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Urinary Incontinence caused by Kidney Qi deficiency Resolved by Suo Quan Wan

Urinary Incontinence caused by Kidney Qi deficiency Resolved by Suo Quan Wan

by Ellie Bush, DVM, in Vacaville, CA

Godiva, a 3-year old, 60 poundb spayed female labrador retriever, had been seen by another vet for a problem with urinary incontinence, which began shortly after she was spayed as a puppy. She would leak urine while sleeping, leaving a large wet area on her bedding. She had been treated with phenylpropanolamine unsuccessfully. Her owner was eager to try a new approach and quite receptive to integrate TCVM into a thorough Western evaluation.
Sunday, November 1, 2009/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3597)/Comments (0)/
A Guide to the Selection of Yin Tonic Herbal Formulas

A Guide to the Selection of Yin Tonic Herbal Formulas

by Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD, MS

The Yin Tonic herbal formulas are used for the treatment of Yin Deficiency Patterns. Common signs of Yin Deficiency are cool-seeking behavior, panting, hot ears/nose, restlessness or hyperactivity, irritability, low fever, a red, dry tongue, and a thin, fast pulse. The King ingredients of these formulas include Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia), Mai Men Dong (Ophiopogon), Bai He (Lily), and Shan Zhu Yu (Cornus). Yin Deficiency often leads to generation of false Heat or Fire in the Interior. Therefore, the herbal formulas to tonify Yin are often supplemented by the herbs to clear Heat such as Zhi Mu (Anemarrhena) and Huang Bai (Phellodendron). Yin tonic herbs are sweet, cold, enriching and tend to cause stagnation, and therefore are inappropriate to use as individual herbs in certain clinical conditions. Contraindications for Yin tonic herbs include: 1) Spleen Qi Deficiency, 2) Internal Phlegm or Damp, 3) Abdominal distension, and 4) Diarrhea, unless additional herbs are added to balance the primary characteristics of the Yin tonics.
Sunday, November 1, 2009/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (11702)/Comments (0)/
Muscle Wasting Controlled with TCVM

Muscle Wasting Controlled with TCVM

By Patricia Madsen Bigwood, DVM, CVA, CVH

“Wizzer” is a five year old, male neutered, German Short Hair Pointer.  He was found as a stray in 2004.  He was healthy until July 2007 when he started a downward spiral of vomiting, weight loss, muscle atrophy, diarrhea, and intermittent anorexia.
Saturday, August 1, 2009/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1982)/Comments (0)/
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An Integrative Approach to a Case of Idiopathic Immune Mediated Arthritis

An Integrative Approach to a Case of Idiopathic Immune Mediated Arthritis

By Barbara Allard-Ward, DVM, CVA

Molly, a 57 pound, 6-year-old female spayed Boxer/Pit Bull mix, was sent to me for surgical evaluation of a 5 month duration lameness of her right hind leg in 2005. Response to non-steroidal medications had been poor.
Saturday, August 1, 2009/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2669)/Comments (0)/
The Use of TCVM to Treat a Dog with Paralysis from Fibrocartilaginous Emboli of the Cervical Spine

The Use of TCVM to Treat a Dog with Paralysis from Fibrocartilaginous Emboli of the Cervical Spine

by Patricia S. Ries, DVM, MS, CVA, CVCP

SIGNALMENT: "Carley" is an eight year old, 32kg, lab./ hound mix breed, spayed female dog.

 

HISTORY: "Carley" is up to date on vaccinations. She has a history of intermittent diarrhea. Her feces tested positive for Ancylostoma caninum (hookworms) and was treated with pyrantel. The dog ate BBQ with some rib bones during the day. The dog went outside at night and was observed straining to defecate. Ten hours later the owner reports "Carley" is unable to get up and that her stomach appears distended.

Saturday, August 1, 2009/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2430)/Comments (0)/
One World, One Dream…

One World, One Dream…

EDITED BY BARBARA LOWELL AND CHESTER WHEELER FROM WRITINGS BY DRS. LESLIE GRIFFITH AND CONNIE CLEMONS-CHEVIS

This article is a collaboration of the travel logs and conference memoirs of Drs. Leslie Griffith and Connie Clemons-Chevis for our readers.  Words only begin to skim the surface of the vast sea of inspiration and insight gained from this extraordinary two week adventure jam packed full of TCVM knowledge and endless Chinese cultural immersions. In the words of author Miriam Beard, “certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Saturday, August 1, 2009/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (4251)/Comments (0)/
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