Alternative Wellness for your Pet
By Don Lorusso, Certified Quantum Biofeedback Technician
My dog Rosie, a 160 pound Old English Mastiff, developed a limp in right leg about a year ago. She did have an accident, falling down the stairs, which may have caused the limp. Over the year the limp became very bad and she couldn’t even go for walks. We took her to the vet, she was x-rayed on the shoulder, lower leg, and mid leg (the knee). Results? They found nothing. I started to work with Rosie, more about what I do later, and although she showed some results they weren’t fast enough for me. Through one of my devices, I discovered that there was tremendous stress in her cervical spine at the 4th, 5th and 6th vertebrae, and also in her nerves in that area. I concluded (I am not a vet or a doctor), that it was probably a pinched nerve. I phoned back the vet and asked if a pinched could be the problem. The answer was no, that would not cause the pain and limping. Now, I have suffered from a bad back and also from neck problems and I know from experience about pinched nerves. You might feel a pain in your leg, but the problem is in the spine. I immediately looked for a certified dognchiropractor and made an appointment. Diagnosis: problems with the 4th, 5th, and 6th vertebrae causing a pinched nerve. She is now getting two adjustments a week, and improving rapidly.
I have tremendous respect and appreciation for veterinarians, and they have helped my dogs tremendously on numerous occasions. My vet is the greatest. But, they don’t know everything, and there are always alternatives to conventional treatments besides our vets.
What is Alternative Wellness? Well my vet took an acupuncture course, I just spoke about veterinary chiropractors and VOM, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation, And on a recent Doctor Oz show he said that energy medicine is the future, and sited a practice called Reiki which is one of many energy wellnes alternatives that works with many pets. A bold statement for a conventional doctor. There is pet massage, There is the Tellington Touch, There are homeopaths, naturopaths.and holistic practitioners.
In my practice I help Toronto pets (and people too!), with biofeedback, a low level or cold laser, and another device called an Alpha-Stim. About two years ago I began to research and learn about biofeedback. Biofeedback simply is “feedback from the body”. If you have used a scale, or ever had an EKG, or EEG, or anything that measures certain electrical impulses in our bodies. Our bodies and animals bodies are made of energy and electricity. A lie detector measures our physiology exactly that way. So biofeedback isn’t new, it has been around for 50 or more years. The biofeedback that I practice is called Quantum Biofeedback, and the device is called the SCIO.
The SCIO Quantum Biofeedback System, now entering the third decade of its development journey, and leading the field of Bio-Energetic and Bio-Response measurement, is the accepted standard for the application of Quantum Biofeedback
The SCIO - Quantum Biofeedback System, the latest and most up-to-date technology, takes a multitude of different stress reduction programs, methods, and techniques, and merges them into a more simple - best overall - well rounded approach. Quantum Biofeedback, working through sixteen different electrical factors of the body, calculates combinations of impedance, amperage, voltage, capacitance, inductance, and resistance for Electro-Physiological Reactivity (The Xrroid Process). The body is indeed electric; therefore reactivity in the body can be measured electrically.
E-P Reactivity results are based upon the ability to establish a "Tri-Vector" connection for an energetic "3-Dimensional" view of the client's current reactions to over 10,000 different items. All accomplished completely independent of user influence to help avoid bias or error. The picture painted by the reactions may help to create a better understanding of the individual factors pertinent to lifestyle and wellness. Once established, the Quantum Biofeedback auto- focus program, designed to monitor a client's reactions, helps optimize the quality and quantity of the stress reduction results. How did I get the clues about Rosie’s pinched nerve? Quantum Biofeedback using the SCIO.
Another device that I have had great success with is the Quantumwave Laser. Cold lasers are a class of low level lasers which are often referred to as soft lasers, therapeutic lasers, healing lasers or low level laser therapy. They are low powered lasers which do not cut or burn the tissue, rather they work to gently donate energy or waves of photons to rejuvenate the cell. Cold lasers or healing lasers work in much the same way that sunlight on a garden works. The sunlight donates energy in the form of photons which in turn stimulates plants and vegetables to grow faster and more efficiently. Low level lasers work in the same way of donating photons or energy which in turn regenerates tissue and cells. Soft healing lasers are being used in all facets of health care from doctors and physicians to alternative health providers such as chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopaths, osteopaths, massage therapists and healers. Along with Quantum Biofeedback these are powerful tools that help to balance stress, manage pain, and re-educate the muscles.
And finally the Alpha-Stim. The Alpha-Stim 100 is a prescription medical device in the US. It is available to anyone in Canada, and has been rated by Health Canada. It is a combined microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) and cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) device used to treat pain, anxiety, insomnia and depression. I have also used this to help aggression in dogs. Over 126 research studies on CES have been done with humans. A peer reviewed published outcome study has shown improvements in pain in 94% of patients studied. An additional 29 studies were conducted with animals to ensure safety and efficacy. The relief from Alpha-Stim is residual and cumulative, resulting in less frequent use. And while Alpha-Stim works well with other treatment protocols, it is proven effective as a stand-alone therapy, and does not require any drugs or create addiction.
An animal’s body is made up of trillions of cells. Each cell has electrical properties, much like that of a battery,(The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life, by Robert Becker and Gary Seldan). Alpha-Stim generates a unique, proprietary electrical wave-form that allows the animal’s cells to operate naturally and bring relief from pain, anxiety, insomnia or depression. This proprietary waveform moves electrons throughout the animal’s body and brain at a variety of frequencies, collectively known as harmonic resonance. Alpha-Stim was introduced in 1981 and has since provided millions of people around the world relief, even when nothing else has worked for them. Extensive work with animals – there are 29 published animal studies – shows positive results with no significant lasting side effects.
This is a lot of information and I will give you a link to my website There are also tons of videos on YouTube. I can tell you that all of these devices work. Read the testimonials on my website www.IHelpTorontoPets. com, where you can also learn more about these technologies.
My practice is one of many Alternative Wellness practices as I said in the beginning of this article. I hope I have opened many of your minds, to some of the ways you can help your pets to manage their pain and and to get healthy.