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Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treatment of Cruciate Tear in Poodle

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Treatment of Cruciate Tear in Poodle

by Cydria Manette Schaefer, DVM

Walker, a 12 year-old Black poodle weighing 25 pounds, first came to see me for acupuncture six days after he started limping while going down the stairs. He was non-weight bearing lame on his right-hind leg.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2535)/Comments (0)/

A GUIDE TO THE SELECTION OF QI TONIC HERBAL FORMULAS

by Huisheng Xie, DVM PhD and Justin Shmalberg, DVM CVA

1. Introduction

Qi gives life to the world. Where there is Qi, there must be life. For Chinese herbal medicine, Qi mainly refers to the physiological activity of each Zang-Fu organ. For example, Spleen Qi represents the Spleen’s function of transporting and transforming water and food. Heart Qi refers to the Heart’s physiological activities of controlling the Blood and storing the Mind. Lung Qi refers to the Lung’s function of dominating inspiration and expiration. Kidney Qi represents the Kidney’s control of the bladder, sexual function, and bones.

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Senna (Fan Xie Ye) Relieves Constipation in Giant Pandas

Senna (Fan Xie Ye) Relieves Constipation in Giant Pandas

Three giant panda cases of constipation have been successfully treated with integrative therapeutic methods (iv fluids and herbal medicine). Fan Xie Ye - Senna with water (Senna: water= 1:8) was boiled for about 20 minutes to make water extract of Senna. Senna water extract (mixed with honey) was orally administered (0.2 to 0.3 g per one Kg body weight). Three Giant pandas had a normal stool 2-3 days after the integrative therapy.

Senna (Fan Xie Ye) for the treatment of constipation in giant panda was reported by Drs Wang, Li and Tang: Integrative therapies for the treatment of constipation in giant panda in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. (3): 63-64, 2007.

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