veterinarians are beginning to introduce
natural therapies in their practice.
Currently some of the more popular Complementary
/ Alternative Therapies used to treat
Acupuncture has been practiced on humans
in China for more than 4,000 years and
the first use of acupuncture on animals
can be traced to the Jin dynasty period
of China from 136 to 265 A.D.
to the application of Acupuncture treatment
on humans Vets insert fine needles into
specific spots on the body to stop pain,
restore the body's natural balance,
stimulate energy flow and release brain
chemicals that promote well-being. Animal
acupuncture points are generally similar
to those on humans they have similar
meridians and reflex-points to humans.
but here are some anatomical differences.
It may be used for a wide variety of
complaints including lameness, skin
complaints, gynecological and other
has been used to treat a variety of
has been found particularly suitable
for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds,
cows, ponies, goats and horses all of
which respond well to this form of therapy
Growing in popularity as an alternative
therapy for pets is Reiki.
Reiki is a touch healing system or a laying
on of hands system. Therapists who use
Reiki can work both in person and at a
distance, and often recommend multiple
treatments for chronic conditions. Practitioners
believe that everything living contains
Ki or Chi and everything living radiates
Ki, the biomagnetic energy of our auras,
and our pets. The aim of Reiki is to release
toxins that build up in the body, this
is known as a detox, or detoxification.
Just as Reiki has human followers, many
pet owners also believe it to be helpful.
respond quickly to the ease that Reiki
is non intrusive and can easily be used
alongside veterinary treatment as it does
not in any way interfere with either treatment,
and it helps to speed up the healing process,
it de-stresses a sick animal and will
ease any pain the animal is suffering.
Reiki is suitable for dogs, cats, and
horses all of which respond well to this
form of therapy
has been used in animals (veterinary homeopathy)
for nearly 200 years. Homeopathic vets
use treatments broadly similar to that
used in human medicine.
Many modern intensive farms employ only
veterinary homeopathy, without the use
of antibiotics, hormones and other drugs.
Among its other benefits, of especial
importance in farmed animals, is the fact
that it cannot provoke 'antibiotic resistance'
in bacterial populations. Competition
horses and dogs can be given homeopathy,
without risk of falling foul of ‘doping’
rules. The use of veterinary homeopathy
will clearly enhance physical appearance
and performance, by improving health,
it will notproduce 'supernormal' performance,
in the way that a drug can.
Homeopathy does not treat a specific disease
or body part, it treats the whole animal
using tiny doses of a natural substance,
given in pellet form. This treatment is
said to stimulate the body’s own
types of animals respond to homeopathy,
most pets, farm animals, horses, wild
animals, birds, fish and many other wild
Aromatherapy is used by many humans and
has found to be equally benefical for
many types of animals and pets
When used with the care and knowledge
of an experienced Aromatherapists Essential
Oils and Aromatherapy can provide quality
support and treatment for both our animals
Animal Aromatherapy or Essential Oil therapy
is the use of essential oils to help enhance
physical and emotional well-being.
Essential oils are antiseptic, detoxifying
and revitalising, they can increase resistance
to disease and strengthen the immune system.
Essential oils can also be used to control
pet odours and to purify the air from
dust, dander and allergens.
pets and farm animals are known to benefit
from the use of Aromatherapy
Helps restore natural mobility of the
joints and spine. The vet runs their fingers
down the animal’s spine feeling
where it may be out of alignment. The
vet then makes any adjustment as needed.
This therapy can help with problems such
as hip dysplasia and degenerative joint
Improves circulation, boosts an immune
system and makes the coat shiny (where
relevant). The whole animal is generally
massaged. A good therapyfor animals suffering
from arthritis, stiffness and muscle cramps,
or those recovering from surgery.
is reccommended that before you undertake
any of the above Therapies you should discuss
with a qualified Vet
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