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6-Year TCVM Treatment of Severe Allergies in a Dog

6-Year TCVM Treatment of Severe Allergies in a Dog

by Lynne Dennis, DVM, CVA Madison, WI, USA

Ladybug, a 2-year old intact female Boxer, was adopted from Boxer Rescue in 2006 with a severe case of generalized demodectic mange. She had whole body pruritus, erythema and alopecia. After treatment for the demodicosis and concurrent pyoderma with ivermectin and cephalexin, Ladybug’s severe pruritus remained and was poorly controlled with hydroxazine (50mg TID) and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (3V Caps). She was diagnosed with atopy. Her owners were looking for additional treatment for her comfort and quality of life. She was presented for TCVM treatment on October 17, 2006.

Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (5819)/Comments (0)/
Case Report: Recovery from Bilateral Pancarpal Arthrodesis with TCVM

Case Report: Recovery from Bilateral Pancarpal Arthrodesis with TCVM

by Christina Sierra Garcia, DVM, CVA Madrid, SPAIN

Ron, a lovely 4-year old male Golden Retriever suffered from hyperextension of the carpal joints after a traumatic accident, he was left with severe joint instability. The dog was depressed and unable to stand on his front limbs. After x-rays, ultrasound, and neurological exam, the surgeon decided to pursue bilateral pancarpal arthrodesis with large plates and screws. After surgery, he was treated with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy.

Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3111)/Comments (0)/
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 (8266)/Comments (0)/
Headline News 2012 Winter Issue

Headline News 2012 Winter Issue

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To Hit the Stands

Our Emergency Chart features over 40 emergency conditions along with acupuncture and herbal treatments for each. It is the best chart to have in an emergency situation.

 

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Thursday, November 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1702)/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 (2607)/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 (2505)/Comments (0)/
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