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CranioSacral Therapy Gets “Four-Paws Up!” from the Cat!

In April, a new patient appeared complaining of chronic digestive challenges. Turns out, she was stuck in fight-or-flight. Typically, this has many adverse health consequences (see “Finally, A Magic Bullet... “ in Readings ). The Reticular Activating System (RAS) is the part of the nervous system responsible for our safety. It gets stuck when we’re in a prolonged stressful situation and running away or beating the crap out of the stressor are not options.

Cat Patient

Appraised of the situation, my patient elected to reset hers and left feeling calmer and more relaxed. First thing the next morning she called. “You’re not going to believe this,” she said. “I have a cat who wandered into our homestead in the bush. She’s very affectionate, loves me rubbing her, but, like any feral cat, she is skittish and won’t let me hold her. Anyway, last night when I sat down on the sofa, the cat came right over, plopped down in my lap, curled up, and purred herself to sleep. That’s a first! Have you ever heard of anything like that?”

“It makes sense to me. Animals are good judges of character, and pets can be extremely sensitive to changes in their environment and owners. The cat detected the change in you and deemed you safe and now fit for her companionship. Good work!“ said I. Talk about verified by “Independent sources!”