In all of her appointments, Dr. Laurel uses Applied Kinesiology (AK)*, which is a muscle testing system that allows the practitioner to tap into energetic disturbances and weaknesses in the physical, chemical and emotional body.
A dis-eased body results from very subtle micro-changes on deep levels. Since the arenas where these changes occur are so subtle and difficult to read by any conventional method, we call them “vibrational frequencies.” These deteriorations can be caused by physical infections, genetic weaknesses, trapped emotions, or all of these.
That’s where AK comes in.
This unique method allows us to tap into the energetic disturbances, giving us clues about what is going on in the body and emotions of your animal friend.
When we combine the physical exam, a detailed history, bloodwork, applied kinesiology and animal interpretation, we are able to fully evaluate your furry friend and determine customized, patient-specific modalities, supplements and diet.
Each body’s needs are different and each body holds the answer to what it needs.
When she began practicing this modality, Dr. Laurel was struck by its potential to help her provide truly holistic and individualized care for her patients. Finally, she could offer healing that honored her intuitive connection with the companion animals she treated. As that connection grew and matured, her practice evolved to include applied kinesiology and animal intuitive sessions.
Our approach to Applied Kinesiology at Sunvet Animal Wellness Clinic melds Dr. Laurel’s veterinary expertise with her ability to deeply listen to your animal friend, allowing them to express to her (and you) their needs, wants and wishes for their treatment and life in general.
What to Expect in Your Appointment
For the AK session, your cat or dog will be in the room with you and the practitioner, usually Dr. Laurel. Your furry friend’s presence in the space is all that’s needed for the doctor to use the AK tools of her trade to dive into the specifics that, joined with the results of physical tests and labs, help her understand their physical and emotional condition, needs, and other issues that need to be addressed.
Companion animals are wise and sensitive creatures, and AK sessions are a good opportunity to get to know your cat or dog a little better and discover their motivations, fears, and personality. Often, surprising insights surface in the AK sessions, including intimate and hilarious details from your animal about their relationships and how they relate to and experience the world around them.
These insights range from expressing concern for their human’s spiritual, emotional, or physical well-being or telling how their environment and the relationships between their human family members are causing them stress, to confessions for why they are really peeing in the house.
Dogs especially love to tell us how they view their place in the pack, like Sunvet patient, Rosie, a darling Sealyham Terrier, who told her caretaker, “she was superior to her brothers” and viewed herself as a queen.
And sometimes, they are just plain ol’ tattle tales, like Auggie, the Sheltie:
“Dr. Laurel is a dog whisperer. My Sheltie told on me for feeding her pizza crust and chocolate cookies, and Dr. Laurel heard her. Darnedest thing ever happened. I’m a believer.”-Bob Presley
Applied kinesiology and animal intuitive sessions are a foundational procedure at the basis of the heart-centered and holistic care we prioritize at Sunvet Animal Wellness Clinic.
Read what our clients have to say about their experiences with our unique approach:
“Dr. Laurel has a way with animals beyond what I have ever experienced with a vet. I learned so much from her about my pet’s needs and how my pet’s behaviors reflected what was happening at home. She told me what my pet was trying to ask for from the family. She is amazing… go experience it for yourself!”– Kathy Hartley
Learn More About Sunvet
- Sunvet’s philosophy
- Our thoughts on animal-human relationships
- Meet Dr. Laurel Davis
- Schedule an appointment at our Asheville NC clinic
Learn more about Applied Kinesiology:
- Nambudripad, Devi, MD. Say Goodbye to Illness. Buena Park, CA: Delta Publishers, 1999.
- DeHaan, Roger, DVM. ‘Kinesiology: When You Need the Right Answer, Ask. The Body’. Natural Horse Magazine. Volume 1, Issue 3, April 1999 – Special Features.
Applied Kinesiology is not recognized by the N.C.V.M.B as veterinary medicine, and it cannot be used to diagnose medical issues. The information contained on this website and the representatives of Sunvet Animal Wellness Clinic, Inc. make no attempt to portray applied kinesiology as a diagnostic tool or as a substitute for veterinary medicine.