Tess

A little over two years ago, Tess’ owner brought her to me in need of help. She had just been diagnosed with bladder cancer and had been recommended by her groomer to see what ‘Aunty Kim’ could do. Although I had not treated Tess before, she was well known to…

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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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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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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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Cat acupuncture

14 year old Russian Blue hit by car 9 weeks ago. Fractures in the pelvis surgically repaired but she was left with poor use of her back legs, severe constipation and weight loss due to poor appetite. With three weeks of acupuncture and herbal treatment, she rapidly overcame her constipation,…

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Bad Backs and paralysed Dachshunds

Apart from the constant trickle of dogs that need their knees rehabilitated, I have had a run of bad backs and paralyzed dogs recently. When people damage their disc, they get back pain, referred leg pain and so on. Unfortunately when dogs damage their disc, their symptoms can range from…

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The Energetics of Acupuncture

The heat is super crazy today. It is the fourth day of over 40 degrees Celsius and commuting by bike in this weather is not much fun. Still, the animals have coped so far. A possum collapsed under my neighbour’s tree two days ago and although I was not around…

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Ancient and Awesome

  I am grabbing quick moment to write my president’s report for the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG) newsletter. It is dribbling rain in the middle of the Gellibrand oval on Day 6 of the Great Victorian Bike Ride. We spun our treadilies for 20 km up the Otways today…

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