Acupressure


Acupressure This massage technique applies pressure to specific points on the body related to acupuncture points. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), stimulating certain points by pressure encourages the flow of vital energy (Qi) along the meridian pathways. Acupressure can be integrated into almost any type of natural medicine practice and can be used for a … Continue reading Acupressure

Acupuncture


Acupuncture Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into the body to activate a change in its state of functioning. This ancient Eastern practice is based on the belief that health is determined by chi, the vital life force that flows through every living thing. When this energy moves through the body along pathways called … Continue reading Acupuncture

Akashic Records


Akashic Records The Akashic Records is a term from Theosophy denoting a collection of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane of existence. The Records are supposed to contain all knowledge, including all human experience, held in the Universe. The Akashic Records are metaphorically described as a library and are also likened to a universal … Continue reading Akashic Records

The Alexander Technique


Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869-1955) created a series of lessons to improve posture, increase freedom of movement, and reduce physical tension. An actor, he originally taught fellow actors his methods to make them feel more comfortable in their own bodies and to overcome vocal and movement problems caused by tension. The Alexander Technique remains extremely popular … Continue reading The Alexander Technique

Animal Communication


Information provided courtesy of Mary Ann Simonds, MA Other terms/professional labels for this category: Animal Communicator, Inter-species Communicator, Inter-Species Cognitive Awareness Specialist, Animal Psychic, Telepathic Animal Communicator, Animal Intuitive Animals do not speak our language, but their thoughts and feelings can be interpreted by a sensing process allowing the human to “share awareness” with the … Continue reading Animal Communication

Animal Therapy for Aging or Terminally Ill Pets


Many people with elderly or extremely and terminally ill pets will go to tremendous lengths to improve the quality of their life. Alternative therapies may provide relief from the animal’s aches and pains with few side effects. The options may seem to be few with the exception of pain control, in cases of terminal cancer … Continue reading Animal Therapy for Aging or Terminally Ill Pets

Apitherapy


The medical use of honeybee products. This can include the use of honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, and bee venom. Claims of apitherapy have not been proved to the scientific standards of evidence-based medicine and are anecdotal in nature. A wide variety of conditions and diseases have been suggested as candidates for apitherapy, the most … Continue reading Apitherapy

Aromatherapy/Essential Oils


Aromatherapy/Essential Oils The term aromatherapy was named by the Frenchman Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a chemist in a perfume factory, who sustained a serious burn to his hand in a laboratory accident. He immediately plunged the hand into the nearest available liquid, a container of pure lavender oil. Fortunate for him, he was amazed by the fast, … Continue reading Aromatherapy/Essential Oils

Aston-Patterning


Technique tailoring guided movement and postural retraining to the particular characteristics of each individual’s body. Judith Aston came to Ida Rolf for treatment after several automobile accidents. Originally trained as a dancer, she was told she should give up her career. Instead she went on to study Rolfing, but felt that the similar results could … Continue reading Aston-Patterning

Astrology


The astrological signs have many practical applications in animal therapy. Knowing an animal’s astrological sign can many times give important insights into the health aspects of the animal’s constitution and help with inherent strengths and weaknesses caused by planetary and lunar forces. Planetary, Lunar and Celestial Signs affect all phases of animal life. Breeding, raising, … Continue reading Astrology