BACK to NATURE
How to support your animal to live a long, happy, pain-free life, at minimal financial cost
What this Section Covers
Applied Zoopharmacognosey     |     Energy Healing and the Energetic Body     |     Bach Remedies     |     Homeopathy and Cell Salts     |     Titer Testing and Nosodes     |     Hair Testing     |     The Codes     |     You and Your Family, Living in Balance
11.0 INGRAHAM APPLIED ZOOPHARMACOGNOSEY
11.1 How It WorksAll animals know what they need to heal themselves, this is called self-selection. By offering them a realm of the earth’s nutrients and scents from all kinds of plants, animals select what they need to heal their imbalances. They direct me to help them. I also train the caretaker how to continue this method of healing for the animal and all future animal’s lifetimes if interested. No need for pharmaceuticals and toxic pesticide applications ever.
What is soooo fabulous is we are honouring their innate intelligence. Animals must be so tired of not being listened to. They KNOW!!! But rarely are people truly engaging with them in their own healing. Here, this is what I do. And it is totally awesome!!!
Please find my animal’s selecting below…. the cats are working on a herb garden, with catnip, rosebuds, calendula / marigold petals, yarrow, lavender, peppermint and valerian herbs being offered. Sam, the black and white feline is choosing to eat valerian. He came to us with urinary / kidney issues as he was on dry food, and this is still healing. Cats may also choose this for stress. Cats may choose to eat, sit, roll or lie on the healing herbs. I watch and take notes, so I know how to proceed to help the healing process further. Dogs are initially offered minerals and oils to highlight any deficiencies they may be experiencing, to let me know if they have any parasites they wish to clear, or if they are in pain. Based on their direction, I then know how to proceed further to help them heal with the essential oils, either through smell, or application. They decide and direct always. I ONLY facilitate. I SERVE WITH HONOUR! (wink)
11.2 What does Ingraham Applied Zoopharmacognosey heal?Zoopharmacognosey covers the following imbalances:
Anxiety, depression, fear [loud noises, vet, aggression,], trauma, shock, lack of confidence, bullying, over dominance, separation anxiety, loss
Protection, stimulants (not eating), upset, constipation, diarrhoea, purging toxins, liver and gall bladder problems, colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcers
Ear, eyes, gums, digestive, unidentified, and result of injury.
Burns, scares and external collagen damage, general wounds, internal collagen damage, puncture wounds, internal bleeding, weeping wounds
Mobility and Neuro:
Aches, sprains, joint and muscle pain; nerve damage, nerve pain, nerves trapped, nerve paralysis, inflammatory tissue pain, amputations, neuro / brain damage; seizures / epilepsy, cell regeneration, lameness
Allergies & Itching; midges, insect bites, inflammation, growths, fatty lumps, dermatitis, ringworm, dry skin and psoriasis
Urinary / Neutering:
Antibacterial, Hormone support, spaying/neutering, urinary / bladder [incontinence]
11.3 About the ProcessSometimes the imbalance may be balanced in one session but more often than not, the session I do with the animal highlights the focus and the needs. This then becomes the program. It is then crucial the caretaker follow through DAILY with this program until the animal indicates the remedies are no longer needed. "Needed" being the CRUCIAL word. This is not as easy as it seems. There is definitely patience required, and an ability to watch and understand what your animal is communicating. Too often I believe, animals are requesting time, or perhaps less potency by shifting away – even going away and coming back to process the smell, yet this is being taken for a “no longer needed” signal. So, it is a bit of an art-form watching and following the animals’ direction.
I have been using this process for at least 6 years and every time I am amazed at what can be accomplished by listening to the animal and following their direction. They tell you what you would never normally know.
And another experience with Zoopharmacognosey:
Real-Life Experience: Stabbed Eye – Cured!This is just one of many examples of what is possible.
The brambles around here grow low to the ground and when walking through the forest I was pretty sure one of my dogs had her eye poked directly by one of them. She could not open it. I took her to the vet for a check for damage, they could not see anything and as I am against toxic remedies and pharma when not needed, they used her blood to mix a concoction to put in her eye daily. They were very helpful, but this did not heal anything. The eye remained closed and sore.
I then did a zoo session. She chose to ingest buckets of liquorice root powder mixed with a little water. She selected this several times over 3 days. The 4th day she no longer selected and the eye was healed. The eye was open and fully functional again. Very clear and happy. It was amazing how fast this worked, and all through ingestion. Nothing went into the eye directly.
