If you think using herbs, and other supplements, is Holistic Health Care for Parrots, let me explain why I think this band-aid approach is not holistic healthcare. It’s more like throwing herbs and supplements at a problem, instead of providing the body a balance all the hundreds of nutritional tools it needs to be able to heal itself. The body heals itself by regenerating healthy cells in place of diseased ones. So if you’re not seeing the results you’d hoped for, I’d like you to consider changing how you are nourishing your parrot’s physical body. But first, let’s take a look at what the word ‘Holistic’ means.
Utilizing a holistic approach involves recognizing that our animal companions are holistic beings. But what does this mean?
To define Holistic we need to first look at similarities that exist between us and the animals. In my experience all human and non-human sentient beings–the animals–are self-aware. This self-awareness means we share four elements in common with the animals. These four elements are the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that come together in a unique blend making each individual who they are. Below, I will discuss each of these components individually. However, it is essential to understand that each of these different aspects—the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual—actively influence and have an effect on all of the other aspects. If you keep this in mind it will help illustrate the benefits of using a true holistic approach for healing your parrots and finches, or any other animals you love and care about.
The Physical Body
I place the physical body first in line when discussing a holistic healing approach because we are all in physical form. Each of us, whether dog, cat, parrot or person has a physical body.
Food and Environment
In addition to the physical body, the physical aspect includes the diet a bird eats and the environment he or she lives in. Fresh water, food, nutrition—lack of nutrition—and the physical environment can either support or sabotage all healing efforts. Because avian malnutrition is still the leading cause of illness, disease and early death of parrots and finches feeding your birds a wholesome and nutritionally balanced selection of foods is the most important part of using a holistic healthcare approach with your birds. Because this entire website is dedicated to Ending Avian Malnutrition you’ve found the best place online for learning how to improve the quality of foods you feed your flock.
The Mental Aspect
This represents a parrot’s personal belief system. This includes decisions that have been made based on past experiences and the choices possible for an animal to make.
The Emotional Aspect
This describes the wide range of feelings and perceptions a parrot can have. In my experience birds are capable of perceiving sentiment as deeply as you or I. This is one reason why using my Animal Communication and Healing Work can easily assist the animals to heal through emotional traumas bringing each one to a place of inner calm and improved behaviors.
The Spiritual Aspect
This is the magic of life itself. Another way to think of it is the life force energy—that which gives life into physical form. I acknowledge that this quality contributes to the unique make-up of each individual and affirm that it is as tangible and viable as anything you can see or feel.
Holistic Healing Takes Time
Utilizing a holistic approach to healing is a process. Each parrot, or other animal, is a living, breathing, feeling, self-aware being. And each individual animal chooses his or her own path to wellness.
Especially when you’re using a ‘Balanced Exotic Avian Food Plan’ to promote health and wellness in your parrot, or finch, it takes time for the body to heal itself by regenerating healthy cells in place of diseased ones.