When we’re distressed, we know we can ask for help. We talk, we describe our issues and seek out doctors, therapists, and healers. But our furry friends are not so lucky. More often than not, they suffer in silence. Rarely do they even shed tears. It’s not until we realise that our darling four-legged creatures might be in pain or distress that they get help.
The veterinarian is, of course, our foremost option. Sometimes, taking our pets to the vet might not be enough. Just as we seek out therapists and healers, our pets too might need a specialised, alternative therapist. There’s a wide range of healing modalities that can be adapted to heal animals–acupuncture, pranic healing, myotherapy, crystal healing, reiki, homeopathy, and many more.
Except for myotherapy, which works on the physical body, the other modalities work on the aura (energy body) of the subject, to help relieve them of their problems. Just as humans have auras, so do animals. In his book Aura Energy for Health, Healing & Balance, parapsychologist Dr Joe H Slate writes: “The auras of animals are typically less complex in structure but more intense in coloration than human auras.” The intense colouration Dr Slate refers to is probably correlated to the density of the energy body; many energy healers observe that animal auras are denser than human auras. However, the healing works on similar principles anyway, be it for people or pets.
When applied on animals, these healing modalities are known to help with physical and psychological ailments. While they might not be replacements for allopathic medicine or behavioural training, they are certainly strong complementary therapies, and can be very helpful in pain management, stress reduction, and better quality of life. Soulveda speaks to experts on how these therapies can help animals.
Myotherapy is muscle therapy for dogs, wherein they are closely evaluated with respect to how they move–walking, sitting, getting up.
Acupuncture can stimulate a subject’s brain and spinal cord to release pain relief hormones called endogenous endorphins.