Dog Massage – Alternative Health Care You Need to Know

People have been using massage for generations, and the benefits are well documented. However, dog massage is still a relatively new trend. Yet it can offer a lot of advantages that make it be a very good alternative health care exercise.

While many people are not aware of it, dog massage offers just as much help as people also receive. However, when you intend to give your dog a massage at home, you should ensure that you keep it light. Anything deep should be left to professional massage therapists. Such experts understand canine anatomy well, which is very important when giving deep massage. If you do not know how to go about it, you can cause serious tissue damage.

Here are some benefits of dog massage that makes it a suitable alternative health therapy.

o Old dogs usually suffer from such complications as arthritis, luxating patella, and hip dysplasia. Conventional therapy usually demands the use of strong pain medications. However, by using dog massage, you will be able to sooth your dog without the need to use such medications.

o A massage will help prepare a dog that needs to undergo surgery. After the operation, massaging will help a dog to recover quickly.

o Dogs that are obese or older will be able to be more flexible after receiving massage.

o A massage is great at relieving stress that a dog feels. This also helps a dog get comfortable with touching, which is important when it comes to grooming the nails. A massage will also help you relax the dogs that suffer from anxiety.

o A dog massage is very useful in the relief of various kinds of aches. This process helps in the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural way of dealing with pain.

o The lymphatic system, which is helpful in the removal of toxins from the body, also gets stimulated by massage. This therefore results in quick recovery.

o Dogs that take part in competitions that require agility will also benefit from massage. This is due to the fact that a massage will help a dog to warm up its muscles prior to starting competition.

These are some of the ways through which you can use dog massage as an alternative health care.

Alternative Health Products Attacked – The 5 Top Reasons to Support a Charter of Health Freedom

Natural Health Products or NHP, such as vitamins & minerals, herbs, TCM, etc. are being attacked, decimated actually, by unnecessarily regulations arbitrarily imposed by Health Canada via the Natural Health Products Directorate. 20,000 natural products, factually totally safe, can no longer be accessed by Canadians due to arbitrary regulation, not safety laws.

Alternative Health Under Attack

However, unlike the US, Health Canada regards safe nutrients, vitamins, etc as dangerous substances that are better taken off the market. Since 2004, with the Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) over 20,000 wellness products have gone missing from Canadian shelves.

These therapeutic substances were not found to be dangerous, no one was injured by these products. The 20,000 NHP (herbs, vitamins, natural food concentrates, etc) were removed for not meeting regulations arbitrarily imposed by the NHPD. In fact: Removal of alternative NHP by the NHPD have made people sicker as natural remedies were actually making them well when they had free access and were benefiting from these therapeutic aids.

Recently, Bill C 51 and C 52 were introduced to Parliament as the ‘revised or new’ Food & Drug Act. These Bills were and are both non-constitutional and violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Canadians — re: illegal search and seizure, non-recourse to fines levied, and essentially violated the Rule of Law as handed down to us over 800 years ago via the Magna Carta.

The resulting uproar from Canadians protesting against C 51 and even C 52 was that two of the major opposition parties, the NDP and The Liberal Party reversed their for positions to against positions on these Bills.

Where we stand now as Canadians: Vulnerable to further degradation of Human Health Care Rights.

Why Support Alternative Health Freedom and Free Access to Health Products?

  1. Natural therapeutic products are regulated by Health Canada, a body that is used to dealing with toxic or dangerous substances – aka ‘drugs’
  2. NHP are very safe and enhance the lives of Canadians who use them
  3. Regulating safe products creates unnecessarily controls and results in banning by over zealous regulatory bodies, such as Health Canada and the NHPD
  4. Putting safe health substances under the control of those who deal with dangerous substances, infers these safe products are now ‘dangerous’
  5. Alternative health freedom implies access to try, experiment and otherwise consume therapeutic products for ones benefit or health

There are many personal reasons for you to support freedom of alternative health movements. One of these may be it’s your livelihood and another is your health may depend on your freedom of access to alternative health care products like my health does.

Please share this article with as many others as you can. Only the truth is strong enough to fight State oppression.

Alternative Health Care Options

Ever rising health insurance costs are on everyone’s mind. Exorbitant monthly premiums and steadily increasing co-payments have become overwhelming. Personal costs have become so steep that we’re no longer certain that health insurance saves us any money in the long run.

Everyone is feeling the economic strain. Self-employed individuals are expected to pay nearly $1,000 per month for decent health care coverage. This cost is often too high for such small organizations, resulting in purchase of catastrophic coverage. Even then, annual payments can be $4,000 to $5,000. In circumstances where medical help is needed, you could be expected to pay as much as $5,000 before your coverage takes effect.

So, what alternatives do U.S. citizens have? Our concerns might be addressed by the Federal government under the new White House administration, but we can’t be certain that the necessary steps will be taken. On behalf of ourselves and our families, we need to find solutions for increased and continuing health. Healthy people with a sense of well-being are much less likely to need health care, effectively reducing overall medical costs.

A healthy way of life will have small immediate and greater enduring effects on both health and happiness. In order to gain this new sense of personal well-being, current lifestyle choices will need to be changed into fresh, new routines. As your vitality increases, your health care costs will decrease.

The first areas to address are nutrition and physical fitness. Today’s biggest health concerns include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity, all of which contribute greatly to health insurance costs across the nation. Better eating habits and an increase in regular exercise can have a positive influence on these many other illnesses.

The most crucial changes are, of course, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption. Other fundamental changes are replacing carbonated drinks with pure water, reducing consumption of sugary or salty snacks, decreasing intake of white rice, white bread and other processed carbohydrates, and eating smaller portions overall. Initiating these changes in your life will have a long-lasting change for the better in your health.

Don’t expect instant results. The positive effects of your new lifestyle will take time but, with consistent application, your energy, health and happiness will increase immeasurably.

One crucial part of rebuilding your health and lowering medical costs is chiropractic care. Visiting your chiropractor on a regular basis will assist you in rebuilding and maintaining an active lifestyle. Your muscles will become more flexible, your sense of strength and balance will improve and your overall skill and capacity for exercise will increase, all providing you with a boost in your enjoyment of life.