What is Energy Medicine?

Healing Touch For Animals

Healing Touch for Animals, created by Carol Komitor, utilizes both Hindu/Yogic (Prana) and Reiki (Ki) principles, and combined with a series of specific hand placement techniques, creates a unique and highly effective approach to the practice of small and large animal energy healing.

Carol began practicing Healting Touch for People (HTP) some 25 years ago and and adaped it to apply to the specific and unique energies of animals. Carol had an affinity for animals as she was a Veterinary Technician and her husband was a Veterinarian. HTP is widely accepted in hospitals in the US and is taught to doctors, nurses and a wide variety of health care practitioners. 

Click here to link to Ginny's official Healing Touch For Animals Practitioner listing.

*The photograph at the top of the page is of Felicity, a dark bay Tennessee Walking Horse. The coloring around her chest, neck and withers captures her heart energy or life force energy.  This photo was taken by Melissa Caplan Austin of Horses Healing Hearts (3H) in Danville, CA. 

For more information about Healing Touch For Animals and other energy healing modalities, please see our Energy Work Resources page or contact us.


Reiki is considered to be complimentary* care and is based on the esoteric traditions of the East Indian religions including Hinduism and Buddhism. A Reiki "Master" is both a Reiki Practitioner (Level II) and a Master Teacher (Level III) who is qualified to  instruct and certify Reiki Practitioners to the Master level.

Hinduism and Buddhism offer differing perspectives of the energy system of the body. The Hindu, or Yogic, perspective identifies seven (7) main chakras (a Sanskrit word meaning wheel or energy center) is the more commonly known and widely practiced in the US. Depending on the source, there are said to be between 800 and 2,000 minor chakras and more than 70,000 and 350,000 nadi, the pranic energy (life force energy) conduits, which interact with the physical body of both humans and animals. 

Reiki embraces the understanding of the chakra systems, but relies on its own understanding of life force energy, or ki. Reiki practitioners access the universal source of ki to cleanse the aura, subtle bodies, chakras, nadi and physical body, always employing the intention that it is for the highest good of the one receiving the healing.

*According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Click here to be directed to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health website. Click here to be directed to more information regarding our healing philosophies.

For more information about Reiki please see our Energy Work Resources page or contact us.