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Acupuncture in Equine Sports Medicine

Acupuncture in Equine Sports Medicine

by Marilyn Maler, DVM, Dipl, ACVSMR, Alachua, FL

The use of acupuncture in equine sports medicine is very common today, and it is used by performance horse veterinarians to a varied spectrum of depth. Many practitioners, myself included, are fully integrative and use many modalities including traditional diagnostics and medicines as well as TCVM to approach cases. I also observed, when reconnecting with past Chi Institute students, that some practitioners have done a complete paradigm shift after their education at the Chi Institute and practice using only TVCM principles. There are also some practitioners who do not practice acupuncture on a daily basis but frequently use the Jing-Luo diagnostic scan to help localize an issue.    
Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2116)/Comments (0)/
Two Stories on Canines Swallowing Needles

Two Stories on Canines Swallowing Needles

Case reports from various veterinarians

How would you react if an animal swallow a needle during a session? Read two case reports from veterinarians who have experienced this and theirs and Dr. Xie's responses to the issue.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2789)/Comments (0)/
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How I Stumbled Upon TCVM

How I Stumbled Upon TCVM

by Marilyn Maler, DVM, Dipl, ACVSMR, Alachua, FL

Similar to the career adventures of many of my TCVM colleagues, I did not go in search of veterinary acupuncture … it found me. After graduation from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, I accepted a job at a mixed practice hospital in South Florida. Once, one of my favorite clients insisted that I went to her farm to observe an all-day acupuncture/chiropractic clinic provided by an out-of-area veterinarian. This client made it clear that she wanted ME to learn acupuncture and chiropractic so that I could provide her with those services. I had no intention of adding acupuncture or chiropractic to my practice, but I figured I should humor my client and at least show up for a couple of hours.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2373)/Comments (0)/
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TCVM to Treat Complications of an Epidural in a Dairy Cow

TCVM to Treat Complications of an Epidural in a Dairy Cow

by Steph Rhebergen, DVM, Abbotsford BC, Canada

A two-year old purebred red-and-white Holstein cow was referred for acupuncture a day after complications from an epidural during an embryo transfer procedure. The cow had collapsed after the administration of the epidural and was unable to rise for about two hours. When she was finally able to get up, she exhibited mild ataxia, decreased perineal tone, abdominal pressing to defecate and abnormal tail carriage. The owner said her appetite had decreased and she appeared to be uncomfortable.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2168)/Comments (0)/
Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger)

Sheng Jiang (Fresh Ginger)

Herbal Story

Confucius claimed that the key to longevity was fresh ginger. Even modern research has found many benefits to eating fresh ginger.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1713)/Comments (0)/
TCVM Treatment for Fractures in a Dog

TCVM Treatment for Fractures in a Dog

by Li-Chuan Tsai DVM, MS, Taiwan (graduated from the 2013 Chi Institute Taiwan Veterinary Acupuncture class)

The patient is an eight-month-old, female intact, mongrel dog. She was hit by a car one week before her presentation, unable to stand and walk after the accident. She had no voluntary urination and the owner had to compress her caudal abdomen to help her urinate. Also, she showed depression, anorexia, and hindquarter paralysis.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2532)/Comments (0)/
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