The Healing Purr
by Dr. Kim Bloomer
I’ve been doing some reading on the healing behind the cat’s purr. I found it so fascinating, so I decided to share with you.
Growing up we always had cats and dogs. My paternal grandmother was always fond of Siamese cats so there was always at least one around. I really love hanging around with a cat just listening to it purr and even better, having one hanging around on my lap purring. It’s no wonder too after finding out about what that purr is all about and it isn’t just about contentment. In fact, it’s so much more.
A friend on a holistic cat group I belong to sent this article into our group:
Now You Can Take Back One Half the Awful Things You’ve Said About Cats. This article starts off like this “In the latest issue of Alternatives for the Health-Conscious Individual by Dr. David Williams, he talks about some interesting research in vibrations. He says that researchers have found that vibrations or energy currents in the range of 20 to 50 Hz stimulates bone growth. The production of the body’s natural anti-inflammatory compounds is increased.”
Well I know a bit about frequencies from aromatherapy and from a great book by Dr. David Stewart, Healing Oils of the Bible which I refer to a lot when I’m doing our weekly online radio show (that’s podcast to you techies).
For a body to be well and in a state where disease can’t touch it, several factors are necessary. One of those is having the body in a proper alkaline/acid balance. Another is electrical frequency.
In a human body a healthy person will have a frequency of around 62-68 MHz. The lower it dips, the more serious an illness and/or disease. The essential oils (unadulterated, therapeutic grade) have frequencies of between 52-320 MHz with the rose oil being the highest. I got roses for Valentine’s Day and wow, just smelling them is awesome. Now I understand why my grandmother had roses growing everywhere and where she got all her energy!
Back to frequencies and we’re getting to the purr in cats in my usual round about way. Optimal frequency for bone stimulation (and healing) is 50 MHz. And you guessed it –a cat’s purr frequencies at 25-50 MHz which just happens to be the best frequency for bone growth and fracture healing!
It’s interesting that when a cat is seriously injured and in obvious pain or very ill, they’ll purr. They can be a little stray, hungry and not well and they’ll be purring when you find them. You thought it was because they were happy to be rescued huh? Well I’m sure they are but they are also doing what nature provided for them to help heal themselves -purring for wellness.
I also found out that if you have 3 cats in a room all purring, the frequency is about 120 MHz, so if you want some good healing going on in your home you might want to consider getting a cat or two or ten.
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Dr. Kim Bloomer is a certified animal naturopath and published author, consulting on canine nutrition and wellness. She hosts the internet radio show, Animal Talk Naturally with colleague Dr. Jeannie Thomason. The two are also the Founders of the American Council of Animal Naturopathy. In addition, Dr. Kim is a proficient blogger and writer on natural pet health, having co-authored the book Whole Health for Happy Dogs and authored the book Animals Taught Me That. Dr. Kim’s articles have been featured in various publications such as Animal Wellness, Natural Horse, Dogs Naturally, NM Breeze, Raw Instincts, and the Pet Connection magazines. Website:www.AspenbloomPetCare.com
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