I am so pleased to be published in the Innovative Veterinary Care Journal. Yochabel, who transitioned over the Rainbow Bridge at age 20, was the best cat and patient. She had many health issues that responded well to integrative care and application of the healing wheel. We avoided surgery on her otherwise infected and painful mouth by using a periodontal ointment, DentaPet by Hope Science.
Written by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW August 7, 2019 www.consciouscat.com
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share my precious Yochabel's story as a guest author for www.consciouscat.net, with Ingrid King. This is the fourth of a series of blog posts over the next few months.
Yochabel is truly a miracle in many ways. I watched her health improve with each month we cared for and loved each other. My health also improved. The unconditional love of a pet companion can heal us from the inside out. Over time, I added nutritional supplements to her regimen to support her joints, kidneys, and immune system. Yochabel’s homemade, nutrient and moisture rich species specific diet, her nutritional supplements, and her integrative health team were giving us more time together despite her age. She had more energy, and she moved with much less effort.
I discovered Biomagnetism throughout my journey with Crohn's disease and it changed my life. Because I had experienced so much healing from Biomagnetism, when Yochabel, my senior cat, was diagnosed with bladder cancer, I included Biomagnetism in our integrative treatment plan.
Overview of Biomagnetism
Discovered by Dr Isaac Goiz-Duran, MD, medical Biomagnetism helps balance and heal the mind, body, and spirit using magnets. It is a non invasive technique which uses negative and positive polarity in pairs of magnets. Biomagnetism detects pH imbalances of acidity and alkalinity in organs and tissues of the body.
I discovered Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) when I was critically ill with Crohn's disease. It changed my life. When Yochabel, my 17 year old cat, came to live with me, she had many health issues. Applying my philosophy of integrating healing approaches, Yochabel received treatments from many of the same techniques that helped my healing. Many veterinarians are trained in NAET, which is a non invasive adjunct to treatment. Yochabel's immune system was compromised and NAET boosted her immune system, enhanced her quality of life, and eliminated some of the miserable symptoms she had such as dry itchy skin. When she was diagnosed with bladder cancer, NAET was one of my first choices for helping Yochabel.
Written by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW July 24, 2019 www.consciouscat.com
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share my precious Yochabel's story as a guest author for www.consciouscat.net, with Ingrid King. This is the third of a series of blog posts over the next few months.
My Girl is a Foodie
It was our first day together. I was excited and nervous at the same time, uncertain how Yochabel would adjust to her new home. As she maneuvered awkwardly in her bed, favoring her right side, and slowly eased herself down into a sitting position, her eyes remained locked with mine. As I passed by, doing my usual chores, her little paws had a life of their own as they reached for me, brushing my leg as I walked by. She obviously wanted something…
Written by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW July 3, 2019 www.consciouscat.com
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share my precious Yochabel's story as a guest author for www.consciouscat.net, with Ingrid King. This is the second of a series of blog posts over the next few months.
Yochabel’s nine lives: life gets better with age
I don’t know the story behind all of Yochabel’s nine lives. In one life, I know she was abandoned and severely injured, rescued, and adopted. In another life, she was known as a “love” when one-on-one with other humans, but when she was with other cats, she was a bully. When free to roam outdoors, she got into trouble with neighbors for hassling their horses, and no matter how many times she was told to stay out of the neighbors’ garden, she didn’t listen. I imagined how she arrived injured and left to die in a field: Was she an owner release because she couldn’t play with other animals? Did her family lose her on vacation? Maybe her owners died? But as we all know, the many lives of our cats remain mysteries.
Yochabel came to live with me at 17 years of age. She was in poor health; I thought I might only have days with her. She could barely walk a few inches without needing to rest. She had kidney disease, infected teeth, asthma, dermatitis, tremors, and severe arthritis. A diet of exclusively dry kibble had been hard on her aging body, and she was overweight. I couldn’t help but blame her past nine lives for her deterioration.
I was so excited to be a guest on Dr Dan Beilin's Medicine cabinet radio show. It airs every Wednesday from 9-10 pm (pacific) on KSCO. In this episode, we talk about autoimmune disease, my diagnosis of Crohn's disease, childhood illnesses, finding treatment options, current research, shifting paradigms for the benefit of patient care, traditional healing approaches and wisdom, and the connection between the gut and mental health (ksco air date: May 8, 2019)
Dr Beilin is an international integrative medical practitioner. As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, acupuncturist, and Researcher in the fields of Neurology and Gastroenterology, he brings over 35 years experience in traditional and conventional treatment approaches.