Holistic Animal Healing

Holistic Practitioners

Holistic practitioners may not cover all healing, some will specialise. I myself use energy hands on, nutritional therapy and crystal healing. There are many kinds of holistic healing that are used by a practitioner, some you may have heard of.

Below are a list of some that can be used to great effect on providing pain relief, reducing stress and anxiety, escalation of wound healing, improving immunity, supporting cancer treatments, improving negative behaviours and sense of well-being and palliative care.

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal remedies
  • Aromatherapy (should be used with great care with cats)
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Massage
  • Chiropractic
  • Energy healing
  • Reiki
  • Crystals

Example: The holistic Approach to Allergies in Dogs

Allergies are a common ailment that owners take their dogs along to the vet for. The dog may be exhibiting scratching, chewing areas, having constant upset tummy, touch sensitive, sore eyes.

Nutritional therapy is the first therapy I would look to use after a discussion with the vet for this animal. Many people are unaware of the need to feed an animal the correct diet. The wrong diet can have a negative influence not just on the animal’s digestive system, but also on their skin, behaviour, their emotional well-being and physical state.

I hope this has been helpful in giving you a clearer understanding of how holistic animal healing works, please do not be afraid to ask your vet.

A good read on nutritional therapy is: Natural Healthcare for Pets by Richard Allport Nov 2001

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About the author


Sharon Brooker

My name is Sharon Brooker, I have worked with training & grooming dogs for many years and became a qualified canine behaviour therapist in 2001. I newly qualified as a Holistic animal practitioner this year; however, I have been practising hands on healing and nutritional therapy for the last 20 years and now also use crystal therapy.

Having lost my job this year due to Covid 19, I decided to create a new business making Bespoke animal beds, cushion covers, doorstops and of course dog masks.

So Tilly Tuppence beds was born.

I continue to work from my home in Selkirk, Scottish Border in supporting animals and training their owners on what the animal needs as individual.

Visit the website at or email me