As I sit here reflecting on The Spirit of Animal Healing, I find my mind fixed on Finn and Blessing. Engaging in the healing journeys of these dogs has taught, and is teaching, me much about the nature of wellness and how to be an agent of healing. Though Dr. Marty Goldstein's new book touches on many essential aspects of holistic, or integrative animal care, I cannot imagine anything much more important than his emphasis on invoking the residual healing properties that exist within all living creatures.
Healing and well-being are not so much about disease. They are about the elements that enable body, mind, and spirit to work together with appropriate therapies to move systems toward a natural balance. Dr. Marty speaks about the combined power of all types of good medicine: the right nutrition, supplements, and immune system boosters that prevent unnecessary illness and promote quality of life.
Some of the topics covered in The Spirit of Animal Healing, in addition to the three mentioned above, include: homeopathic medicine, nutraceuticals, acupuncture, vaccinations, cancer, pet food, magnetic wave therapy, and the importance of finding an integrative veterinarian who will come to intimately know your animal.
As one who interacts on a daily basis with rescue animals in great need of healing, I found this to be a valuable and thought-provoking read. Even though I constantly consume books about animal health, I found much that engaged me in new ways. I was particularly taken with the discussion about Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEFT) and the Schumann Resonance. To learn how the earth's electromagnetic waves and the resonant frequency of the atmosphere are thought to be the frequency of life itself was astounding. Even DNA sequences communicate at that same frequency of 7.83 Hz. Stunning!
There is so much yet to discover about healing. Dr. Goldstein encourages us to be open to every possible avenue of healing and to seek the sweet spot between conventional and alternative, or integrative, medical practices that have the potential to help our animals thrive.
I wish to thank NetGalley, and St. Martin's Press, for the opportunity to preview The Spirit of Animal Healing. I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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