Real-Life Experience: Diabetic Cat – Blood Glucose dropped too lowWe have been trying to heal our diabetic cat. It requires monitoring her closely and adjusting insulin accordingly. Unfortunately, one day she went hypoglycemic, her blood glucose level dropped too low [she is needing less and less insulin]. I moved quickly but there was definitely a neuro disconnect. Usually when she is low she recovers within an hour but this time she must have gone really low past what my meter said and I was dealing with vision impairment I believe and an animal who was constantly nodding and searching as a result of perhaps small seizures? She would not stop moving and was focused on the walls. Only when I picked her up she knew I was there, but there was this disconnect of not being able to reconnect with her surroundings. I contacted several vets about her recovery period and symptoms but no one could help and everyone said take her to emergency, where I knew she would just be pumped with drugs so this was not going to help her.
I then got out the oils, I used Ylang Ylang, Carrot Seed, Melissa, Jasmine and German Chamomile. As she was not really able to select at the time, so I chose what I thought based on Caroline Ingraham’s case studies she would need and left her secure to smell all the smells checking on her constantly.
After 4 hours she regained her sense of space and surroundings, I sensed her vision was beginning to return, so no more facing the wall and the nodding was less apparent. She wanted to go back up to her bed on top of the armoire. She still did not seem fully back yet so I placed all the cloths with the oils around her bed and she stretched out (which she never does) and placed her nose right on the Ylang Ylang cloth. After a few hours, she was able to stop moving her head, was able to make eye contact and finally settled into a deep sleep. She slept like this till the next morning and woke up back to her old self. Tired, but functionally back. I left the cloths out all day and she was still happy to smell them and back to being our Simba. An email was sent expressing our profound gratitude to Caroline.
This is Simba on another day, happily – “topping up”. If she did not want to be anywhere near these oils, she would be “gone”. She is very clear. Animals must always have the freedom to choose the oil, to choose how long to participate, and nothing is ever to be forced on them or near them. This is unethical and will do damage.
Please note: Essential Oil Quality is CRUCIAL and MUST BE FOOD GRADE. There are only two sources I use from around the world and they are in France and the UK. Please check “Resource Section” in the Information Gallery for more information.
For more information about Applied Zoopharmacognosey please visit visit Caroline Ingraham’s site: https://www.carolineingraham.com/ Caroline has some fabulous videos of her healing animals with her methods and her books are a must have for any pet parent.
Please find here is one case study on Caroline’s website regarding a reactive dog: https://www.carolineingraham.com/case-studies/delta-reactive-dog More case studies will be posted in the Case Study Section of this website regarding my client’s healing journeys using Caroline’s methods.
To further investigate this topic of self-selection, I invite you to read “Wild Health” by Cindy Engel. A fabulous book about how animals self-medicate. Also, all of Dr. Jane Goodall’s work supports many examples of the animals she studied self-medicating in the wild.
11.4 Domestic Animals Eating Grass – what does it mean?
So, if you have an animal eating grass, if could mean one of these two things:
1. Completely natural.
The tips of the grass have chlorophyll and this is a requirement for the cells of their body to function. New spring grass = fresh pickings. Allow them to chomp away – stay off your phone and be present – this is their time. They have waited for you all day. Allow them this moment to self-select what they need.
2. They are full of toxins and need to purge.
Let them do this and then call me if it happens more than once! This is your indicator that their system is not okay and needs to get rid of GUNK!!! Most animals on dry food will try and toss. They have so much infection in their belly which they are trying to get rid of and have no resource at home to do so.
11.5 Collage of Wild Self-Selection, by Wild and Domestic AnimalsWe are all connected to nature. Nature has provided everything we need to be balanced and healthy. Animals constantly access nature’s medicine to heal. Our domestic animals know what they need. Here are just a few examples below:
• Wild roe deer eating acorns (most likely for de-worming, using the tannins)
• Horse sourcing rosehips (for collagen repair and vitamin C)
• Grizzly bear eating dandelions (for detoxification and nutrients)
• Young dog sourcing dog raspberries (for food and nutrients)
• Little puppy sourcing dandelions (for his liver – most likely due to vaccinations)
• Wild stallion horse eating leaves from a tree
• Rabbit eating leaves from an apple (for detoxification)
• Dog sourcing oranges (for Vitamin C, perhaps detoxification)
• Wild male chital deer sourcing fresh leaves, would be definitely healing something as the effort is being made, main diet is grasses
• Moose eating fresh nettles (for anaemia, kidney / urinary support and liver, toxins)
12.0 ENERGY HEALING AND THE ENERGETIC BODY
About the Energetic Body
We are all energy including all the planet’s wonderful creatures, all of nature, and much more than we realize I believe.
Our energy systems are comprised of 7 layers, all humans and animals, all beings, have these layers, and these layers have vibrations. Each layer protects us and gives us information about how we are living our lives. When we are out of balance with our destiny, our purpose, what makes our heart sing with joy, with honouring ourselves, this can eventually manifest as imbalance in the body.
