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  1. The Healing Properties of Nature and Animals

    Contributor(s):: Ravmeet Ruby Bains

    The following piece is intended to enlighten readers on alternative healing modalities as a substitute for traditional therapeutic interventions. The study reviews wide-ranging literature on ecotherapy and animal-assisted therapy. The objective is not to compare well-known therapies, such as...

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...

  3. The search for the cure : exploring the mystery behind the importance of animal therapy, music therapy, and weighted vests on children who have autism

    Contributor(s):: Hailey Paver

    The number of people diagnosed with autism has been dramatically increasing over the last ten years. It is estimated that in the next decade there will be more than four million people on the autism spectrum. There is a mystery surrounding autism in the world today, and that is because the cause...

  4. The knowledge, perception and utilization of equine chiropractic by horse riders in KwaZulu-Natal

    Contributor(s):: Kirsten Moya Snow

    Background:  Horses are unlike most animals as they take part in equine sports and thus are athletic animals.  Comparable to a human athlete, horses are prone to sports related injuries and disease. Equine  chiropractic has shown to be one of the most utilized forms of...

  5. Social work professionals' knowledge and implementation of innovative therapies for adults with cancer

    Contributor(s):: Sneed, Deborah J., Walter, Lindsay M.

  6. How equine facilitated psychotherapists describe their experiences with adults diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

    Contributor(s):: Thiel, Jennifer M.

  7. Animal-assisted therapy : the positive effects that therapy animals provide to children with emotional/behavorial disorders

    Contributor(s):: Lemke, Daniel J.

  8. Autism spectrum disorder: A review of the current understanding of pathophysiology and complementary therapies in children

    Contributor(s):: Robson, Belinda

  9. Trends, Theories, and Treatments for Autism

    Contributor(s):: Horowitz, Sala

  10. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches in the Treatment of PTSD

    Contributor(s):: Wynn, G. H.

  11. When horses heal: a qualitative inquiry into Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Esbjorn, Ritu Janice

  12. Cat Caf├ęs, Affective Labor, and the Healing Boom in Japan

    Contributor(s):: Plourde, Lorraine

  13. Integrating evidence-based treatments for PTSD with CAM practices

    Contributor(s):: Hoge, Charles W.

  14. The role of complementary and alternative medicine in end-of-life care

    Contributor(s):: Dorfman, Julia, Denduluri, Sandeep, Walseman, Kathryn, Bregman, Benjamin

  15. Animal-assisted therapy and equine-assisted therapy in Canada: surveying the current state of the field, its practitioners, and its practices

    Contributor(s):: Schlote, Sarah M.

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and equine-assisted therapy/learning (EAT/L) are innovative techniques in counselling, psychotherapy, mental health, coaching, and other personal growth interventions. Although this field has experienced tremendous growth in the United States, very little is known...

  16. Dog-assisted Therapy for Older People with Dementia: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Residential Aged Care Facilities

    Contributor(s):: Perkins, Jacqueline

  17. Effects of a dog walking program with older adults in long-term care

    Contributor(s):: Shea, Susan M.

  18. Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

    Contributor(s):: Petitto, Carol C.

  19. Exploring equine assisted therapy programs for treating students with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Sullivan, Alison A.

  20. An experimental analysis of the effects of therapeutic horseback riding on the behavior of children with autism

    Contributor(s):: Hyman, Sarah R.