THE HEALING JOURNEY
How the Body Heals
When a being is off-balance, when dis-ease is being expressed, this takes time to clear as the body has been expressing symptoms for some time, years usually. Therefore, the healing journey can be a bit of work for the pet parent. The animal needs support, needs to be watched, symptoms / changes reported and documented so the healing journey may be adjusted along the way to support the body. It is a process, and for severe cases can take up to a month’s time to turn the body around, but it is so rewarding. Any pet parent who has stayed the course will tell you – it is amazing to be a part of, to gain the knowledge during the process, and to witness their endeared family member becoming so healthy and HAPPY!
What is crucial during this process is the PET PARENT’s mindset. Our animals are linked to us heavily, they are in our energy fields all the time, what we think we project. Therefore, it is crucial we project a vision of health for them . No one gets well around people who see them as ill, or as less than healthy. We thrive around those that see us as all we can be, our potential, and this applies to all living beings around us.
Real-life Experience of a Healing Journey from a Pet Parent’s perspective:Nicola has been helping me with my 6 year-old Newfoundland (140lbs) who has been suffering from serious skin issues for a few years. We have tried many of the obvious treatments through our vet and canine dermatologist but nothing was stopping her horrible breakouts.
Then, I met Nicola and everything thing changed. I am so grateful she agreed to work with Maya. First, she took so much of her time to read Maya’s entire medical history. (We are talking files and files.) Next, she met with Maya at our home, where our sessions began and the treatment plan was developed for our dog’s needs.
Nicola used an Applied Zoopharmacognosey Session and the results were shocking! I couldn’t believe how a dog was able to zoom in on what nutrients she needed to self-heal and help her body fight the toxicity and help her immune system. Nicola’s total wellness approach is a process that takes time, effort & commitment on our part, but is SO WORTH IT in the end.
Nicola is extremely kind, understanding and unbelievably easy to work with. She sends us massive reports via email after our sessions and keeps in touch with us via phone, text and email to answer all our questions throughout the process. She is highly trained, knowledgeable about herbs, oils, and this specific therapy… I feel so lucky we found her. She truly has our pet’s best interest at heart and I can say from beginning-to-end, I couldn’t have imagined a better experience! I highly recommend her.
About SymptomsSymptoms are fabulous because they signal the body is under stress. They are the body’s “S.O.S” system. The body is communicating it is dealing with something which needs correcting. The symptoms are not the “problem”, they are our guidance system.
They are the body’s “distress signals” saying “help” the being, the WHOLE body.
It is crucial one understands this; the help must address the entire body. It is of no help to the being long term to address “symptoms”. Addressing symptoms will only deepen the body issue. And eventually the body, the intelligent system it is, will provide more symptoms, usually more severe. Because the body, again, has not been helped. And this therefore becomes a more intense healing journey as more damage has been done during this time of “healing symptoms”.
Does this make sense?
Therefore, when there is an imbalance in the body, where symptoms are presented and the WHOLE body is addressed, healing will go through two processes simultaneously, Hering’s Law of Cure and Healing Cycles.
Hering’s Law of Cure
• Symptoms of chronic disease heal in the order they have arrived, and take about one month for every year they have been present to heal.
• The body will always try to protect the organs, so healing of symptoms will move in order from inside to the outside of the body.
• Symptoms also will heal in order from the head to the tail, and top to bottom. Healing movement begins with the most precious organ, the brain.
• Finally, the symptoms will heal in reverse order of how they presented themselves.
What does all of this mean? Here’s an example. While many people think skin eruptions are not good, they may in fact be very positive, as this is the body protecting the internal organs, cleansing through the skin, which is the farthest organ away from the heart.
The brain is the other organ the body protects. So, symptoms on the exterior coat will be seen healing around the head initially with the final stages of healing ending around the base of the tail.
It is not uncommon in a body that has been chronically ill for some time to present symptoms it initially had once again at the end of its healing journey as it clears those symptoms. It is an amazing process.
To recap, the healing process moves from interior to exterior, top to tail, reverse symptoms.
During the healing process, many healing cycles will occur in order for the body to regain its strength and momentum to finally get back to homeostasis. This is a process, and for every being the process is different, as no two beings are the same, regardless of breed and family.
Your animal will go through many healing cycles and maybe a healing crisis to regain balance. What are these?
Healing CyclesAs the body begins to heal, your animal will feel better and have more energy (and this applies to humans, too). This is the body ramping up to purge toxins and clean the system.
So, one day your animal might feel spunky and the next day not so good as purging is happening. The not-so-good days are not a setback. This is how the body heals, through cycles. The body ramps up, then purges, ramps up, then purges, until the body is clean and operating efficiently again.
During a healing cycle the body may have a Healing Crisis.
If the imbalance is severe, the body may need to rid itself of toxins, foreign objects, gunk in the system, and this could be any number of discharges from the body. This is a Healing Crisis. This is how the body cleans itself, and this is an essential process for getting better.
Not every animal has crises which are witnessed, some are subtler, but for the most part, they will be noticeable. Even for things one might not think are possible to heal, such as arthritis, a purge is required to kick the gunk out of the physical body.
It is important to understand this, so when you are monitoring your animal’s healing journey, you are not worried, but instead understand the process and know the body is healing.
However, if ever one is in doubt, seek medical attention. Trust your gut. You know your animal best.
Anatomy of an Illness by Norman Cousins
Your Body Doesn’t Lie by John Diamond, M.D.
The Healing Crisis by Bruce Fife, N.D.