Essential items for travel

It’s nearly the end of our time travelling through southeast Asia visiting relatives and seeing the sights. Chinese New Year is just around the corner and Chinatown is a sea of red and gold. My four essential supplements and acupuncture stimulator have proved invaluable. Vitamin C for lack of fresh…

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The big ‘C’ word

Yesterday I saw three beautiful dogs that each had cancer. There is no way to make this sound nice but living with cancer can suck …or it can be ‘where’s my dinner’. The most important lesson that I have learnt over the years is that thinking of the disease as…

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Coonhound paralysis

Acute canine polyradiculoneuritis is more commonly known as Coonhound paralysis. There are a number of theories on the cause of this disease. In North America, dog  may be affected by contact with something in raccoon saliva. There are obviously no raccons in Australia but Coonhound paralysis does occur here. The…

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The countdown begins

Tuesday next week, I will be heading off to the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Congress in Tacoma, Washington State for my first ever overseas acupuncture conference. I am especially looking forward to the osteopathic acupuncture sessions and hope to bring home some awesome techniques, …although Australian veterinary acupuncture has advanced in…

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Ned ‘walks’

Ned, a 10 year old Boxer came to me in June this year after a spinal cord tumour diagnosed 18 months earlier had now reduced him to a state where he was pretty much a quadriplegic and his quality of life was seriously questioned by all. Being a ‘Wood’ element…

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Why is Shen Men used for epilepsy?

I recently came across a Facebook article that talked about the discussed the importance of the vagus nerve in just about everything, including epilepsy, depression, inflammation and the immune system. It talked about fitting an electrical implant to stimulate the vagus. This got me wondering about how I could do…

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