Innate Scents therapy offers a gentle approach for starting sick, diseased, and injured animals onto a self propelled path to health and suitable for all animal species, including birds, reptiles, livestock, equine and pets. It has its’ roots in zoopharmacognosy,which describes the behaviour of how wild free roaming animals locate and utilize their natural environment as a source of healing remedies to effectively counteract sickness, disease and maintain or restore their own health. This innate skill has allowed animals to extract not just their nutritional needs but also their remedies they are in need of.
Applying these principles of zoopharmacognosy with knowledge of the individual remedies themselves, this therapy can be offered to animals with existing and veterinary diagnosed health problems whether it is of a physical or emotional (behavioural) problem.
This therapy allows individual animals to re-access nature’s pharmacy, using their innate instincts and well developed sensory systems and an opportunity to self-select and utilize the healing remedies they innately recognize and are in need of and which is beneficial to them. It can help provide emotional and physical support the animal may be in need of, as well as helping to alleviate existing symptoms such as pain, inflammation, anxiety and external conditions such as skin problems. Boosting and supporting the animal’s natural healing processes and immune systems plays a central role and offers some resistance to disease and can also helps animals towards the end of their life to bring calm and help them deal with emotions such as fear.
One needs to experience and participate in this therapy to appreciate its effectiveness and see how easily animals not previously associated with these natural remedies, respond to this therapy.