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How people treat animals

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Animal disease that since ancient times

In recent years, people have regular contact with animals in health benefits by showing increasing interest. Seen reports of this kind, for example, children with learning difficulties is that after swimming with dolphins has become smart, and adults after a heart attack in dogs help of rehabilitation. Such stories are usually based on personal narratives rather than written based on facts, but a growing number of scientific research but for those that provide a favorable environment for corroboration. Such studies are carried out in the last three decades, however, humans and animals has been in touch with each other for thousands of years, so the history of the treatment of some diseases related to animals is not surprising.

Dogs can help earliest description of patients seen in the ninth century BC Greek poet Homer’s works. In his poem referred to the health of the Greek god of horses, his extraordinary ability to saving lives through the Holy dogs and St. snake to reach the human body. It is said that blind dogs were licking saint can be resumed immediately after the vision, because the dog’s tongue was given sight. Historically, the Persian followers teach (the sixth century BC, the predecessor of the followers of Islam) is also regarded as gods to dogs. They believe that as long as the dogs looked at , his soul can enter into the afterlife. Not surprisingly, the dogs where they are respected, protected and love.

After after the ninth century AD, noted in Belgium ancient Seoul, animals have been used to treat people with disabilities. Gu noted that Seoul residents with disabilities to provide a wide range of family therapy, although the animal is not a primary means of treatment, but it does see it as an important complementary therapy.

Another use of animal therapy is recorded in history that took place in England Yorkshire York sanatorium. Sanatorium in the eighteenth century the nineties by the “Friends of society” was founded with the purpose of caring for a variety of mental patients. Patients in a caring atmosphere and understanding of access to treatment, which many other mental illness at the time the practice of different nursing homes. The nursing homes, certain types of treatment of animals used, the idea is to enable patients to the attachment with their biological show love, so learn to self-control. York Infirmary was successful in its attempt, other nursing homes also follow the example of some of its practices.

An important role in the treatment of pets is also recognized the nursing profession. 1859, Florence. Nightingale Nursing in her diary, wrote, pets often become the patient’s best partner, especially for long-term patients. She also wrote that for the trapped in the same room for several years for the paralyzed patients, sometimes raised in a cage of pet birds has become his only joy. Florence. Nightingale Perhaps some of the thinking ahead, she was on the view that if patients can feed and care of animals, it should encourage them to do, which benefit their rehabilitation, had distracted attention.

It is believed that the first use of animal therapy WA U.S. hospital is the city of St. Elizabeth Hospital, which was introduced in 1919 as a patient companion dogs. Try this treatment is based on France in the knowledge that occurred during the First World War taken. By artillery shells and shock of losing one’s sense of French soldiers in the establishment of friendship with the dogs was a consolation, the restoration of a stable mood. Forty years on behalf of the twentieth century, animal therapy to be used again. At that time, New York Army rehabilitation hospitals in coordination with the Red Cross, using animals to help the rehabilitation of World War II veterans. It is believed that injured patients and post-operative patients need to have some wholesome activities to relieve their pain. Hospital to formulate a positive way distract the attention of the experimental program. To encourage patients to treatment centers fed pig farms, cattle, horses and poultry, and with the local wild animal contact. The experiment was considered a success, unfortunately, was not continue.

It is said that the modern animal therapy is mainly through the United States in the sixties Boris psychologists. Levenson research work and the rise. Levenson occasionally found his dog with a mentally disordered harmonious scenes of children, the children do not want to talk with it directly, but is willing to work with the dog exchanges. This continuous exchange between the child eventually become the key to rehabilitation. Levenson continue successfully pets as part of his treatment program. He believed that the pets could play a guiding role, pediatric patients with pets first confidence-building, followed by confidence-building with a doctor. Levenson’s theory that the animal itself is not treatment, but can play a catalyst role in society, and lead to the promotion of social contacts, in order to open a problem with the patient to explore the channels.

Involved in pet therapy program

Boris. Levenson eccentric character of a children’s research work has not only pushed forward on the relationship between pet and human health research, but also facilitated the treatment of animals functions to explore. Levenson encourage exchanges with companion animals to achieve treatment goals. He advocated an active pet therapy study, but also to draw attention to the appropriate selection and training of animals for therapeutic purposes.

Levenson initial evaluation of the affirmative view is that the United States, Ohio, a psychiatric hospital. The hospital was keeping a number of dogs used for research work. However, the negative effects brought about by a dog barking sound is caused by the hospital staff complained. However, patients have been barking voice heard, and had refused to exchange with the staff of some patients are required to allow them with dogs with or care for these animals. In this way, patients and the initial exchanges between the dog has led to “the role of pet therapy” studies. Some hospitals refused to talk with the patients the opportunity to get along with pets. The initial goal was to build relationships with their pets and then extended to the establishment of the relationship between people and the establishment of a choice of different behavioral characteristics of dogs with different needs to match the patient procedures.

Choice of research subjects to the original patients are more traditional forms of treatment without any reaction. Carried out in selected pet psychotherapy experiment 30 target species of two refused to accept pets, but the remaining 28 patients have improved the situation. Would have looked indifferent, unwilling to communication and self-centered to assume the care of patients in the process of pet species gradually develop an independent attitude of self-esteem. Hospital patients who initially worried about getting along with the pet will be excluded from the process of establishing relations with others. But later found that patients in the first to get along with the dog alone for some time, dogs have become wards of a social catalyst. On the other patients also play an active role so that they can also become infected. Although the experiment in the absence of reference conducted, but also in contact with animals, while still a combination of traditional treatment, but it is very clear that animals do have a potential therapeutic effect, because the original object of these studies a refusal to adopt the single traditional forms of treatment.

Pets in the treatment of the environment a major role in communication between doctor and patient relationship. Some do not want to talk with a doctor close to or patients in contact with pets often face when the show exciting and lively expression. With pets to play and conversation, some can not get along with patients and society began to chat with people. There is the presence of pets, regardless of conversation for pets or for another person, people will talk easier. Because animals can not speak, even if unable to communicate with patients can also get along with animals and have a sense of security. Once they feel that the establishment of intimate relationships with animals, they will feel secure enough to feel with others. In many similar circumstances, animals can play a tremendous help, often play a complementary treatment. Although the animal is not a panacea, does not necessarily work every time, but they will undoubtedly occupy an important place in the treatment of the field.