Energetic osteopathy of animals is a gentle, holistic treatment. Walter Salomon (a non-medical veterinarian practitioner) and Brigitte Bäcker (a cinesiologist, trained in osteopathy) developed this method of body contact to relieve pains, stress and disorderly body symptoms found at the animal. Osteopathy is an alternative remedial programme. The animal therapist will manually feel for the basic tension of joints, muscles and bones to detect energetic blockades. Disorders and blocked energy flows will be located, and specific motion sequences and clutch technologies will activate the autotherapeutic powers of the animal.
In energetic horse osteopathy™, elements of Chinese medicine, cinesiology and homoeopathy, Schüssler cell salts and Bach flower remedies are merged with osteopathic knowledge which is specially designed for the demands and requirements of horses. This synthesis of different methods improves the effectiveness of the treatment and enhances the remedial success. Integrated applied cinesiology features a muscle test which permits immediate detection of muscular tensions and blockades at joints or vertebrae. Using gentle pressing methods and specific clutches, the problem zones can be treated and remedied.
By cinesiologic diagnosis, the horses' demand of minerals, vitamins or the best composition of the food, together with suitable homoeopathic drugs, may be determined.
Chinese medical traditions attribute a central meaning to the free flow of physical energy. Energetic measures may help to find out whether the energy is steadily flowing in the body's meridians. If the animal should suffer any disturbances of the energy flows, then the next task is to find the local causes and to remedy them by means of acupressure or a acupunctural massaging (APM).
When craniosacral therapy (osteopathy) is applied, blocked areas will be remedied very gently, using hardly visible movements. The liquor - a liquid present in the skull and spinal cord - will be returned to its rhythm. The gentle pressure of the hand enables tense vertebrae and joints to glide back into their original position. Coloured light may be a supporting application in animal care, because it has a relaxing and antispasmodic effect. Bach flower remedies and homoeopathic liquids provide a curative effect to the body on the aetheric level.
Biochemical causes may provoke motoric disorders as well. Determining the best kind and composition of feeds for the treated animal is an essential part of holistic therapy. Animal nutrition examines causes for disorders of the locomotor system found in the animal's metabolism.
Legal aspects: Legal considerations require the following note: Naturopathic therapies are scientifically questionable and not acknowledged by professional medicine