complementary healing philosophy

Always seek traditional licensed Medical or Veterinary care.

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 Shiatsu, Biodynamic Acupressure, 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 our 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.