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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 (3618)/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 (1717)/Comments (0)/
Treating  Icterus (Huang Dian) with TCVM

Treating Icterus (Huang Dian) with TCVM

by Haleh Siahpolo DVM, MPVM, CVA

Icterus, or Huang Dian syndrome, the yellow color to the mucous membranes associated with the accumulation of bilirubin, is the most significant physical finding in hepatobilliary disease.1 From the western medicine view, the causes of jaundice can be divided into three categories:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (3587)/Comments (0)/
Headline News 2012 Summer Issue

Headline News 2012 Summer Issue

The 15th Annual TCVM Conference will be held in the beautiful San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, SPAIN from the 12-15th of September, 2013 and hosted by the Chi Institute Europe. The main theme of this conference will be TCVM for Oncology, Geriatrics and Quality of Life in small animals, horses and farm or exotic animals.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1687)/Comments (0)/
When to use escape stagnation

When to use escape stagnation

by Karlene Stange DVM

Daisy, a six year old rough-coated collie dog was brought to me with a history of chronic diarrhea, a moist cough, hind end weakness, and vomiting of phlegm almost every night for nearly two years.
Sunday, April 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2672)/Comments (0)/
Remembering the Pattern

Remembering the Pattern

by Kay Wahl, DVM,CVA

An accurate TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) diagnosis is the foundation of effective therapy, be it with acupuncture and/or herbs, as it allows the TCVM practitioner to design a treatment protocol, based on the Eight Principles, the Zang/Fu organs and their interactions, and the Five Element Theory. One benefit of TCVM is
Sunday, April 1, 2012/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1902)/Comments (0)/
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