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How to Treat Cushing’s Disease

How to Treat Cushing’s Disease

by Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CCRP, CVCH, CVFT

 Hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing’s disease, is a condition where the adrenal glands produce excessive glucocorticoid hormones and results in clinical signs such as a increased thirst, increased urination, increased hunger, pendulous abdomen, enlarged liver, hair loss, lethargy, muscle weakness, obesity, increased panting, skin changes, and immunosuppression. Cushing's Disease can be subdivided into pituitary dependent (85% of all cases) and adrenal dependent (15% of all cases). Currently, two medications that are commonly used to treat pituitary dependent Cushing's disease are mitotane and trilostane. Both of these medications have their respective benefits and side effects. Side effects such as weakness, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, and ataxia occur in dogs receiving mitotane or trilostane. If not treated, Cushing’s disease is usually progressive in nature with a poor prognosis for quality.
Monday, August 31, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2625)/Comments (0)/
Food Therapy in Treatment of Chronic Anemia

Food Therapy in Treatment of Chronic Anemia

by Liz Fernandez, DVM, CVA

“Kobe” was an M/N 80 lbs Yellow Labrador with a Fire personality. His DOB was 12/30/97. He had been on maintenance TCVM treatments since he was 12 years-old for lumbosacral arthritis, spondylosis, and cervical IVDD (diagnosed with MRI). TCVM diagnosis was Kidney Qi and Yin Deficiency, Liver Yin Deficiency, Jing Deficiency as well as Bi and Wei Syndrome. Treatment included acupuncture and Tui-na. This treatment was on going every 2-4 weeks. Herbal formulas included Body Sore 8 Teapills BID and Hindquarter Weakness 8 Teapills BID. Tramadol 50mg 1/2-1 pill BID was used for pain as needed, and Adequan 1.5cc Q 2 weeks for joint support. He was also given Thyroid Support (Standard Process) for low thyroid1 tsp BID, Normalizer 3 1 BID (digestive enzyme/probiotic supplement for Immune support)
Friday, August 28, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (981)/Comments (0)/
TCVM Treatment of Feline Vestibular Disease

TCVM Treatment of Feline Vestibular Disease

by Elizabeth McKinstry, VMD

A 7 year old spayed female DSH presented for a 5 month history of vestibular disease which had not responded to a previous treatment of antibiotics followed by a homeopathic remedy.   The cat was treated with acupuncture, a chinese herbal formula Stasis in Mansion of Mind, depo medrol, and antibiotics. All symptoms were completely resolved within one month.

 

Friday, August 28, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (905)/Comments (0)/
Acupuncture Treatment for Treating Forelimb Extensors Muscle Atrophy

Acupuncture Treatment for Treating Forelimb Extensors Muscle Atrophy

by José R. Castro, DVM, DABVP-Equine, DACVS-LA

This case reports the successful treatment of a 5-month-old, American Quarter Horse colt that was presented for severe buckling of his right carpus caused by neurogenic muscle atrophy of the Extensor Carpus Radialis and Common Digital Extensor muscles. The colt was treated for a period of three months using Dry Needle, Aqua-acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture, Pneumo-acupuncture and Herbal medicine. 

 

 

Friday, August 28, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (776)/Comments (0)/
Qi Deficiency Resulting in Cough and Vomiting in a Geriatric Dog

Qi Deficiency Resulting in Cough and Vomiting in a Geriatric Dog

Herbal Case Report by Kate Steinhacker, DVM

Signalment: 28-lb, 9 ½ year old fs beagle mix

Owner’s Complaint: 10-month history of cough plus 2-year history of vomiting.

Initial Assessment: Approximately ten months ago, the patient had developed a non-seasonal, loose cough that had been increasing with excitement or barking. The cough had been worse in the evening and when she first awakened in the morning. She also had experienced episodes of gagging. She also had been having episodes of reverse-sneezing at least once a week. CBC and Chemistry had been unremarkable. She had tested negative for lungworms using Baermann Centrifugation. A series of chest radiographs had demonstrated collapsing trachea and a bronchointerstitial pulmonary pattern.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1255)/Comments (0)/
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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 (4301)/Comments (0)/
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