Modalities such as TTouch and Reiki are not a substitute for veterinary treatment, but they can work hand and hand with conventional medicine so well.
Marlowe is a lovely, sweet orange male cat who recently came into BARC Shelter. Possibly due to a reaction to an antibiotic, he ended up with many patches of itchy skin. He was switched to another antibiotic, and is now being giving a steroid to help with the skin issues, so that got him on the right path.
Meanwhile, my friend Betty K, a longtime volunteer at the shelter, discovered that Marlowe really responded to little circular TTouches on his head with a paintbrush. By using the paintbrush and doing the TTouches on his head, she is able to avoid touching the itchy areas, which are primarily on his body.