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Headline News 2010 Winter Issue

Headline News 2010 Winter Issue

Chi Institute has donated $30,000 to University of Florida resident program and $4,000 to AATCVM Research Foundation to sponsor TCVM scientific research projects.

 

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Monday, November 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1980)/Comments (0)/
Kidney Qi Deficiency Leading to Urinary Incontinence and Hind end Weakness

Kidney Qi Deficiency Leading to Urinary Incontinence and Hind end Weakness

By Mitsie Vargas DVM, CVA -Winter Haven, FL

This case presented as a consult to evaluate quality of life and possible euthanasia of a 13.7 year old female spayed miniature Schnauzer named Muffin. Six months prior to presentation she experienced pancreatitis and was hospitalized for one week. The owner noticed progressive urinary incontinence and hind end weakness with muscle tremors since then... 


Monday, November 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3479)/Comments (0)/
How I Treat Wei and Bi Syndrome with TCVM

How I Treat Wei and Bi Syndrome with TCVM

By Bruce Ferguson, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT

TCVM is such an effective medical system because it is both integrative and individuated. By integrative I mean that we commonly combine acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui-na, and food therapies into a treatment regimen. Individuation implies that we seek the actual energetic disharmony in our patients before choosing treatment strategies rather than merely treating a broad disease “name” in all patients with the same strategies without considering their unique status1.
Monday, November 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (9465)/Comments (0)/
Fearful Dog Treated with TCVM

Fearful Dog Treated with TCVM

by Connie L. Clemons-Chevis, DVM, CVA, CVT, CVCH

History: A 2 year old, intact female, Portuguese water dog was brought in for loss of confidence and not performing well in high performance trials. When the dog was four months old she was very confident, out-going and the owner described her as being "a cock on the walk". At six months of age the dog started showing and did okay. At eight months of age, after some emotional trauma, the dog started acting fearful, running from strangers and acting very insecure, and loose, diarrheic stool. The dog was on Anxiety drops and was fed fish and meat-based kibble with fruits, veggies and grains. On a scale of 0-10 with 0 being the worst and 10 being the best, the dog rated a 3.
Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2213)/Comments (0)/
Rescue Horse Helped with TCVM

Rescue Horse Helped with TCVM

by Beth Hirsch, DVM

Robinson is a rescue horse, who is living in retirement. He initially presented for intermittent wet "squirts" of water following fecal production. He is always lame due to an old injury resulting in advanced arthritis in his left knee and old injury near the left front coronary band. He has difficulty lying down and getting back up, worse when it is damp and cold outside. "Robbie" is somewhat friendly and laid back, but seems to prefer routine and can be a bit reserved. He gets along with his pasture-mates for the most part, but sometimes gets grumpy and bites the cow who lives with him. Robbie’s owner’s goal is to improve his quality of life and comfort level. Robinson was seen four times over 2 months. The first treatment focused on the Spleen Qi deficiency and diarrhea, which resolved completely after the first treatment. Remaining visits focused on treating his TCVM pattern by tonifying Kidney Qi and Yang, tonifying the spleen to help eliminate damp and moving Qi to relieve pain associated with the arthritis in his left front knee and lower limb. By his last treatment obbie was doing very well, with barely noticeable lameness some days, good attitude and no diarrhea. At this time herbal treatment was chosen to extend his comfort and time between acupuncture treatments.
Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1569)/Comments (0)/
Cat with Spinal Injury Unable to Defecate

Cat with Spinal Injury Unable to Defecate

by Susan J. Colbassani, VMD

"Jack" is a 5 year old, 10 lb. neutered male domestic shorthair cat. In October of 2006 he presented, after being hit by a car, with a badly mangled right hind leg and spinal trauma. The turned him over to the veterinarian. It was necessary to amputate the injured leg, but even with neurologic deficits in the tail and remaining leg, he was able to ambulate well and live a normal life.
Sunday, August 1, 2010/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2206)/Comments (0)/
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