You may not have heard of this particular holistic modality before, but you are going to want to!
Pet owners can learn this technique and perform it on their pet right from the comfort of their home. I'm a big advocate for empowering pet owners to take an active role in the health of their animals.
Have you ever had that helpless feeling in the pit of your stomach that can arise when a health concern develops with your pet and you feel that there's nothing you can do to assist them? You are anxious to get your animal into the vet's office for help. Now what if you had some tools in your tool box that you could safely use to assist your pet right away - at home? That would be pretty great huh?
Essential Point Therapy is such a tool! It combines the use of therapeutic essential oils and acupuncture to create a powerhouse therapy that anyone can learn.
Essential (essential oils) + Point (acupuncture point) = Therapeutic results!
Then I found out about a new course developed by Dr. Dennis Thomas, DVM on this very type of therapy! Super cool!
I can tell you that the course is chock full of valuable information that will help pet owners take charge of their animals' care. Dr. Thomas goes over the location of a bunch of different acupuncture points on video with a trusty demo dog (who's behavior is impeccable I might add!). I was able to gain the knowledge I needed to be able to use this therapy more frequently and in different situations. If I need to refresh my memory on where a certain point is, I just log in to the course and skip to the spot in the applicable video. Easy!
The course covers the most common type of ailments - the acupuncture points that will be beneficial, suggestions on what oils to use, along with other supplements. Plus there are a number of bonus video's on other holistic pet care topics that are included.
All in all I give this course 2 paws up! and Dennis is a down to earth, kind man with the knowledge and drive to help people support their pets holistically. As a pet owner its a nice feeling to have a supportive holistic vet cheering you on!
If you are looking for a modality you can use to help animals on your terms! I would encourage you to check out Essential Point Therapy!
"Bring healing, give balance, and restore long lasting health to your pet-with nothing but your hands."
P.S. - there's also some good reading on his blog :-)
Making your own remedies to support your pets and your own health is an empowering experience.
Why would you want to take the time to make a healing salve? I can't say why YOU would want to you, but I can sure share with you why I choose to!
Why not give it a try?
Cleaning is supposed to be all about maintaining a healthy home by removing allergens & bacteria and preventing pests. Plus having a clean home just makes us feel good!
But if the products you are using to clean with are full of toxic chemicals you are defeating the purpose altogether! You may have noticed hazard symbols on some of your cleaning products. These symbols warn of acute health hazards that can occur from a single exposure.But there are no requirements for warnings about long term health effects. Researchers in the U.S.identified 133 unique volatile organic compounds emitted from a small sample of consumer products, including six cleaning products.
Unfortunately even the products labelled "green" and "eco-friendly" cannot be assumed to be safe to use. There is little regulation of cleaning products and virtually no labelling requirements. The only way to avoid all these nasty chemicals is by using simple and effective natural products to keep your home clean! Another bonus is the cost savings you will see by making your own cleaning products.
Here are my favourite DIY cleaning products:
Oh the joys of laundry! Do you know what is in your laundry soap, fabric softener, dryer sheets, and stain removal products? Are you aware these products could be compromising your family’s health, including your pets? We should be concerned with what is used to clean our fabrics as they directly contact our skin all day. We provide our pets with comfy beds and blankets to lay on without maybe realizing that what we chose to clean them with could be harmful to them.
Unfortunately, few of the chemicals used in laundry products have been thoroughly tested, particularly in combination with other chemicals, and some chemicals that have been shown to be harmful are still widely used.
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