Holistic Animal Clinics

Laser Therapy – Homoeopathy

   
 

LASER THERAPY -  Jan Lloyd Jones

What is Laser Acupuncture?

Laser Acupuncture utilises exactly the same principles and laws as Traditional Acupuncture, but has some positive advantages over the use of conventional needles being:

  • Aseptic
  • Non-invasive
  • Painless and with
  • No reported side-effects

Laser Acupuncture is a gentle and effective alternative to traditional acupuncture and as such is particularly well suited for use on the Young, Old or Nervous… whether human or animal!

What is Low Level Laser Therapy?   

Low Level Laser Therapy works on the principle that every cell in the body responds to light - different cells being activated by different frequencies or different wave-lengths.

Laser Therapy is used to stimulate cells that are working sub-optimally, as in an injured state, by the promotion of the body’s own analgesic, vasodilatory and anti-inflammatory responses.

When stimulated by Laser in this way wound healing is accelerated, thereby greatly enhancing recovery from accidental or post-surgical tissue trauma, soft tissue injuries, torn tendons, scarring or fractures, as well as being extremely effective in neutralizing infection or where wounds are ‘non-healing’.

Veterinary approval is sought prior to any animal treatment.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

Low Level Laser Therapy works on the principle that every cell in the body responds to light -
different cells being activated by different frequencies or different wave-lengths.

Laser Therapy is used to stimulate cells that are working sub-optimally, as in an injured state, by the promotion of the body’s own analgesic, vasodilatory and anti-inflammatory responses.

When stimulated by Laser in this way wound healing is accelerated, thereby greatly enhancing recovery from accidental or post-surgical tissue trauma, soft tissue injuries, torn tendons, scarring or fractures, as well as being extremely effective in neutralising infection or where wounds are ‘non-healing’.

Acupuncture and Laser Therapy may be used independently or in conjunction with each other. Acupuncture works on three levels - physical, mental and emotional - either in isolation or in combination. Laser Therapy, on the other hand, provides a valuable tool to accelerate the healing of many tissue and structural problems. Together they provide a very effective treatment modality covering the entire structure of the body.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

Do the animals feel anything?
Generally animals are aware that something is happening to them and by watching you will notice their ear may turn towards you or they may chew, lick, stretch or yawn in response to treatment.  Just occasionally a hyper-sensitive animal may react as if they were being tickled by a fly, in which case their skin might ‘creep’ or their tail swish.

How long does a treatment take?
Because treatment is given from both a Laser Acupuncture and Laser Therapy perspective, I generally allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for a treatment session  -  however some animals respond quicker than others.

How do animals react to Laser Treatment?
Generally animals respond very quickly and positively.  During treatment they may be seen to chew, lick, sigh, yawn or stretch  -  all good signs.  After treatment they may appear much calmer and ‘chilled’ -  dogs in particular often have a deep sleep post treatment and horses can be seen to relax with eyes close and lower lip soft and loose.  Occasionally their symptoms may appear to temporarily worsen, however this situation generally settles
with 24 hours.

How soon after treatment can an animal be worked?
Preferably an animal should be worked before atreatment, rather than after. 
Light exercise/work may be undertaken the next day, but I advise allowing 24 hours to consolidate a treatment, before resuming hard work.

How often should they be treated?
Frequency of treatment largely depends on the condition being treated.  As a general rule acute conditions would be treated more often, say once or twice a week; whereas chronic conditions would be treated only once week.  However, in all cases the objective is to lengthen the period between treatments as soon as possible.  This is always assessed on an individual basis because, as with humans, each animal responds in a completely different way in accordance with their age and general state of health.

Client feedback

My cat was hit by a car and needed extensive surgery.  As he had been cut from his throat to his hind leg I was told that he would need to be kept in a cage for six months and probably would need to be an indoor cat if he survived.  After several weeks in the cage Jeeves began to go down hill.  The wound became infected and he lost the will to survive.  Then I was recommended to Jan Lloyd-Jones. I had little expectation that any would be affected, but in desperation I booked an appointment.  The change was immediate not only physically but mentally.  Within a month he was strong and so well that he rejoined the family outside his cage, within a month he was back outside and now 4 years on is a strong healthy mouser. 
I cannot recommend her work strongly enough!”

“My horse has regular treatments with Jan who keeps him sound, healthy and balanced. Janet’s ability to work with animals is a true gift and her gentle way and instinctual abilities count has much as her extensive medical knowledge.”

Meet the therapist:  

Janet Lloyd-Jones qualified in 1989 from the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa and subsequently studied TCM at The College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. She has completed the British Medical Laser Association ‘Core of Knowledge’ and furthered her study of Laser Therapy through courses run by Acu-Medic, Omega Lasers, Thor International and the NHS.

She is a member of The British Acupuncture Council, The British Medical Laser Association and is an associate member of The European Laser Association.

In 1994 Jan turned her attention to the veterinary world and joined forces with the Willesley Equine Clinic, near Tetbury and later Lansdown Small Animal Hospital in Stroud, where she began to specialise in physical problems.

In 1996 she was invited to join a team treating both paraplegic and tetraplegic human clients using Traditional and Laser Acupuncture and Low Level Laser Therapy. Now working with Physability-UK, Janet has been re-evaluating a research programme she developed earlier, into the effects of a treatment protocol she evolved using Laser Acupuncture, for the benefit of both paralysed humans and animals alike.

In 2003 she was invited to lecture at Langford Veterinary College on the benefits of Laser Acupuncture over the use of needles. Janet provides in-house consultation at Veterinary practices in Stroud, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, together with making home/ stable/ yard visits throughout Gloucestershire.

Jan is now is available for consultation at The Tree of Life Centre. For enquiries, specific questions or to book an appointment please call Jan on 07712 778378.


HOMOEOPATHY –  Mel White

Homoeopathic Treatment in Animals

Homoeopathy is a branch of medicine which states that any substance which can cause symptoms of illness in man or animal can also be used in the treatment of any condition showing similar symptoms.  In humans it is important to listen to the mental symptoms relayed in verbal communication.  In animals it is important to observe an animal’s behaviour and note how it reacts to other animals, to people, noise, climatic variations and various situations.

What are Homoeopathic remedies?

Homoeopathic remedies come from all natural sources in the plant and animal kingdoms as well as minerals and their compounds.  Preparation is by a scientific procedure and is based on a series of dilutions and successions.  Once the most likely remedy has been selected the therapist will address the question of potencies.

How are they administered?

Owners will know their animals and can work together with their therapist to determine the most appropriate system.  Horses will easily accept remedies in carrots or apples, sheep will accept remedies diluted in sterile water and placed into the lips using a small syringe. 
Small animals will also accept remedies diluted in water or accept doses placed directly into their mouths.

How do animals react to Homoeopathic Treatment?

With the correctly chosen remedy there should be no side effects, simply an improvement in symptoms.  The response to the treatment will depend on whether the condition is acute or chronic.

Client Feedback

“I tried every available conventional treatment to try to stop my cat from spraying in the house and none of them worked.  Finally I went to Mel who suggested using a homoeopathic remedy.  Although it took a few weeks the remedy actually worked! You can imagine what a difference this made to all of us who live in the household.  Many thanks.”

“My dog was extremely nervous and very clingy.  She didn’t cope well with change and we were about to move house.  Mel treated her with both homoeopathic remedies and Bach flower remedies and Mandy coped very well with the move and has settled in brilliantly.”

To view Melanie White’s background and qualifications please click on the Naturopathy link. 
For enquiries, specific questions or to book a consultation with Melanie White please call her on 0791 9864265.    

 

 

 

 
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