The five inner basic layers are, from the most outward:
- The Spiritual Body : conduit to our higher self
- The Mental Body : our attitudes about life
- The Emotional Body : where disease / imbalance originates; energy centers blocked here
- The Etheric Body : vitalizes and energizes the physical body; chakras are located here; our connection to the earth’s rhythms and energy is here
- The Physical Body
The above is also referenced as our AURA.
And within this aura, like us, the animals have a chakra system. They have 8 Major chakras, 21 Minor chakras and 6 Bud chakras. It is these chakras I work on to unblock, opening up the energy centers to get the energy flowing through the body. The canine is provided as an example below.
Blockages and Storing Negative Energy
Negative experiences are registered in our cells whether we like it or not. They are automatically recorded in our cellular memory. The same applies for animals, for all beings I believe.
For instance, when their humans or environment is unstable, and/or the animals feel they are not being listened to, they can experience deep despair, deep sadness and these negative emotions are registered and may manifest in the physical body. Of course, any abuse is deep trauma. This all can be felt in their bodies by an energy worker and by some, by just seeing their aura.
The more I started working with energy, the more I felt, and the more I can now perceive and intuitively know. I think we all have this capability. It is about healing ourselves first and foremost, letting go of the ego, and all expectations, and allowing the being in front of us to truly express themselves. This is about opening up a channel of pure love and with this comes immense trust . And this is what animals respond to. As their intention is to always to live in the present and to live harmoniously.
They are here I believe to help us become conscious. To aid us every day in supporting us to be our best selves. To help us grow. I also believe they have their own journey, and assignment while they are here, to learn, and grow also as a being.
Here I am working on our lovely Sam. He has the freedom to leave at any time but he is choosing to absorb all the energy I am channelling to him.
Distant HealingWhen I work on an animal, I prefer to do so from a distance. I feel more comes through from the animal, messages are passed through more freely. I can feel blockages in their energetic fields and work to release these along with the emotions associated. It is about asking permission, protecting all those around me and the being I am working on, and connecting with the pure intention of channelling love.
When I meet an animal, I have worked on from a distance for the first time, they instantly know me and much gratitude is exchanged from both of us, as well as massive hugs.
I was originally exposed to energy work via Margrit Coates. Below is a link to her diagrams of the energetic bodies of animals and the associated feelings where energy can potentially be stuck. Sorry they are not free, but they are well worth the investment. http://www.patinkas.co.uk/Chakra_System_of_Animals/chakra_system_of_animals.html
My studies then continued with the brilliant and lovely Elizabeth Whiter. I have referenced her books and website below for further exploration.
And also, please find here one of many YouTube videos to be found about the Chakra system by Andoea Judith. She is world re-known for her life work on the Chakra System. This is all about ALL BEINGS.
Energy work is extremely powerful with amazing results. If your animal is unbalanced in any way, energy work will help them immensely. Information and findings are always fed back to the caretaker and the animal will provide information too, you will see.
BOOKS about energy and animals:
The best energy healing books for animals are by Margrit Coates. They are a wonderful read with lots of case studies. Her layout of her books and her explanations are excellent and easy to follow. She is a huge inspiration to us all and was my first introduction into energy healing for horses in the Netherlands. With much gratitude to Margrit. Here is a beautiful video of her working on a horse named Essy. Make sure you have some tissues!
The book “The Animal Healer” by Elizabeth Whiter opened my eyes to what is possible. It is through her teachings in addition to Margrit’s I do what I do today. Elizabeth holds AMAZING courses which everyone should be so lucky to attend. Her books are a must read for all. Her second book, “How to Heal your Pet” provides detail about energy healing and pets. This is referenced in Resources. With much love and gratitude to Liz.
And for more energy references by iconic healers, these are books and some corresponding websites for humans, which I think are excellent and may help you understand this mode of healing and connection. All of them are well worth the investment.
by Donna Eden
Hands of Light
by Barbara Brennan
The Book of Chakras – Discover the Hidden Forces Within You by Ambika Wauters
Wheels of Life
by Andoea Judith, PHD
The Healing Power of Your Aura by Barbara Y. Martin
by Jack Angelo
This is a fabulous document available for free online explaining energy healing, chakras and the meaning of each pertaining to your animal by Lynn McKenzie.
And this document explains just how powerful hands-on-healing is for your animal(s) http://healself-archive.org/animal.html
I believe all animals should receive regular chiropractic care. Ours and their entire nervous system runs along the spine, and being on four legs, their backs are exposed to a lot of every day wear and tear and potentially trauma. All it takes is a wrong turn or a slip on the floor or a young child to lean on their back and the animal’s spinal structure would be compromised. This translates to the body being out of alignment. When the bones are out of alignment, they may press into muscles, and nerves contributing to a whole system of problems which can actually be very deceiving. So, when one looks at a canine limping, where one might think the problem is – is usually not the “source”.
