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Animaloterapiya: 6 types of treatment by means of animals

On health of the person physicians know about salutary action of animals long ago. About 7 thousand years ago great Hippocrates recommended to the patients riding walks for strengthening of a nervous system and increase in vitality.

Over time many effects such were gained a scientific explanation and formed the basis of officially approved medical and recreational techniques. Today in the majority of the developed countries there are centers of an animaloterapiya which are annually helping to restore health to thousands of patients.

1. Dolphin therapy

Close communication with dolphins helps to remove uneasiness and psychological stress, normalizes an emotional background, improves a dream, saves from a hyper tone of muscles.

Dolphin therapy is shown to the children having a cerebral palsy, a Down syndrome, autism, an oligophrenia. Swimming sessions with dolphins help to recover to people from severe physical and emotional injuries. There are techniques of treatment of the people suffering from neurosensory relative deafness, a depression, neurosises, functional frustration of a nervous system with problems of learnability and memory.

Contraindications to dolphin therapy are oncological illnesses, acute infectious diseases and epilepsy.


2. Hippotherapy

Treatment by means of horses is officially recognized as one of types of physical therapy. Business here not only in contact, salutary for an emotional state, with an animal. At riding practically all muscles of a body actively work. The trip astride forces the person to concentrate, keep completely balance, to keep a correct posture. Such training promotes improvement of a condition of the patients having problems with a musculoskeletal system. Besides, hippotherapy is included into a complex of medical and recreational actions for the people suffering:

  • disturbances of cerebral circulation;
  • effects of craniocereberal injuries;
  • loss of extremities or sense bodys;
  • paralyzes;
  • myopathy;
  • epilepsy;
  • multiple sclerosis.

Not only occupations riding, but also communication with horses in the course of leaving are useful: cleanings and feedings. It improves a psychoemotional state, saves from a depression.


3. Kanisterapiya

Dogs are one of the most socialized animals. They with huge heat and devotion concern the owners. For this reason the kanisterapiya – treatment by dogs – is so effective at correction of the states connected with difficulties of communication and emotional pressure.

The techniques based on communication with dogs are used at treatment of the children suffering from autism, a Down syndrome, an oligophrenia and other heavy inborn pathologies. Sessions of a kanisterapiya help kids to improve coordination of movements and small motility, to learn to pronounce words and to communicate, normalize an emotional background.

Kanisterapiya is shown and when the patient experiences difficulties with socialization, suffers from loneliness. In the USA dogs contain in hospices especially for improvement of psychological state of patients.

Keeping of a dog in the house not only stabilizes an emotional microclimate and contributes to normalization of the family relations. The animal needs to be walked daily, and regular walks in the fresh air strengthen immunity and a nervous system, help to reduce risk of development of cardiovascular diseases, obesity and other illnesses.


4. Felinoterapiya

Each owner of a cat knows that the fluffy pet ails the person. If the owner is tormented by pain, the cat nestles on the affected place, heats it and soothingly purrs. The mechanism of influence of moustached "medicine" is not studied yet, but it is known that communication with a cat removes stress, relieves pain, and even helps to reduce arterial pressure. At mentally unhealthy people it reduces aggression attacks.

Felinoterapiya is widely used for improvement of a condition of patients with neurosises, a depression, manias and phobias, schizophrenia. It is established that communication with a cat helps at treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.


5. Apiotherapy

Sometimes the word "apiotherapy" call any treatment connected with use of products of beekeeping. In the narrowest sense apiotherapy very specific impact on a human body by means of stings of bees is considered. In this case curative apitoxin gets in the fabrics affected with a disease.

Therapeutic influence of apitoxin is very different. It expands peripheral vessels, improves blood supply of bodies and fabrics, normalizes composition of blood (reduces ROE, increases hemoglobin level, reduces coagulability indicators). After an apiotherapy course at patients arterial pressure is normalized, cardiac performance and kidneys improves, function of hemadens amplifies (especially bark of adrenal glands and a hypophysis) and activity of protective forces of an organism increases. By means of stings of bees treat:

  • polyarthritises of various genesis;
  • the deforming arthrosis;
  • rheumatic diseases;
  • frustration of a peripheral nervous system (neuralgia, neuritis, radiculitises, etc.);
  • vascular pathologies;
  • bronchial asthma;
  • migraine;
  • idiopathic hypertensia;
  • trophic ulcers.

Despite a wide range of curative influence, apiotherapy is shown not all. It cannot be applied at individual intolerance of products of beekeeping, mental illnesses, tuberculosis, acute infectious diseases, exacerbations of pathologies of kidneys, a liver and pancreas, the lowered coagulability of blood, the general exhaustion of an organism and some other states. Only the specialist who previously checked degree of sensitivity of the patient to apitoxin can carry out apiotherapy. Places of stings and their quantity for one procedure is defined by the doctor, proceeding from a condition of the patient, his age and a type of a disease. As a rule, the course of treatment makes from 1o up to 15 procedures. Therapy surely is followed by laboratory control of composition of blood and urine.


6. Girudoterapiya

Treatment by stings of bloodsuckers has centuries-old history. Sticking, these animals cause capillary bleeding and enter into substance blood, having antiinflammatory and analgesic effect. Girudoterapiya facilitates a condition of patients with stenocardia, myocardial infarction, hypertension, varicosity, thrombophlebitis, neuritis, glaucoma, and also pathologies of female reproductive system and many other illnesses.

Treatment by bloodsuckers demands conducting careful preliminary survey. It cannot be applied in the presence of diseases of blood, hypotonia, oncological pathologies. Women should not be treated by means of bloodsuckers in the period of periods and at pregnancy.


Absolute contraindication to an animaloterapiya is the individual intolerance of contacts with the chosen species of animals. It can be an allergy to hair of cats or dogs, painful reaction to products of beekeeping or allocation of bloodsuckers. All procedures have to be undergone under control of the experienced doctor.

Whether you know that:

In the aspiration to pull out the patient, doctors often go too far. So, for example, a certain Charles Janszen during the period from 1954 to 1994 endured more than 900 operations on removal of new growths.