What is Energy Medicine?

Healing Touch For Animals

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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 Master

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Reiki is considered to be complimentary* care and is based on the esoteric traditions of the East Indian and Asian philosophies. 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 which is different from qi and prana. Reiki practitioners access the universal source of ki to cleanse the aura, subtle bodies, chakras, nadi and physical body, always employing the intention of 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.

BODY WORK AND ENERGY WORK DISCLAIMER

Always seek licensed Medical or Veterinary care. Heart of the Horse promotes holistic balance through an integrative care and treatment model as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Our work is complementary and is not intended to be a substitute for traditional Medical or Veterinary care; we do not diagnose or prescribe treatment.


ENERGY WORK, BODY WORK & ANIMAL COMMUNICATION: 


When you book an appointment with Ginny you acknowledge and agree that working with Ginny does not preclude or prevent you from seeing a medical doctor, veterinarian or psychotherapist. Working with Ginny is not a medical, veterinary, psychological, or clinical relationship. An Animal Communicator, Medical Intuitive or Energy Worker cannot legally diagnose any condition or prescribe treatment. If you or your animal are experiencing what you perceive to be a severe or sudden medical condition, please seek medical or veterinary care, your family physician, dentist, psychotherapist, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. 


Ginny strongly advises that you seek appropriate medical, mental health and veterinary care, in addition to any work that you may undertake with her. 


Heart of the Horse promotes biodynamic (body, mind and spirit) balance through an Integrative Health Care* model as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Our work is considered "complementary" care and is not intended to be a substitute for traditional licensed medical or veterinary care; we do not diagnose or prescribe treatment. Our goal, through the use of Acupressure, Shiatsu, Animal Communication and Energy Medicine, is to help restore balance to the energy, mind and physical body of both people and animals. Trapped energies such as emotions, trauma and memories often create blocks and distortion in the body. These distortions result in an imbalance which interferes with the proper physiological and psychological functioning of the body and contribute to the development of disease. 


Science has proven that Energy Medicine has a significant impact on all of the systems and functions of the body, including but not limited to: increasing the circulation of blood and oxygen flow, promoting relaxation and healing, releasing toxins and endorphins, building enzymes, regulating hormones and the immune system.  (Click here for an informative article.) 


Please see our Volunteerism and Advocacy page (under the About Ginny menu option) to find out more about the efforts to further legitimize alternative healing modalities and to impact the current opioid crisis in our nation.  *According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Integrative Health Care, Complementary Medicine and Alternative Medicine are defined as follows: There are many definitions of “integrative” health care, but all involve bringing conventional and "complementary" or "alternative" approaches together in a coordinated way. The use of integrative approaches to health and wellness has grown within care settings across the United States. Researchers are currently exploring the potential benefits of integrative health in a variety of situations, including pain management for military personnel and veterans, relief of symptoms in cancer patients and survivors, and programs to promote healthy behaviors.  

  • If a non-mainstream practice is used together with conventional medicine, it’s considered “complementary.”
  • If a non-mainstream practice is used in place of conventional medicine, it’s considered “alternative.” 

Click here to be directed to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health website.   

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