Animal therapy or zootherapy is a positive effect of animals on human health.
Observe yourself. When you pet a cat or dog, what happens to you? It becomes easier for you to communicate with those who are with you at that moment, you calm down, your thoughts are lined up in a certain order, unpleasant emotions disappear. These are observations. But from the point of view of physiology, the human body relieves muscle tension, improves digestion, reduces pressure, many pleasantly falling to sleep.
All animals are bioenergetics. They are sensitive to negative energy, which comes from your thoughts or your sick organs. In addition, they are able to convert it into positive energy. So when you feel bad, when you are overwhelmed by joyless thoughts, when your stomach or head hurts, our faithful friends necessarily react. They press down on the sick place, pull it up, purr, mumble, dry with their tongue tears, mix it up, distract.
This is what the therapy of contact with dogs is called scientifically. A dog is a social, active, friendly and faithful creature. That is why dogs are very good at helping children with mental retardation, motor retardation, autism, children with Down syndrome, children with cerebral palsy. These children, when communicating with fluffy friends, improve their memory and develop emotional and mental spheres. Dogs increase motivation. Therefore, for example, children with speech and hearing impairment are taught to talk in the presence of dogs. Children with cerebral palsy are easier and more easily learn to move if there are dogs nearby.
Dogs relieve the owner’s tension, save from headaches, provide psychological support and even help to think better. It will be easier for you to write a text, prepare for exams, make repairs if you have a four-legged friend nearby.
Particularly sensitive sense of smell of dogs helps them to determine the places of malignant tumors of a person, helps to predict the epileptic seizure of a patient in 20 minutes. By the way, dogs save their owners from physical injuries during epileptic seizures. At the onset of the seizure, they put themselves under a falling person, so that he did not hurt himself.
In other words, the therapy through contact with cats. English therapists working with mentally retarded children found that cats can best influence people with mental illness, heart problems, and brain damage. In the presence of cats, people with mental disabilities become more relaxed, calm, it is easier to talk to them, to teach them something. Communication with cats is good for the treatment of depression, schizophrenia, neurosis, mania and drug addiction.
Cats do not even require special training, in fact, they do not do anything unusual. If they like a person, they rub against his legs, jump on his knees, fondle, purr, lick his hands, which is what they achieve the return tenderness.
By the way, cat purr speeds up the process of tissue regeneration. In particular, the condition of bone (bones are strengthened) and epithelial (wounds quickly heal) tissues improve.
Cats also help in the treatment of hypertension, heart attack, rheumatism, stomach ulcer, gastritis, flu and pneumonia. They save from loneliness, relieve joint and headaches, cure internal diseases.
It is recommended to people with mental and emotional development delays, as well as to people who have suffered mental trauma as a result of extreme situations (war, accidents, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.).
Dolphins are sociable, intelligent, have an excellent attitude towards people, and especially love children. The therapy mechanism is based on the impact of an animal on the human biofield. It only seems from the outside that a dolphin just plays with a child. In fact, it tests its body with ultrasounds. If the child is fine, the dolphin tickles quietly; if the child is sick, the dolphin rumbles.
In the process of emotional and tactile impact of the dolphin on the person, the biofield of the latter is corrected, and he gets better. In other words, a dolphin to some extent shares its energy with a person and, accordingly, the animal gets tired. After the session, the dolphins usually go to rest in the far corner of the oceanarium.
Indications for therapy: cerebral palsy, childhood autism, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, CNS disorders, memory, speech, hearing, reactive depression.
Contraindications: epilepsy, oncology, acute infectious diseases.
This is a therapy based on communication with horses.
When riding, both the physical and psychological aspects of the person are normalized. During active training, all muscles of the bodywork, breathing is trained, the blood system is toned.
Also, the natural mechanism of the cognitive function of the person is improving – the concentration of attention increases, memory and thinking work improves (it is necessary to remember many new movements and repeat them in a certain sequence, it is also necessary to learn how to care for horses and how to communicate with them). All this also activates the other mental processes.
Horse therapy is indicated for arthritis, cerebral circulatory disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, brain injury, children with cerebral palsy and delayed mental and speech development.
Feathered friends inspire and soothe a person, charge him with vigor and optimism. Watch the birds – and you will see that they never despond and are constantly busy with something.
Watching the birds relaxes, saves from emotional breakdowns. And melodic singing of birds has a beneficial effect on the psyche and helps to prepare for sleep.
There is an opinion that the birds are foolish and have little understanding of the human being. In fact, if you communicate with a bird a lot and often, you will discover a lot of new things. Birds subtly feel the mood of the owner, they always try to help, they are happy when you come from work, they love to take an active part in your affairs – drag food from the table, follow you around the apartment, look at the monitor and press the buttons in your cell phone. Therefore, at least rescue from depression and the good mood of bird lovers is guaranteed!