Animal Percussion Methods
Dr. Aj Butler
Holistic Health For Animals
Animals are a very important part of life. If you are open to it, they can teach you many lessons. My job (if you could call it work...) is to help them live an optimal life by working on their bodies with chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue techniques. I want to give them as much happiness as they give me by keeping them healthy. When animals are in a stressful situation, their pupils get really big, they become very still and attentive, and they get into a flight posture. Not so much the excitement when they are going to go outside or for a walk,
but the "danger is here, lower the center of my gravity for quick escape" posture. This is considered sympathetic if they are being preyed upon or are in some kind of danger, this mode is appropriate. However, it is not a stress that should be present at all times because of the chemical changes that occur with sympathetic stress. The danger with sympathetic stress is what you can't see. Of equal importance is the parasympathetic system which is commonly stuck in sympathetic stress for any reason, the chemical input from the adrenals, heart, lungs, muscles, becomes compromised.
Miscommunication among the cells of the body and the nervous system create toxins which accumulate creating pain and dysfunction.
Why do we treat the asymptomatic pet: "Mechanical faults are, in and of themselves, harmful to the patient's neurological function." J. Cyriax, Illustrated textbook of Orthopedic Medicine, vol. II...
Since animals are somewhat stoic when in pain. and since they don't talk to us with words, it's hard to tell if they have had some kind of
injury, trauma, or accident. Their bodies may have been compromised for years and we are not aware of the problem. A big indicator of dysfunction is an shift in the animal's weight, either up or down, due to the dysfunction of digestion (parasympathetic system).
As an animal Chiropractitioner, I adjust the animals spine and body with a very gentle, frequency-specific instrument (VibraCussor by IMPAC Inc.) Because there are limitations to matter, this small amount of input helps their bodies break the sympathetic stress patterns that create dysfunction.
When the spine is aligned, or without interference, the body can communicate perfectly and the pattern is changed. (For more chronic problems, it takes longer for the pattern to change because we are all creatures of habit and it's hard to break habits.) Because the fascial and musculoskeletal systems are such a large part of the body. I address these systems not only with the adjustment, but more specifically with the ArthroStim instrument. Both of these instruments are pleasant and quiet so the animals are not startled by the sound.
Dr. Aj could be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Percussion Methods
As a human being, you have no choice about the fact that you need a philosophy.
The definition of vitalism is the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Chiropractic is based on vitalism. Vitalism accepts that all living organisms are sustained by a vital force that is both different from and greater than physical and chemical forces.
Vitalism stands in direct opposition to materialism and is a description of an organizing factor. Health is not linear, it is not a straight line from point A to B. Health (and disease) is a nonlinear process, therfore treatment duration varies. The body has a natural ability to heal itself, however, there are limitations to matter. By the use of natural remedies, the body is able to overcome the interference of disease. "Natural needs no help, only no interference."
"While it is good to be in the right place at the right time, it is better to be in the right place at the right time with an open mind."
Because the body is capable of healing itself, the role of therapy is simply to initiate the process. Since continued care may interfere with the body's healing process, the intent is for minimal treatment. This does not suggest that my treatment may not be extensive, but that it is conservative.
As a chiropractor, I do not focus on the treatment of conditions, or listings of subluxations, but on reestablishing communication in the body by removing neuronal interference and/or restrictions of the fascial system.
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