Does Your Pet Have Fear Issues That Do Not Make Sense ? It May Come From Their Parents Or Even Grandparents


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So this is interesting… Sometimes it is really hard to figure out why your pup is terrified of something  that other dogs are not  even concerned about.

Why are  some dogs are scared of fireworks or loud noises and others are not even bothered. How come  some dogs love the water and others are sure “it is going to kill them”. It turns out that fear or lack there of may have been passed down from their parents or possibly even their grandparents.

New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations.

According to the Telegraph, Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, said: ”From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.

Another good example of this is children who are afraid of dogs that have never had a bad encounter with one. People usually surmise that one of the parents are afraid, which is true;but according to this study, that fear may already be programmed into the child’s DNA. So it runs deep and then is    re- enforced by the parents actions…

Rescue dogs who are fearful most likely have had a bad experience but their mom or dad may have had something happen as well that is programmed into their DNA ….so just something to consider

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In TCM ( Traditional Chinese Medicine) Fear is housed in the kidneys and to make it even more interesting the kidneys house prenatal chi or in western speak genetics, so it all kind of ties together and is a solid clue to help solve the fear puzzle.

Here are are two points that may help with fear based issues both Kidney points….


KI3 top of the hock thin skin your fingers will slide into it on the inside of the back leg KI3  is a source point good for the kidneys which house original or prenatal chi. Fear is also housed in the Kidneys so this is a good point to dispel that.

KI 27   found between the sternum and the first rib and 2nd rib two fingers off the ventral midline good point for immune mediated disorders  brings up and releases old issues, great calming and release point do this after KI3

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