Archive for July 31, 2013

Roll over Freud: Rise of Animal Therapy

 

(CNN) — Beasts of burden, winners of wars and beloved as the sport of Kings — now horses are being used to cure the ills of modern life.

From the time ancient Egyptians worshiped feline deities, animals have been viewed as a source of strength and healing.

Renowned psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud believed dogs helped his patients relax during sessions, while the Soviets used dolphins to treat people with mental health disorders in the 1980s.

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