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.
- Herbal remedies
- Aromatherapy (should be used with great care with cats)
- Nutritional therapy
- Energy healing
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