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Osteoarthritis / Bony Bi Syndrome and the Use of TCVM

Osteoarthritis / Bony Bi Syndrome and the Use of TCVM

by Stuart Ray Rosenburg, DVM, Tampa, FL USA

According to traditional Chinese medicine, osteoarthritis is analogous to Bi syndrome.  Bi refers to stiffness and blockage of circulation of Qi and Blood in the meridians.  Bi syndrome involves pain in muscles, tendons, bones and joints as well as difficult movement or deformation of these structures.1  Bi syndrome involving the musculoskeletal system is a result of invasion from Wind, Cold, Damp and Heat.  In the authors opinion arthritis pain from Bony Bi syndrome is one of the most common reasons for cases to seek treatment with acupuncture and herbs with or without the use of Western therapeutics.
Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Zhen Zhao/Number of views (8268)/Comments (0)/
Headline News 2012 Winter Issue

Headline News 2012 Winter Issue

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Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1703)/Comments (0)/
TCVM - Part of my Destiny in Veterinary Medicine

TCVM - Part of my Destiny in Veterinary Medicine

by Cheryl Chrisman, DVM, EdS, DACVIM-Neuro, CVA

My interest in veterinary acupuncture began in the early 1970’s when I was a resident in veterinary neurology at the Ohio State University. Dr. Marvin Cain, a nearby innovative practitioner from Cincinnati Ohio, had recently been introduced to acupuncture and had become very enthusiastic about its positive effects on his veterinary patients. His enthusiasm was contagious and in 1974 I attended an introductory course that he and some fellow practitioners organized in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2610)/Comments (0)/
The Use of Tui-na to Treat Facial Paralysis in a 6 Week Old Arabian Filly

The Use of Tui-na to Treat Facial Paralysis in a 6 Week Old Arabian Filly

by Antonio Alfaro DVM, CVA, CVTP, Costa Rica

A six week old Arabian filly injured herself while the handlers were taking her to the pasture and putting on the halter. She struggled with them and fell down sideways, fighting tremendously to get up in several attempts, while the handlers were holding her by the halter. The halter generated enough bruising into the nasal and facial crest skin area that it generated a compressive-tearing lesion over the tract of the facial nerve on the left side.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2506)/Comments (0)/
Case Report: Kidney Qi and Yin Deficiency in a Geriatric Hyperthyroid Cat with Renal Insufficiency

Case Report: Kidney Qi and Yin Deficiency in a Geriatric Hyperthyroid Cat with Renal Insufficiency

by Kate Steinhacker, DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVTP, CVFT, Portland, ME

On Mar 5th, 2009, a 14-year-old tortoise shell indoor-outdoor domestic short hair cat had presented excessively vocal, somewhat inappetant, underweight with full body muscular atrophy, and tachycardic with a new III/VI left systolic heart murmur. Normally a fastidious groomer, the patient had ceased self-care. Bloodwork had been run [T4 5.1 ug/dL (0.8-4.0)], and a diagnosis of hyperthyroidism had been made. She had been started on methimazole 2.5 mg BID for the first month, with an increase to 5.0 mg BID for the past 2 months.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3724)/Comments (0)/
A TCVM Inspiration

A TCVM Inspiration

by Skip Hightman DVM, DOM, CVA, CVCH, CVCT

After 19 years of practicing conventional veterinary medicine, I became frustrated with challenging medical cases that did not respond to allopathic medical treatments. The patients would respond only so far, and I was unable to accomplish complete wellness. I felt that there had to be more that I could do to promote complete healing and a positive quality of life for our animal friends. The first complicated case was

Wednesday, August 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1790)/Comments (0)/
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