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Acupuncture Treatment of PPID in a Horse

Acupuncture Treatment of PPID in a Horse

- by Heather Laros-Beard, DVM, CVA. TN USA

Introduction: Blackbird is a fourteen year old Welsh pony gelding that was diagnosed with Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID) and hyperinsulinemia in May of 2012 via plasma ACTH concentration and insulin by his previous veterinarian in Southampton, NY. He was undergoing a pre-purchase exam when the veterinarian performing the exam identified clinical signs associated with PPID.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (4283)/Comments (0)/
Congratulations to Dr. Emma Rowe

Congratulations to Dr. Emma Rowe

Recipient of the Dr Xies Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in TCVM

I am honoured to have received Dr. Xie’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in TCVM. It means the world to me, as TCVM is my true passion in life.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2468)/Comments (0)/
Wei Syndrome in a Dog

Wei Syndrome in a Dog

- by Emma Rowe, BSc, BVMS(Hons), MS, Dip ACVS. Australia

Approximately 16 months prior to presentation, the 10 yr old male, neutered German Shepherd had a sudden onset of pain in his left rear limb. The referring veterinarian did not find any abnormality in the left rear limb and noted that it appeared to be sciatica. At the time, the dog was treated with oral meloxicam but did not tolerate this non-steroidal formulation, and was switched to daily subcutaneous injections of meloxicam for 3 weeks. The dog recovered and then one month prior to presentation, suddenly lost control of his hind end.

Monday, September 9, 2013/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (6439)/Comments (0)/
Headline News 2013 Fall Issue

Headline News 2013 Fall Issue

International TCVM Institute established in Guangzhou, China

South China Agricultural University (SCAU), Guangzhou, China and Chi Institute have co-founded an International TCVM Institute that is dedicated to promoting TCVM research and education nationally and internationally.
Dr. Huisheng Xie was hired as a professor at SCAU College of Veterinary Medicine.

 

 

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Monday, September 9, 2013/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1756)/Comments (0)/
A Look at Blood Stasis

A Look at Blood Stasis

- by Ronald Koh DVM, MS, CVA, CVCH, CVFT. FL USA

Blood Stasis or Xue Yu (Xu = Blood; Yu = Stasis) is an important pathology of many disease processes in TCVM. Simply put, it means the flow of Blood is slowed down and brought to a static state. Normally, Blood is stored in the Liver and propelled by the Heart Qi to flow through the body. If Blood circulation is Stagnant or slowed down by certain factors, it will lead to retention of Blood in any part of the body or overflow of blood out of the vessels, resulting in Blood Stasis. Blood Stasis frequently occurs in long-term chronic illnesses. Blood Stasis, due to various etiologies may be the root of many age-related disharmonies. It can also be commonly observed after surgery or external traumatic injuries. Liver (in TCVM) is the most frequently affected organ by Blood Stasis. Other affected organs are the Heart, Lung, Stomach, and Intestines.

Monday, September 9, 2013/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (36410)/Comments (0)/
TCVM Treatment for Vomiting

TCVM Treatment for Vomiting

Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for common vomiting patterns

A failure of the smooth flow of Stomach Qi results in Stomach Qi Stagnation or Stomach Qi rebelling upwards. This disrupted function often leads to nausea and vomiting. The common causes of rebellious Stomach Qi can be categorized as Excess or Deficiency patterns. Excess patterns include Cold or Heat invading the Stomach, Food Stagnation, or Liver Qi Stagnation. Deficiency patterns include Spleen Qi/Yang Deficiency or Stomach Yin Deficiency. Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments for these common vomiting patterns are presented in this TCVM article.
Monday, April 1, 2013/Author: Dr. Ronald Koh/Number of views (6619)/Comments (0)/
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