Healing Touch for Pets in San Diego
Whether it's a belly rub, a scratch behind the ears or a gentle ruffle of the fur, the sensation of touch is a big part of how we communicate with animals. Healing Touch can also be a path to holistic well-being for your pet. At South San Diego Veterinary Hospital, we have seen the power of touch make all the difference for animals struggling with healing from wounds and burns, and it can aid in postsurgical healing and relief of many other disorders and discomforts.
Healing Touch for pets uses hands-on and energy-based techniques to balance and align the energy field. Body, mind, emotion and spirit are touched through this therapeutic process, and each individual is empowered to participate fully in his or her healing journey.
Whether for animals or humans, all healing is basically self-healing. A veterinarian can set two bone fragments in place, but the body itself finally heals the split; the veterinarian simply directs and facilitates the process. Healing Touch is a different mode of facilitating the healing process, but functions from an energy perspective rather than only a physical one. We often recommend it as a complementary treatment to enhance other healing methods.
In our South San Diego veterinary clinic, the Healing Touch practitioner realigns the energy flow, reactivating the mind/body/spirit connection to eliminate blockages to self-healing. Our alternative medicine veterinary staff, including Dr. Jacque McAndrew, holds certifications in Reiki, Healing Touch for Animals, and more.
The development of the Healing Touch for Animals program has come from experiential knowledge and adaptation of our standard Healing Touch techniques. Healing Touch for Animals also includes several newly developed techniques that are facilitated easily when working with animals.
Documented studies have already shown that with hands-on work:
- Surgical wounds and sutures heal faster
- Burns clear up significantly sooner
- Circulation and breathing improve postsurgically
- Healing Touch is complementary to traditional medicine
Healing Touch for pets can help with:
- Pain control
- Neck and back problems
- Anxiety reduction
- Skin problems
- Wound and fracture healing
- Heart and lung disease
- Pre-/postsurgical procedures
- Autoimmune disorders
- General well-being
- Disease prevention