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Cats, holistic healers

Cats aren't just adorable, friendly companions. They also have benefits for our health. Whether it is through their funny behaviors or their interactions with us, here are some benefits they bring us on a daily basis.


According to several studies, cat owners have a 30 to 40% lower risk of dying from a heart attack compared to those who do not.

This comes from the frequency of the purring they emit, which act directly on the heart rate.

Having a lower heart rate reduces blood pressure and stress levels.

In addition, cat owners have been shown to be less likely to suffer from depression, high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, and they tend to go to the doctor less often.

The purring of cats also helps promote healing and even bone density.


Having a cat in the house is good for the whole family.

For children, the cat allows them to strengthen their immunity, to escape allergies and asthma.

Some studies claim that the presence of a cat in the home allows children to be empowered very early on by learning to take care of each other, to work more concentrated, to respect a more fragile being and to acquire a better esteem.of themselves.Best of all, the cat relaxes and reassures children, especially if they are afraid of the dark.


The sweet presence of the cat will soothe and lower the blood pressure of our elders and allow them a more restful sleep.In addition, the cat will come to fill the lack of affection which they sometimes lack through the caresses.

This is why recently, the EHPAD and specialized establishments accept that their residents bring or come to live with their companion, in order to come to relieve the daily loneliness which inhabit them.


Ronrontherapy is a phenomenon that has grown in recent years. Jean-Yves Gauchet, veterinarian in Toulouse at the origin of purring therapy explains: "After injuries or fractures, cats have five times less sequelae than dogs and regain their shape three times faster. Hence the hypothesis of an authentic remedial action of purring: by emitting this sound, cats are more resistant to dangerous situations ".

More and more physiotherapists and orthopedists are using sound vibrations in stages at low frequencies (similar to those emitted by cats) to treat fractures, injuries and accelerate healing. Cats vibrate in this way when they fall asleep, but also when they are in pain or are immersed in intense stressful situations.

"Listening to this sweet noise leads to the production of serotonin, the hormone of happiness, involved in the quality of our sleep and our mood" adds Jean-Yves Gauchet.

Finally, thanks to the pheromones that we emit, cats are able to detect our distress and instinctively come upon us to purr.


To finish, a small zoom on 3 of the works of Jean-Yves Gauchet, which you can find on sale in all the bookstores.

-Ronrontherapy - Instructions for use (HS Journal Effervesciences)

-My cat and I take care of each other!

-Adopt a cat: to find the cat of your life!

If you want to complete your learning and better improve your daily life, I recommend the following book:

Learn to think and act like a cat by Stéphane Garnier and Laurie Hawkes. Tested and approved by myself!

Tokela Isha


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