Another wonderful conference

The jet lag is finally disappearing and I have had a week to put in place some of the new ideas that have been shared at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Group Congress in Wroclaw, Poland. The sharing of knowledge by my many colleagues was well worth the jet lag. Keynote…

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It’s about the dog.

I was recently invited to speak to a group of veterinary students about acupuncture and integrative medicine. So I talked about the wonders of fascia (the glad wrap of the body) and how acupuncture meridians travelled along these super highways and their close relationship with osteopathic and chiropractic techniques. Along…

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Hind limb lameness and the sacroiliac joint

Hind limb lamenesses can have many causes. Hip dysplasia and stifle problems such as cruciate disease or patella luxation are a few of the problems that vets commonly see. However, sometimes the radiographs come back looking normal and the anti inflammatories don’t seem to have made much difference. What happens…

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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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A time to recharge

A three day hike in the Grampians was just the thing to help recharge my brain after an incredibly hectic 11 months this year. We grounded ourselves in the ancient rock formations and yoga breathing was about hoisting ourselves ever upwards. The phone was for taking amazing pictures because mobile…

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‘Vertigo’ in dogs

Vestibular disease is most often seen in old dogs and is similar to vertigo in people. Just like vertigo; dizziness, nausea and incoordination are some of the signs your dog can show. The eyes may also flick from side to side, a symptom called nystagmus. The dizziness and incoordination usually…

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