Here’s How Flower Essence Therapy Can Calm Anxious Dogs, Reduce Stress and Aid in Healing
Flower essences are a botanically-based system of healing that works on the belief that each flower has a special healing attribute in the form of vibrational frequency. I’ve used flower essence therapy with my pets for years, and find this healing modality especially helpful as they age. As a healing modality, flower essences have been used by civilizations such as ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, the Chinese, Native Americans and the Australian Aboriginals.
Flower essences are extracts of specific flowers believed to help balance a specific emotional trait or personality type in people and pets. Many holistic veterinarians use flower essence therapy to relieve emotional stress and anxiety in animals.
Flower essence therapy can be used to treat dogs who exhibit physical problems caused by negative emotions. For example, dogs with strong personalities can be treated with flower essence therapy that calms them. Flower essence therapy also benefits dogs with allergies and skin problems due to overdosed with pesticides, or cortisone, even antibiotics.
Some popular flower remedies include:
- Cherry Plum – Reduces anxiety and agitation
- White Chestnut – Helps with mental confusion
- Lavender – Known to reduce stress and anxiety
- Agrimony – Used to restore inner peace
- Heather – Calms dog’s attention-seeking behavior