Seven years ago, I watched a Native American medicine
man perform a "Spinal Alignment" on a fellow holistic veterinarian
in Minnesota. He used herbs, essential oils and hot water on the spine.
Four years later, I got the opportunity to work closely with a Lakota
Sioux medicine woman in Idaho, who did a similar healing on a woman with
MS. I attended a doctors' conference in Scottsdale, Arizona in March of
'99 and observed a woman receive raindrop therapy from Dr. Gary Young,
a naturopath and leading authority in the science of essential oils. The
patient was in her early fifties, had severe scoliosis and spinal pain.
After this raindrop treatment, she grew over one inch, her deviation lessened
over 50%, and she was pain free.
It seemed to me that the universe was guiding me to
utilize such a treatment in my own practice. The very next morning, I
woke up with a clear vision of how much this treatment would help horses
and their riders. Since then I have developed a technique for animals,
especially horses, and produced a video that explains clearly how to do
the technique yourself.
This revolutionary therapy is easy to do for your horse.
It is beneficial for the person applying the oils and for any animal close
enough to smell the oils, as the scent triggers a response within the
hypothalamus almost immediately. It is not a cure-all, but it is a wonderful
way to keep horses healthy and comfortable in their bodies. It is also
a powerful addition to antibiotics when fighting an infection because
it assists in strengthening the immune system. It pulls viruses and toxins
out of the system and balances the structural and electrical alignment
of the horse.
Raindrop Therapy has been an important addition to my
treatment of EPM horses. I use it preventatively before a long trip, for
instance, from California to Calgary, and especially when European horses
come out of quarantine. It is extremely helpful in boosting the horses'
immune systems and helps them to realign with the electromagnetics of
a new continent. I suggest all barns carry the oils with them, and have
interested owners take part in this treatment. A physical therapist who
is familiar with the horse, or a groom, who has healing hands and an interest
in the horses' well-being, can also learn and perform this treatment.
Raindrop Therapy integrates layering of essential oils
on or near the spine and down the inside of the hind legs, using vitaflex
techniques, with massage and damp heat on the horse's spine. It takes
40-60 minutes to perform, but the oils will continue to work in the body
for up to one week. The oils used will reduce inflammation, and are anti-viral
and anti-microbial. The principal oils used in this technique are thyme,
oregano, cypress, birch, basil, marjoram and peppermint. In this day and
age, we must look into higher frequency medicines because so many bacteria
are becoming resistant to antibiotics. It is happening in human medicine
faster than in veterinary medicine, but it is still obvious that penicillin
and Gentocin do not always work as well as they should. Many of the conventional
medicines that used to work so well for us are becoming obsolete.
Linda Allen wrote an article in the Summer 2000 issue
of this journal about INTEGRITY. I appreciate the scope with which she
sees the industry, as she encourages everyone, from the casual rider,
who shows only a few times a year, to the Chefs d'Equipe of the Olympic
Teams, to step back and take a look at the role they play in the sport
as a whole. She says at the end, "as the century unfolds, perhaps
we should band together and make a concerted effort to hold our sport,
and all those in it, to a new and higher standard." I enjoy this
sport immensely and am so grateful that I can go to shows to compete as
well as to treat many of my patients. I love the sport and the horses,
and, with great integrity, I share this Raindrop Therapy as well as other
holistic modalities with you.
It is my intent to compliment your primary veterinarian's
health care program. To succeed in this industry, it takes a team of professionals:
trainers, rider/owners, farriers, veterinarians, physical therapists and
horse handlers, who are willing to communicate and work with the same
goal in mind. Unfortunately, I have been part of teams where there was
little communication. As a result, too much needless work occurred, on
everyone's part, because we were not all on the same page. This creates
chaos, is a waste of energy, and it is usually the horse that suffers
in the end. I chose a win/win in all my relationships with man and animal.
If more of us would embrace this concept, the world would be a better
It is your responsibility as a horse owner or trainer
to take part in your horses' physical and emotional health. After all,
if it weren't for these magnificent four-legged creatures we would never
be a part of such an extraordinary sport. Make sure you are aware of what
is happening to them and why.
Dr. Mack is a holistic veterinarian who has been specializing in performance
horses for ten years. She competes in the jumper division and is available
at most of the major west coast shows, including Spruce Meadows, to treat
horses. It is her strong desire to create a holistic wellness and training
center in Southern California where horses can come for a week or for
months to recover from injuries, or just to have preventative holistic
treatment while they stay in work, so they don't lose condition. She was
one of the first women to graduate from Columbia University, and received
her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has dedicated
her life to the conscious practice of holistic medicine on animals with
her primary focus on sport horse medicine.
Dr. Mack's video or DVD on Equine Raindrop Therapy and The Quick Reference Guide
for the Equine Raindrop Therapy Video/DVD is available from Quantum Specialties.
Phone Tesla at (605) 722-3325 or e-mail her at email@example.com
The video/DVD offers a clear and concise explanation that empowers most horse
owners to perform Raindrop Therapy. It also provides an introduction and
understanding of essential oils and how they can be used therapeutically.
The video/DVD retails for $39.95.
The Quick Reference Guide is something to take along with you to the barn
and retails for $16.00.
* Eleven completely laminated pages.
* Sturdy coil binding.
* Simple and easy to read with step by step instructions.
* Illustrations and helpful tips.
* A full page to make your own notes with a wet-erase marker.
* There is also room for notes on the back of each page.
Equine Raindrop Therapy is a simple and powerful treatment for the horse.
It enhances the immune system, alleviates pain along the spine and generally
invigorates the horse. Tesla also incorporates Reiki into the therapy
session as indicated on an individual basis.
This includes travel within the Northern Black Hills (approximately a
60 mile radius from my studio), all Young Living therapeutic grade essential
oils and training if interested in assisting and learning Dr. Mack's Equine
Raindrop technique. Tesla incorporates Reiki into the 90 minute session.
Individual contracts for extended travel and additional essential oils
or energy work with the horse.
to order the Young Living Raindrop Technique kit #3137, which includes
all the oils you will need to get started.
All of the oils, which include Aroma Siez, Basil, Cypress, Marjoram, Oregano,
Peppermint, Wintergreen, Thyme, Valor, Ortho Ease Massage Oil, and a Massage
Oil Base can also be ordered in larger quantities individually. If you
need assistance in placing an order call Tesla at (605) 722-3325 or e-mail