Autumn – a season for disc disease

The number one son is back from the wilderness and has fixed my website so I can post again. Many people complain that Melbourne can have four seasons in one day. When the weather changes in autumn and Spring in colder climates, we tend to see more intervertebral disease and…

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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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The benefits of treating puppies

We’ve all heard that prevention is better than cure. This is true for our furry companions too.  I occasionally get clients bringing in very young puppies because they can’t walk ‘properly’. the results have been very rewarding. Take the ‘swimmer’ puppy that could barely get up at three weeks old…

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What is Qi?

This is a question that Western trained minds find difficult to answer. It can’t be seen, measured by machines or explained by the ‘Gold Standard’ double blind, placebo trials. Eastern Medicine however, places great importance on this ‘energy’. Explanations are often poetic and incorporate the greater world, even cosmos around…

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