Energy medicine arises out of centuries of wisdom from different cultures around the world. Energy medicine is the art and science of fostering physical, psychological and spiritual health and vitality. Keeping the energy channels in the body open and flowing creates optimal health and prevents dis-ease.
Your pet’s energy body can become compromised when change happens in the home (moving, family members leaving, emotionally charged times, new pets, etc.). They pick up on all of your emotions and stress. By the time they get sick or show behavioral changes, their energy bodies have been out of balance for a while.
Physiological Response to Energy Healing
This article describes how the body responds to healing energies (Reiki, Healing Touch, Acupressure, QiGong, Essential Oils and more) during an energy session with an animal (or human).
- Energy healing initiates relaxation to the body.
- This relaxation response releases endorphins in the brain.
- Endorphins relax the muscles.
- Relaxed muscles create more space between the cells providing increased circulation.
- Increase blood flow elevates oxygen levels in the body and allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently.
- Enzymes build for proper digestion.
- Hormones regulate the strengthen the body’s constitution.
- Toxins release from the body.
- Healthy cells begin to regenerate.
- A sense of well-being is established which promotes healing.
When the body has a stable physiology, the immune system is regulated which affect the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual facets of the body’s energy field supporting self-healing.
SARA (Shelter Animal Reiki Association) has been a key source of information and support for bringing my energy healing to the Animal Humane Society here in Minnesota. I highly recommend their books and organization to anyone wanting to provide this invaluable work to shelter animals.
My 12 year old cat, Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia in July 2012. The cause was either a malfunctioning parathyroid gland or cancer. All of these required expensive invasive surgery and follow up treatment. Since he was already very sensitive to any kind of shot, I choose not to put him through surgery. My vet didn’t expect him to live more than 6 months since this disease affects all of the vital organs. Since, I did want to make him as comfortable as possible, my vet showed me how to use essential oils and I did regular acupressure and Reiki on him. After nearly losing him to weight loss and dehydration 3 times, he miraculously bounced back. We are now a year plus past his diagnosis and he is holding his own at 9 pounds, playing again and comes to me when he wants healing.
Follow my blog posts for regular updates about Mr. Bing.