Clinically relevant basic concepts for work with animals
Sascha Kriese BA Hons (Ayu)
According to Ayurveda, the three Doshas are a dynamic expression of the five elements in all living beings. The statements of the Ayurvedic "knowledge of life" are therefore not only valid for humans, but are equally applicable to plants and animals. Although there are few references in the classical Ayurvedic texts for the therapy of flora and fauna, traditions and statements of many vaidyas clearly prove that plants and animals have always been treated and also healed on the basis of Ayurvedic principles.
Of course Ayurveda is no substitute for modern veterinary medicine, but the holistic approach of Ayurveda can make a decisive contribution to consciously increasing the health and vitality of animals as well as their harmonious relationship with humans. In practice, it has been shown that animals respond quickly and successfully to Ayurvedic therapy, and are generally very flexible and open to profound changes, healing and transformation.