Holistic Veterinary Medicine HOLISTIC VETERINARY MEDICINE takes into account all aspects of a pet’s life. A holistic treatment approach combines the diagnostic and treatment capabilities of allopathic medicine along with non-traditional therapies to provide a complementary whole. Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Herbs and Essential Oils are a few examples of modalities used by holistic veterinarians to provide support and facilitate healing. THERAPEUTIC APPLICATION OF FREQUENCY Rehabilitation tools that employ frequency (e.g., ultrasound, electrotherapy) are already familiar to medical professionals. Electrical muscle stimulation is used to relax muscles and connective tissue, improve circulation and relieve pain. Tuning fork applications impart many of the same benefits with certain advantages. For example, tuning forks do not require electricity and can also be used as diagnostic instruments.1 Ohm Therapeutics presents the Mid Ohm Tuning Fork Kit (pictured at left) for holistic DVMs and pet owners. Easy to use, portable and lightweight, the Mid Ohm Tuning Fork is calibrated to a frequency that has a calming and therapeutic effect.2 Veterinarians can apply tuning forks to the spinal points to relax tension and facilitate chiropractic adjustments. Applied vibration is also synergistic with acupuncture treatments for relieving pain and is an effective alternative for animals with needle sensitivities. APPLY AN ACTIVATED TUNING FORK to muscle groups, trigger and acu-points to help relax animals during an examination. The therapeutic application of frequency can quickly ease tension and facilitate healing. Sound travels well through the body, accessing hard to reach places. Frequencies between 25-150 hz are known to aid in bone growth and fracture healing.3 The Ohm Therapeutics tuning fork helps reduce inflammation and stasis, making it a beneficial tool in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Use to strengthen and increase mobility. Plus DVMs can demonstrate simple treatment applications so the pet owner can contribute to the healing process with their pet at home. Testimonial by: Five Elements Veterinary Alternatives Jennifer M. Hebel, DVM, PhD We are a holistic veterinary clinic that provides Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Chiropractic and Physical Therapy treatments. Recently, we added Ohm Therapeutics tuning forks to our repertoire and are impressed with the results. We are now using the Mid Ohm Tuning Fork for relaxation and to treat neck, back and arthritis pain, and behavioral problems with great success in dogs, cats and a few zoo animals. Recently, I had a very rewarding tuning fork experience with a highly reactive German Shepherd with a history of becoming aggressive during procedures. That day, we needed to do a chiropractic adjustment on him and draw blood. First, I began by using the Ohm Tuning Fork on his sacrum, and gradually worked up his spine along the Hua Tuo Jia Ji points. A few minutes of applied vibration melted him into a puddle—he laid on his side with his head in the owner’s lap breathing calmly. After that, he allowed me to do a chiropractic adjustment without any problem. Dr. Grant Hebel treating Daisy 1Ohm Tuning Forks can also be used as diagnostic tools. Practitioners can learn to sense the presence of the energy or Qi on trigger and acu-points and detect anatomical areas where stasis or blockages exist. Learn to listen with your hands. The length and nature of the the vibratory sustain—or decay—of an activated tuning fork will help inform your treatment. 2Human conversation ranges approximately between 200-400 hz. Significantly, the Ohm Tuning Fork is just under this range at 136.1 hz. This lends to its tonal familiarity, and ability to provide a sense of relief and calm. 3Research indicates that low sound frequency assists in relieving joint and bone pain, reduces inflammation and increases bone density. Results show that frequencies between 25-150 hz are instrumental in healing bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. From the Felid Purr: A Healing Mechanism? by Dr. Clinton Rubin, Fauna Communications Research Institute, 2001. To purchase Ohm Therapeutics tuning forks for your practice, contact us at email@example.com. Ohm Therapeutics offers three tuning forks that fall within the frequency range of Dr. Rubin’s research: the Mid Ohm (136.1 hz), Low Ohm (68.05 hz) and the Osteo™ Ohm (34 hz). NOTE: More research is needed on the therapeutic application of frequency with tuning forks for animals. Holistic Vets interested in exploring this modality in their practice or conducting research, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to Dr. Jen and Dr. Grant Hebel at Five Elements Veterinary Alternatives for their testimonial and photos. Ohm Therapeutics ~ Quality Sound Healing Tools since 2003. © Sound Universe, LLC Information and products are provided for informational and educational purposes only and not for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Please consult your Veterinarian for professional advice and treatment recommendations.