Holistic is derived from the word whole, and refers to the treatment of the whole body, rather than the treatment of individual body parts, or the removal of symptoms. Conventional or Western medicine tends to concentrate more on the removal of symptoms. The right holistic treatment can improve your dog’s health and happiness, and maybe even extend their life. At Woofur, we believe in living a chemical-free, natural life, and we're proud to offer the following holistic therapy services.
Acupressure is a therapy that involves applying touch or light pressure to acupressure points to help the body restore balance. There are many types of acupressure points, some that are more powerful, some govern regions or systems of the body, and others that connect organ systems.
This holistic treatment’s purpose is to balance the Chi in the body by aiding the flow through the meridians.
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patients body and restore physical and emotional well-being. They do this by moving the ‘Rei’ or ‘life force energy’ to parts of the body thare are unbalanced.
Reiki is an ideal alternative therapy for animals because it is gentle, painless, non-invasive and stress free. It heals at all levels of an animal’s being: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy, or Low Level Laser Therapy is a form of light therapy. This involves the application of low power light (red and near infrared light) to injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve pain. Laser light directs bio-stimulating energy to the body's cells which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief.
Iridology is the science of assessing an animal’s health and emotional state by analyzing the fibre structure, colour and marking of the iris of the eye. When iridology is applied to animals, it can be used to: assess health of new pets before adoption, assess animals intended for breeding, determine if there is an underlying physical problem causing a behavioural problem as well as for general health assessments.
Holistic Nutrition Consultations
The majority of your pet’s health problems are caused by what they eat. Changing your pet’s diet can help them live their optimal life, as diets should be individually selected with each pet and their current health in mind. They should have the appropriate balance of protein, healthy carbohydrates and fats, vitamins, and minerals as well as be affordable for you!
Flower Essences and Essential Oils
Flower essences are used to help animals with behavioral issues such as aggression, fear, depression, lack of confidence, separation anxiety, hyperactivity, and concentration issues. Essences can be especially helpful during or after a traumatic experience.
Essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile, aromatic compounds. Essential oils have been shown to improve several ailments and behavioral irregularities such as: anxiety, colitis, inflammation, infections, bites, tumors, liver issues, depression, immune support, kidney and bladder infections, joint issues, circulatory issues, etc.