Stella was brought to my office because for the entire 14 years of her life, she lived in fear.  The little Terrier mix dog trembled when she looked at me and scrambled to hide behind her caretaker.  Stella’s caretaker had tried many types of treatment and medications and none had worked.  Everything frightened her; noises, people, other pets, life itself.  When the dishwasher was turned on, she trembled to the point that she wet herself.

I spent several appointments visiting with Stella and her caretaker, trying to make some sense as to why she was so frightened and why nothing that had been used for her fear had not the slightest benefit.  I decided that I needed to dig deeper into Stella’s energetic profile and look at the development of her energetic body.  I needed to go back to the beginning and find out what happened at the beginning.  The time when her chakras were being formed.

When I evaluated Stella’s chakras, it was not surprising that her root chakra was blocked and dysfunctional.  The root chakra imbalance also affected her sacral chakra, leading to an imbalance of the brachial chakra as well.  Her caretaker explained that Stella had been exposed to prolonged fearful energy while she was a young puppy.  The color that was in the root chakra was violet, the wave pattern of the third-eye chakra, creating severe insecurity.  Instead of being able to feel grounded, her reality was one of poor judgment, lack of trust, fear and lack of individuality.

Stella is now balanced. And, as you can see, this energetic balance is incredibly important to the life of your pet.

Pets unlike people, have eight major chakras and several minor chakras.  These energetic wheels are just as important for mental, emotional and physical health in pets as they are in people.

The eight major chakras found in pets, in order of development, are as follows:

The Root Chakra

Development: Before birth to 6 months

Sanskrit name: muladhara

It is responsible for the energetic development of the physical body and deals with survival and connection to the physical earth.

The root chakra is what grounds the individual and when this chakra is blocked or altered, the individual becomes insecure, fearful to the point of phobias, and lack of confidence.

The root chakra is responsible for the physical body’s immune system and lower body strength.


Low-back pain, immune deficiency, diarrhea and/or constipation.  Hip dysplasia has been linked to the root chakra.

Color wave pattern: red

Location: In the spine at the base of the tail.

The Sacral Chakra

Sanskrit name: svadhisthana

The Sacral chakra is responsible for relationships with other individuals, hence the association with the sex glands.  It also plays a major role with emotions.


Pets that are weaned too early will often have improperly developed sacral chakras and without correction, will be highly sensitive their entire lives.

The sacral chakra is also responsible for kidney and urinary bladder problems.

Color wave pattern: orange

Location: The sacral chakra is located at the spine at the level below the navel

The Solar Plexus Chakra

Sanskrit name: manipura

The energy associated with this chakra is responsible for the pet’s personal strength or will power.  Confidence comes from this chakra’s energy and also provides those “gut feelings” that appear.

It is responsible for the abdominal organ function and is a major factor for the health of the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gall bladder and spleen.

Imbalanced: The pet may show symptoms of diabetes, food allergies, vomiting/diarrhea and obesity.  Most skin problems are linked to imbalanced solar plexus chakra.

Emotionally, this chakra imbalance causes insomnia, inability to focus or concentrate, compulsive behavior and eating disorders like pica or eating grass obsessively.

Color wave pattern: yellow

Location: at the spine below the “V” in the chest wall

The Heart Chakra

Sanskrit name: anahata

As we would expect is associated with the heart and its emotion is love, peace and joy.  The heart chakra is the transition chakra that connects the spirit with the body. The heart chakra is in charge of the heart, lungs, front legs and paws and breast.  Emotions from caretakers associated with grieving and sadness will often affect the pet’s heart chakra.

Imbalanced: The individual feels apathetic or detached.  Physical symptoms of an imbalanced heart chakra may present as asthma, pneumonia, heart and vascular problems.  Breast cancer has been linked to this chakra.

Color wave pattern: green

Location: found at the spine, just below the neck

The Brachial Chakra

The brachial chakra the extra chakra only found in the pet and it is responsible for the energetic bond that develops between the pet and human caretaker.  Since its development is after the heart chakra and its wave color is pink, it would be considered between the heart and throat chakras.

Imbalanced: Proper development or blockage of the brachial chakra will keep the pet from developing the trust that it needs for its caretaker.  Pets that have been moved from home to home or back and forth to the animal shelter often have imbalanced brachial chakras.  Unless the brachial chakra is re-balanced, it is likely that the pet will never feel secure in any home.

Color wave pattern: pink

Location: a bilateral chakra located above each shoulder blade and joins at the back of the neck

Note: There have been questions as to whether the placement of microchips (energetic source) in this location might alter the function of the brachial chakra.

The Throat Chakra

Sanskrit name: vishuddha

This chakra is responsible for communication.  Even though pets do not use human words, they still rely on communication to function.

Pack mentality is derived from this chakra as well as the ability for the pet to express itself.  This chakra is also responsible for purring in cats.


May be expressed as poor coping skills or anxiety as well as physical symptoms such as thyroid imbalance, dental disease, nasal or sinus problems.

Color wave pattern: blue

Location: in the throat area near the neck

Third-eye Chakra

Sanskrit name: ajna

This energetic center is associated with intuitive abilities and because our pets don’t have the developed forebrain that humans have, it is a very vital chakra.  The third-eye chakra, when balanced, provides the insight of interconnectedness that pets experience.  Their awareness of the connection between themselves and their caretaker gives them that telepathic ability to be aware of the intent of others.

The third-eye chakra is responsible for the sensory ability of the individual.  Perception of seeing, hearing, touch, taste and smelling arise from this energy.  The physical body associated with this chakra is the brain (and central nervous system, pineal and pituitary gland, eyes and ears.

Imbalanced: Symptoms may include seizures, stroke, deafness, glaucoma or other eye disease or personality changes.  Senior pets with vestibular disease will often have the sixth chakra involved.

Color wave pattern: indigo-colored

Location: between the eyes in the area of the forehead

The Crown Chakra

Sanskrit name: sahasrara

The energetic connection to God or Divine Consciousness.  It is responsible for awareness of the Truth.

Imbalanced: It is difficult to detect specific symptoms of imbalanced crown chakras since this energy affects all of the other chakras significantly.  In people, there is a loss of imagination, optimism and direction.  Some neurological dysfunctions such as cognitive disease (dementia) has been associated with this chakra.

Location: top of the head

Color wave pattern: violet

Each energetic chakra not only has a specific effect on the individual’s mental, emotional and physical health, it also affects the functions of the other chakras.  Each chakra must be in balance for the entire energetic body to perform normally.

Balancing the energy of your pet is actually much easier than you might believe.

For the past 20 years I have used acupuncture to restore and maintain balance in the health of thousands of pets.

But, you don’t have to be a veterinarian to do this. In fact, I have created a course that teaches you how to do acupuncture on your pet in your own home.

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In this course you will learn how to use acupuncture to heal all these conditions:

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