 2009, a private clinic for both humans, dogs and horses, plus a lecture room for the school, a total of 500 m2.

February 2011 I divorced Annica, moved from the farm, and reopened my old clinic in Sandefjord.


  1. Thoresen A. (1984). Acupuncture and veterinary medicine, an outline. Norwegian Veterinary Journal 96:5.
  2. Thoresen A. (1985). The French school in veterinarian acupuncture. Norwegian Veterinary Journal 97, 5
  3. Antroposofisk veterinærmedisin, en mulighet. Herba 1986, ISSN 0800-5419
  4. Thoresen A. (1989). Der Mensch als Vermittler zwischen Kosmos und Tier. Kosmos und Erde, 2: 2‐4
  5. Thoresen A. (1989) Equine Acupuncture based on twelve points; an effective diagnostic and therapeutic method for veterinarians with no acupuncture knowledge. American Journal of Acupuncture, 17:160‐170.
  6. Thoresen A. (1994). Equine Ting‐Zone therapy. Veterinary acupuncture, Schoen 5,565 – 579.
  7. Thoresen A. (1995). Acupuncture treatment of equine sarcoid. Norwegian Veterinary Journal, 107, 963‐964
  8. Thoresen A. (1995). Akupunktur und Tumortherapie. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin, 10, heft 2,44‐46
  9. Thoresen A. (1999). Verifizierung von Akupunkturerfolgen. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 13:20‐21
  10. Thoresen A. (1999). Akupunktur am Kronsaum des Pferdes. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin, 13:7‐9
  11. Thoresen A. (1999). Alternative veterinary medicine in Norway. Helsehåndboka, Faun forlag, side 65‐73.
  12. Thoresen A. (2002). Equine Ting‐Point therapy and Thoresens Coronary Band Therapy. Veterinary Acupuncture, ancient art to modern medicine. Mosby, page 489 – 501.
  13. Thoresen A. (2002). Medical treatment of eczema in 12 Chow‐chow dogs with sulphur medicinalis. Norwegian Veterinary Journal, 114: 783‐784
  14. Thoresen A. Homøopati i Sykepleien. Tidsskriftet Sykepleien Nr. 21b, 2002, side 33-34
  15. Thoresen A. (2003). Homeopathy and acupuncture – New understanding of the clinical effect. Norwegian Veterinary Journal, 3: 176‐177
  16. Thoresen A. (2003). Ein Beitrag zur Erklärung des klinischen Effekts von Homöopathie und Akupunktur. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2003, 17: 75‐78
  17. Thoresen A. Poppel. Alternativt nettverk, 2003, Nr. 5, side 84-88
  18. Thoresen A. (2004). Hair sample analysis from horse ‐ a critical study. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2004, 18: 26‐30 (also published in; Ridsport – Ridesport)
  19. Thoresen A. (2004). Wie ist er möglich, gute klinische Ergebnisse zu erzielen, auch wenn die Diagnose falch bzw die therapeutische Methode illusorisch ist? Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2004, 18: 111‐113
  20. Thoresen A. (2003). Klinische Zwischenergebnisse meiner Studien über Akupunktur bei der Krebsbehandlung: Notizen aus meiner Sammlung von Fallbeispielen. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2003, 17: 159‐163
  21. Thoresen A. (2005). Der chinesische Weg der Pulsbeurteilung. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2005, 19: 11‐15.
  22. Thoresen A. (2005). Der holistische Gedanke – Gemeinsamkeiten von Akupunktur und Homöopathie. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2005, 19: 112‐115
  23. Thoresen A. (2005). Antroposophische Konzepte für eine menschliche medizin für Tiere. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2005, 19: 148‐151
  24. Thoresen A. (2008). Akupunktur bei equinem Sarcoid. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2008, 22: 99‐102
  25. Thoresen A. (2010). Intrameridiane Qi-Übertragung nach Traumata. Zeitschrift für Ganzheitliche Tiermedizin 2010, 24: 8‐10
  26. Thoresen A. (2010). Placebo som behandlingsform. Argument #2/2010/s.56, ISSN 1504-6087


  • I have written an extensive book on "Alternative/complementary veterinary medicine", which is printed in Norwegian and published in 1997. Second reversed edition was published in 2002. The book is translated and published in English, Italian, Spanish and German. It is currently in translation to Swedish and Russian.
  • Together with Annica Nygren Thoresen I have written an Atlas describing the acupuncture meridians and points in the horse. This book was published in Norwegian, Swedish and English in 2003.




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