And when there is misalignment, be it an animal or human, the being will compensate and utilize their body differently, usually not in a beneficial way but one which allows them to keep going instead of addressing the issue. This could result in a whole host of issues some being headaches, migraines, lack of mobility of course, behavioural problems all because the skeletal structure has been impacted and needs to be set back into alignment. And most definitely, animals have headaches.
I have been going to a chiropractor since I was a child. My mom used to take us when she found we, as kids, would become a little unmanageable. Her mantra, “Right, time for an adjustment.” Of course, as kids we were doing all kinds of crazy things and this affects the growing structure including our emotions and how we respond to the world.
What I do know – after being exposed to many practitioners around the world is, ADJUSTMENTS MUST BE SUPER SONIC GENTLE. None of these major bone cracking adjustments. This is old school. The adjustments should be soft, gently manipulating the body back into alignment, NO FORCE ever! This is usually done over a course of weeks, if the being has never been for a tune up, as the body has been used to operating off kilter for some time. It is all about teaching the body to relax and go back to normal/alignment.
When it comes to animals, it should always be explained to them what the practitioner is there for, and consent should be ALWAYS given by them to touch their body. The practitioner should explain to the animal, “I am going to check you here, with a slight touch, do I have your permission?” And the practitioner should then explain in detail what they are going to do, so the animal knows, and feels acknowledged, most importantly respected, as they then know they have a say in the process.
If anyone has any questions about this please get in touch. This modality is very important for all of us to invest in, to keep ourselves and our animals structurally aligned.
14.0 ACUPUNCTURE AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
We are all energy. And everything in our body is connected. Although, it looks unpleasant, what the needles are doing are unblocking stagnant energy in the body, allowing the energy, “the chi” to flow. This is ancient medicine and has cured people of all kinds of ailments. Animals are no different. When it is explained to them what the process is – they are VERY clear where they will allow the needles to be placed on the body and where they are not. All my animals have always been happy to participate. Again, it matters how it is presented to them, the practitioner’s energy and presence, and of course, how relaxed I am.
The Importance of the Pulse and the Tongue
What is important to know, as some practitioners are using needles but not according to full spectrum of TCM principles, the practitioner should be:
1. Checking the PULSE of the animal
2. Next, they should look at the TONGUE
Based on these two factors, and information from the guardian, the acupuncturist will then place needles around the WHOLE body to clear the energy fields, allowing the chi to flow. They will also tell you what they are finding regarding WHAT ORGANS are being compromised as a result of the symptoms being presented and how to balance the system if the following exists:
1. Too much WIND in the body (and not this is not just about gas) tied to the LIVER, wind may come from various sources
2. Too much DAMPNESS in the body (this could be a result of too many damp / warm/hot foods being fed) and can lead to too much PHLEGM and WATER in the body
3. Too much HEAT in the body – associated with too much FIRE in the body – hot tempers, irritability, restlessness, unable to sleep etc.
4. QI DEFICIENCY is associated with an organ not running optimally in the body
5. BLOOD DEFICIENCY where the blood needs help purifying – usually a result of poor nutrition and/or parasite. Note: Poor nutrition is a playground for parasites.
6. YIN DEFICIENCY is associated with the water element, not enough rest, nutritional imbalance
7. YANG DEFICIENCY is associated with the fire element, tired all the time, no energy, lack of get up and go
8. ESSENCE DEFICIENCY is associated with life – tied to the kidneys
The practitioner should provide information about:
1.The deficiencies present in the body
2.Provide a plan to balance the organs if any are running low
3.Provide suggestions for changes in the diet
4.Changes that perhaps could be implemented in the animal’s environment
And the body should be re-checked within a suitable time frame – usually a week or two to make sure the body is healing / rebalancing with the above implemented.
About Food Properties in TCM
All food in TCM, including herbs and spices shown below, have energetic properties which are either: hot, warm, neutral or cold and sweet, salty or bitter. This is very valuable information as to feed an animal, say a canine, food that is energetically HOT in a HOT climate will make them very ill. Therefore, where the animal lives geographically matters, the season matters, and how they “run” whether hot or cold, matters, when considering diet. As the diet, will have an impact on the organs and the overall whole functionality of the body.
Diet must flow with the planet’s seasons and the changes the animal is presenting as they age. Everything must be considered and adjusted accordingly, as everything moves in cycles, with the planet. And of course, food is always fresh from the Earth not from a processing plant.
Below are some resources to consider for identifying each food’s energetic properties.
Food charts: https://www.herbsmithinc.com/food-charts/
Food information and explanation of TCM: http://chinesenutrition.org/index.asp
ABMS Food Chart: I will also have a food chart in the Case Study Section once this is section loaded on the main page.