Can Kinesiology help with my Beagle's allergies?
How can Kinesiology give relief to allergies?
Kinesiology helps your Beagle cope with allergies by balancing his or her immune system gently and naturally, and, where possible, by desensitizing him or her to the allergen. It can also identify the allergen if it is still unknown at the time of the session, as well as any support that may be necessary (homeopathy, flower essences, a change in diet, supplements, etc.). For your Beagle’s safety, your kinesiologist will always check for permission to desensitize – via muscle testing – before proceeding with the balance.
A kinesiology balance will help your dog’s body heal itself, by releasing the physical, mental, genetic and emotional stresses that may underlie the immune system imbalance that has led to the allergy. Emotional stress? Yes, allergies may indeed have an emotional cause. If your dog ate, inhaled or came into contact with a given substance while under emotional stress, he or she may eventually develop an allergy to that substance.
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What are allergies?
Is Kinesiology safe for my Beagle?
Kinesiology is a gentle, safe and non-invasive technique. If there is pain, the kinesiologist will be very attentive to not cause your dog any discomfort when performing a correction involving physical contact. A detailed history taken at the beginning of the session will allow the kinesiologist to know which parts of the animal’s body should be touched with care or avoided.
What to expect from a Kinesiology session
The kinesiologist will first meet and discuss the issue with you whilst taking a detailed history. He/she then carries out the muscle-testing part of the session on a surrogate, i.e. a person who "stands in" for the animal from an energetic point of view. This person is often the owner. The reason it is usually the owner is because if a strong bond exists between the animal and the surrogate it makes the session all the more insightful. A Kinesiology session can be a beautiful way to enhance the pet-owner relationship.
What is kinesiology and how does it work?
Kinesiology is one of the most comprehensive and holistic forms of natural therapy. It recognizes the importance not only of the body, but also of the mind and the spirit when it comes to health.
It is a therapy modality that relies on muscle testing to identify imbalances in the structural, chemical, mental and emotional systems of your Beagle’s body, as well as the external factors that may be affecting your dog’s health and well-being. Clearing these imbalances restores the flow of energy in the body, which boosts its innate ability to heal itself, lessen stress and frustration that could be creating behavioural issues or be causes of some injuries and illnesses.
Kinesiology therefore considers physical ailments and behavioural issues as the result of unresolved stress. Although Kinesiology does not treat named diseases (that is the prerogative of veterinarians), it highlights and corrects the underlying issues that have caused the ailment in the first place.
Whether your Beagle is suffering from allergies, ear problems, epilepsy, separation anxiety, Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD), has torn a cruciate ligament, barks excessively or is actively destroying your shoes and the furniture, kinesiology will be a beneficial complementary therapy to veterinary care or to consultations with a behaviourist.
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ALTERNATIVE HEALING & BLOG DISCLAIMER
Alternative healing articles and any other advice featured in this blog do not claim to replace any conventional veterinary treatment. This is an educational blog for Beagle owners to read about alternative options that we as Beagle owners have tried ourselves and seen positive outcomes. We do not post anything we have not experienced positively and will never endorse anything in which we do not believe through positive experience.
Kinesiology and other healing modalities do not diagnose, cure or prescribe, as these activities are the prerogative of veterinarians. Kinesiology may provide a different, energy-based approach to allergy support, and potentially allow for a reduction in the use of corticosteroids. As a kinesiologist, I believe that allergies, just like other ailments, may have an emotional and/or mental aspect which is worth addressing. As such, this modality represents a valid complementary therapy to veterinary care.