Species and conditions treated


Species and conditions treated

 

Dogs and Cats

 

Muscle and Joint problems. 

Acupuncture relieves pain, reduces muscle spasms, improves circulation, reduces swelling and improves healing. 

  • hip dysplasia
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • arthritis
  • lameness  
  • trigger points 
  • muscle and ligament injuries  

Nervous System and Spinal Problems  

  • disc prolapse or protrusions resulting in pain or paralysis 
  • back pain 
  • degenerative myelopathy 
  • spondylosis 
  • Cauda equina syndrome 
  • Wobblers syndrome 
  • nerve injuries 
  • epilepsy 
  • vestibular syndrome 
  • deafness (particularly in old animals) 

Skin Disorders 

  • allergies 
  • lick granulomas 

Digestive Tract Disorders 

  • diarrhoea 
  • vomiting 
  • constipation 
  • poor appetite 
  • megaoesphagus 

Heart Disorders may benefit from TCVM in conjunction with conventional therapies 

  • resuscitation 
  • arrhythmias 
  • heart valve murmurs 
  • dilated cardiomyopathy  

Behavioural Problems 

In TCVM, behavioral problems are often due to ‘Shen disturbances’. 

  • fear 
  • aggression 
  • grief 
  • shyness 
  • show ring nervousness 
  • phobias 
  • anxiety 
  • depression 

Immune Disorders 

  • chronic infections 
  • chronic allergies 
  • chronic inflammation 

 
 
Cancer

Acupuncture is a good adjunctive treatment for animals undergoing chemotherapy or other treatments for cancer. It helps reduce nausea, improves the sense of well-being, and regulates the immune system (especially when it is impaired with certain drugs used in cancer treatment). It may also be used to treat small growths, or where surgery and chemotherapy are not viable options due to age, poor prognosis, expense or other reasons. 

 
Reproduction

  -in females 

  • regulates cycling  
  • irregular heat cycles 
  • cystic ovaries 
  • false pregnancies 
  • assists in labour 
  •  lactation 

- In males 

  • undescended testicles 
  • increase sperm counts 
  • inflammation of the testicles or prostate gland. 

Respiratory Disorders 

  • Chronic sinusitis 
  • Coughing 
  • Bronchitis 
  • feline asthma 
  • pneumonia

Urinary Tract Problems 

  • Incontinence of bitches 
  • Incontinence of older animals 
  • Cystitis 
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease 
  • bladder 
  • kidney disease  

Eyes and Ears 

  • dry eye 
  • chronic conjunctivitis 
  • age-related deafness. 

 
Horses

Musculoskeletal 

  • Back Pain (Acute and Chronic) 
  • Lameness 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Sesamoiditis 
  • Laminitis 
  • Navicular disease 
  • Arthritis 
  • Paralysis, muscle spasm 
  • Tendon injuries  

Others 

  • COPD 
  • Chronic gastrointestinal disease 
  • Post viral fatigue 
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Infertility 

Chronic gastrointestinal disease 

  • Any unresolved diarrhoea or constipation 

Cattle 

  • Downer Cows Syndrome 
  • Ringworm 
  • Vaginal Uterine and Rectal Prolapse 
  • Infertility 
  • Chronic lameness and back pain 

 

Birds 

Psychological problems 

  • feather plucking 
  • epilepsy 
  • repetitive behavior patterns 

 
Chronic infections 

  • bumblefoot 
  • sinusitis 
  • feather folliculitis 

 
Reproductive problems 

  • egg binding 
  • chronic yolk sac infections 
  • prolapsing cloaca 

  
Locomotor problems 

  • paresis 
  • wing droop 
  • tendon injuries 
  • wing and leg stiffness