What Are Alternative Canine Energy Healing Techniques?
When your dog gets sick, you probably take him to the vet for a checkup. But what if your dog’s problem isn’t health-related – what if it is a behavioral issue or something just seems “off” about him? Alternative medicine is becoming more and more popular in the Western world and it is even breaking into the pet industry. But how can alternative therapies like energy medicine help your dog? Keep reading to find out.
What Exactly is Energy Medicine?
Also known as energy healing, energy medicine is a branch of alternative medicine that involves channeling healing energy into a patient to yield positive results. There are multiple schools of energy healing including Qigong, reiki, and spiritual healing. It is important to note that even with spiritual healing, energy medicine generally occurs in a non-denominational context.
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Practitioners of reiki and other styles of energy healing typically do not practice a traditional religion and faith is not a prerequisite to benefit from this type of healing. Though there is still a great deal of skepticism regarding the validity of this type of alternative medicine, there is an ever-growing population of those who believe in its efficacy and practice it on their own.
How Does Canine Energy Healing Work?
Just like any kind of medicine, there are various types of energy healing which can be used on dogs – flower essences, kinesiology, and animal communication are some examples of techniques that are used by homeopathic and holistic veterinarians.
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Flower essences, or flower remedies, can be used for a variety of purposes including combating the aftereffects of anesthesia; reviving weak newborn puppies; speeding the healing of wounds; and improving mental focus. It is important to make a distinction between flower essences and herbal remedies.
A flower essence is created by filling a glass bowl with pure spring water and fresh-picked flowers then leaving it in the sun so that the water becomes imbued with the flowers’ healing power. The water is then used to create a tincture and added to the dog’s drinking water.
Animal communication is another popular component of canine energy healing. While dogs cannot communicate with humans in the way that we communicate with each other, animal communication can be implemented to identify physical and emotional problems.
Practitioners of animal communication may perform what is called a “body scan” to invite communication from the dog which may come in the form of physical sensations such as tingling, numbness, or pain. The practitioner may be able to receive words from the dog or even a detailed description of what is going on in the dog’s body and mind as a whole. With this information, the practitioner can then use various energy healing modalities to offer treatment.
For many people, alternative medicine seems hokey or far-fetched. But you shouldn’t dismiss something just because it is new. There is still a lot to learn about our pets and about what makes them tick. If an alternative therapy like energy medicine could possibly help your dog, wouldn’t you want to try it?
Kate Barrington is the loving owner of two cats (Bagel and Munchkin) and a noisy herd of guinea pigs. Having grown up with golden retrievers, Kate has a great deal of experience with dogs but labels herself a lover of all pets. Having received a Bachelor's degree in English, Kate has combined her love for pets and her passion for writing to create her own freelance writing business, specializing in the pet niche.
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