Pawsitive Healing Energy with Reiki

In: Dog & Cat Health, Holistic Medicine, Home Page

Reiki is not a cult, religion or magic. It is a powerful universal healing energy for the mind, body and spirit that can benefit all living things. Rei, comes from Japanese characters meaning “universal”, and Ki meaning “spirit or energy”. It goes back to over 100 years ago, where a Buddhist man created this spiritual practice to heal himself and others. Anyone with the right mind set and inner spirituality has the capacity to use Reiki in humans, animals and ...

Alternative Medicine – Animal Acupuncture

In: Holistic Medicine

Acupuncture is experiencing unprecedented attention as more people are incorporating it into their health care. The same trend is occurring for animals as more owners are seeking it as an adjunct to conventional veterinary medicine. Acupuncture is a healing art and science which teaches how to see the entire being on the body/mind/spirit level. The basic cornerstone of this medicine is the Life Force called Qi which flows in a harmonious balanced way through energy meridians. We impact the total Qi ...

Osteopathy For Pets

In: Holistic Medicine

Osteopathy for our four legged friends is a relatively new field, but doctors of Osteopathy have been treating human patients for over a century. First developed in America in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, the holistic philosophy of osteopathy was a new approach in medicine. Dr. Still believed that if a structural problem hindered the blood or nerve supply to a part of the body, the function of that part would be diminished. He also believed that all parts ...

Chiropractic Adjustments – Is Your Pet Well Adjusted?

In: Holistic Medicine

Chiropractic is a method of health care whose principles are based in allowing the body to be a self-healing organism by maintaining optimum function of its nervous system. The spinal cord is housed in the vertebral column and any deviation in that column can impair nerve flow and negatively affect all major body systems. These deviations or “subluxations” can be caused by trauma such as slips, falls, and overexertion, straining on a leash, car accidents or even emotional stress. Active ...

Holistic Treatment – Acupuncture and Herbs Put the Spark Back

In: Holistic Medicine

Today animal acupuncture has become more readily known and accepted by both veterinarians and lay people. Acupuncture is indeed often used to treat numerous muscular skeletal problems as well as other conditions such as pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, kidney failure, or generally depressed immune system function. Allow me now to offer you yet another perspective. By the time I see an ailing pet, much time will usually have passed since the onset of the first signs and symptoms. Surgery may have ...

TTouch: The Gentle Touch That Teaches

In: Holistic Medicine

Foster dogs have special needs and challenges. Each has it’s own story to tell and comes to the foster parent with it’s own quirks and personality traits that are both endearing and sometimes frustrating. Do you ever wish you could help reduce the stress they feel? Maybe help them relax so they could learn more, work through their tough beginnings and be placed in their forever home? Do you ever work with dogs that bark, pull on their leash or get ...

The Philosophy of a Holistic Pet Spa

In: Holistic Medicine

A holistic grooming spa is a wonderful alternative to conventional grooming salons because it is dedicated to the special needs of your pet. Spas put the “care” back in pet care. This means your pet is in sight of the caregiver at all times, is offered water and walks during his stay, and is not allowed to become stressed. Pets are “fluff” dried by hand; if cage drying must be used it is only for a brief period and under ...

Swimming Is Good Exercise for Dogs and Horses

In: Dog Health, Holistic Medicine, Rehabilitation

Just as swimming is an excellent way to get fit for humans, it is also good for dogs and horses. Swimming provides an aerobic workout that strengthens the heart and lungs, cuts weight, tones and builds up muscles, and provides an enjoyable break from the normal exercise routine. For animals that have leg, foot, muscular or skeletal problems that make exercise painful, or are rehabilitating following surgery or injury, swimming provides a weight free form of exercise that promotes healing. All ...

Natural Threapy to Train and Care for your Pet – TTouch and Best Friends

In: Dog & Cat Health, Holistic Medicine

The red clay cliffs danced with sunlight and I watched the shadows shimmer off the rocks onto the memorial head stones. Here I was in Kanab Valley Utah at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary sipping my coffee and taking in the beauty. But how did I get to the largest no kill animal sanctuary in the United States for this week filled with incredible animals and people? When I became a TTouch practitioner, I had an idea that volunteering at Best Friends ...

Alternative Treatments – Acupuncture Medicine For Your Pet

In: Dog & Cat Health, Holistic Medicine

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is an ancient practice of medicine for animals. The Chinese perspective, on the workings of the body, is different than what we are used to in conventional Western medicine practiced in this country. Chinese medicine focuses on the body as an energetic whole, and sees disease or injury as a disruption or blockage of the normal flow of energy in the animal. This energy is the intangible essence that makes us alive; it’s called Qi ...

Holistic & Natural Training Methods

In: Holistic Medicine

Many animals experience behavior problems that may be modifi ed or eliminated with proper training techniques & education. For example, dogs are pack animals needing companionship. Thus, isolating a dog can cause behavior problems. Providing attention & activities can encourage desirable behavior. Dogs that live their lives in confinement will suffer. Cats living in nature will scratch, eliminate and mark wherever they choose. Often, this may not be the same indoor location desired by their owners. To prevent eliminating outside the ...

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