Acupuncture

Physical Therapy for Iliopsoas Injuries: Cookie's Iliopsoas Injury Treatment—Laser, Hydrotherapy and Chiropractic

Physical Therapy for Iliopsoas Injuries: Cookie's Iliopsoas Injury Treatment—Laser, Hydrotherapy and Chiropractic

Now we get to the really good stuff – laser therapy, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments. The first step in treating iliopsoas injuries is to control pain and inflammation. This can be achieved with rest and medications but laser therapy can do amazing things both for pain and inflammation control as well as encouraging the healing process. Without reducing…

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It Looks Like A Keeper: Jasmine’s New Integrative Vet

Last time I mentioned that we were trying a new vet for acupuncture treatment, trying to get Jasmine’s hip muscles finally sorted out. Both Jasmine and I really like her; the question was whether her expertise matched her personality. I had no way to judge her [the vet’s] treatment choices other than by results. Jasmine’s hip muscles, particularly the iliopsoas,…

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Alternative Treatment Of Dog Arthritis: Viva's Acupuncture Treatment Update

  Can acupuncture treat arthritis in dogs? Acupuncture improves blood flow. This leads to increased oxygenation of tissues, and the reduction of accumulated waste products. Acupuncture also relaxes muscles and relieves pain. Source: VCA Animal Hospital If you don’t remember the original story, check out Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva’s Story article. When Viva was adopted she was…

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Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva's Story

Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva's Story

Spondylosis is a type of osteoarthritis that affects the spine. It is common in older dogs, although dogs with early stages of the disease will often show no symptoms. It is characteristic of abnormal bony growths, or osteophytes, around the joints between vertebrae. Osteophytes/bone spurs Osteophytes are bony growths that form in response to damage to a  joint. These are…

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