The Water Type Cat

Acupuncture Lessons Learned from My Cat

The Water Type CatI have a young cat who has not done well with the two moves in three months that we went through.  He mews constantly at night.   I’ve had him to the vet, the animal communicator and a friend of a friend is doing some shamanic work with him from a distance.   The general impression is that this cat is terrified.  He is afraid to the core of his being.  He doesn’t even know what it is to feel safe, although since I have had him he has always been a safe and loved indoor only cat.  One of my other cats is very easy-going and my Siamese was more into withdrawal from him than any aggression when she was upset by his presence.

Clearly, he’s a water type cat.  I have no idea how he will come into his wisdom but I am working with him to feel safer.  It’s hard to watch him, knowing that many of his problematic behaviors stem from fears.  I’ve leaned a few things to remember in working with him.  First, he might be fear based, which suggests kidneys, a good play time workout does wonders for him for the next evening.   My husband has been doing some clicker training with him and I think this builds some self-confidence and does wonders for him.  I’d tend to think of those as more liver related but it seems to help the kidney fearfulness. Perhaps because the liver is stronger and can feed back to the kidneys the needed energies to handle what is going on.

I think we all need to remember to treat the whole body in any patient.  It’s important to remember how even the smallest changes in organs that don’t seem part of a diagnosis may change the whole picture.   Very often in diagnosis, we try so hard to only treat what is really necessary without seeing that building up another organ that may need just a little attention can be the key to healing the whole body.

The issues this young cat have are great but I have hopes that something will work for him. I am incredibly grateful to the wonderful people who have just stepped in and offered their assistance to me.

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Bonnie Koenig has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999. She is passionate about helping people find real healing and real health. In the process she keeps asking about our attitudes towards sickness and health. Only by being clear on what sickness is, can we ever find health.

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