Bailey – An Update!

               Bailey has been visiting us for acupuncture treatments to address her arthritis once monthly. You may recall her previous feature on the blog where we discussed addressing her Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, and Liver Qi Stagnation....

Chronic Kidney Disease

(Photo credit to Dogs Naturally) Chronic renal disease is a common ailment of older dogs and cats. Although it is often slowly progressive, there is no cure in our veterinary patients and it will eventually lead to renal failure. In Western medicine, treatment focuses...

Aquapuncture

    Aquapuncture is a form of acupuncture where a liquid is injected into specific acupuncture points. In contrast to the traditional tapered acupuncture needles, aquapuncture uses small gauge hypodermic needles to introduce a small volume of fluid into the...

The TCVM Examination

The diagnostic system of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine requires identifying clinical signs (Bian) and the pattern of disease (Zheng). The TCVM physical exam utilizes the four diagnostic methods in order to make an accurate diagnosis and effectively treat the...

Bailey

       Clinical history: Bailey is a senior female spayed medium sized mixed breed dog. She has a form of epilepsy that causes focal seizures (small tremors) and has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. She takes traditional Western medications to help...