Dr. Elliott: Therapy Alternative Methods

Recent acceptance of altemative therapies has been spectacular.

The recent acceptance of alternative therapies has been spectacular. We can describe an alternative therapy as a therapy outside of the realm of mainstream medicine.

Alternative medicine is not new; documents containing information have been found in writings as far back as ancient Rome, China, and India. The Three Wise Men gave baby Jesus essential oils as a gift.

Many have heard of the alternative therapies - Acupuncture and Aromatherapy. In this article we will explain additional therapies including:

  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Gemmotherapy
  • Live Cell (Dark Field) Microscopy
  • Magnetic TherapyMusic Therapy

Acupressure is the practice of using massage techniques along the same meridian lines (directs energy from surface of body to internal organs - any blockage disrupts the energy flow and causes imbalances in the system causing illness) as acupuncture without the use of needles. Methods include - soft touch, medium and deep tissue massage, incorporating various hand, finger and elbow techniques; sensitivity to touch is crucial when putting pressure on a meridian line.

Hydrotherapy is the practice of utilizing water as a counter measure to strengthen muscle groups and rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy is helping many animals with arthritis, muscle pain and rehabilitation from injuries. Added benefits include: increased flexibility, endurance, strength conditioning. Warm water stimulates, invigorates and relaxes the system while cold water helps reduce muscular swelling and pain by constricting the blood vessels. Many techniques incorporate utilizing alternating hot and cold water.

Gemmotherapy utilizes extracts from the nucleus of young buds, shoots and immature plant tissues. This method extracts the highest concentration of active vitamins, amino acids, plant hormones, minerals and more. Cultivating the young plant allows the extract to have more bio-available nutrients than the mature plant. Each extract is organ specific - now combinations are coming to market. The elimination of toxins and metabolic waste is paramount in Gemmotherapy which helps eliminate cell poisons on the cellular level.

Live Cell (Dark Field) Microscopy utilizes a small amount of blood placed under a specialized microscope. Within a few minutes the administrator can see deficiencies in the blood. Knowing the deficiencies- specialized herbal or nutritional programs can be developed to eliminate the cause of the deficiency and help restore proper health to the animal.

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Magnetic Therapy uses equal applications of positive and negative energy to help keep the system in balance. When either the positive or negative becomes greater than its counterpart a system imbalance occurs which relates to illness. All animals have bioelectric magnetic fields. Utilizing the correct magnet will increase blood flow and circulation helping augment tissue healing, the elimination of pain and waste products allowing a shortened healing time.

Music Therapy has been utilized for behavioral modification. Soothing music such as sea sounds, soft wind blowing in a forest and various symphonies can have a calming effect on the animal. Whether coming out of surgery, hyperactive, or just moody; music has a soothing effect.

Flower Therapy utilizes liquid remedies prepared by taking the blossoms of flowers and putting them in a bowl, adding spring water then placing them outside in direct sunlight. Flower therapy is highly potent therapy. This therapy helps emotional and mental stability resulting in improved health.

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