The amazing "Mischief"
Mischief came to us after a dog had attacked him, and caused
a hernia through the body wall.  Thus, Mischief went to
surgery to replace his organs inside his body, and received
treatment for shock.  
Upon recovery, Mischief acutely suffered from a "Brachial
Plexus Avulsion".   He could not place his paw on the ground,
and suffered from a "dropped elbow".  This injury is a result of
damage to the group of nerves exiting out his arm pit, to
provide innervation to the limb.  In Western Medicine, there is
no treatment aside from steroids and tincture of time.
Above - showing the "dropped elbow".  
Below - showing inability to bare weight
Receiving Electro-Acupuncture.
On day five after his injury (a little late in the game, we had to try Western
Medicine first), Mischief started receiving his first Acupuncture treatments.  
After three treatments, we could begin to see him start to use his shoulder
more.  After five treatments, we could see him start to use his elbow.  Then
after seven treatments, he could walk on his leg.  During the time of
treatment, he also received daily Tui-Na treatments.   Mischief lives at the
hospital, we couldn't bare to give him up.
His diagnosis was blood stagnation and Spleen Qi Deficiency.
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Cat Case Reports
"Roscoe" Turner is 18 years old, DSH, Neutered
male cat.

In
Western Medicine, he was diagnosed with a mass in his
chest, anorexia, weight loss, and lethargy.

In
Chinese Medicine, Roscoe was heat seeking,
weak, slow moving, weak, slow, pulses for Kidney
yin, Kidney yang, and Spleen.  His tongue was very pale, and
moist.  He was emaciated, and unwilling to eat.  His coat
was poorly groomed.

Chinese Diagnosis:

Spleen Qi Deficiency,
& Kidney yang Deficiency
The Kidney Yang"originates from one's "Ming Men Fire", or the "Life Gate of Fire. Chronic illness, exposure to
too much long term cold, and simply just "old age", contribute to Kidney Yang Deficiency.  Often times the
animal will develop an aversion to the cold, and even have a cooler feeling back and ears to the touch.  
Kidney Yang controls the lower back, which is the house of the kidney, and controls the bones.  A Deficiency
in Kidney Yang can lead to lumbar pain and substantial rear limb weakness.  A pale, wet, swollen tongue,
with a weak kidney pulses, reflect Kidney
Yang Deficiency.

Spleen Qi Deficiency may produce some of these signs:

* loss of Appetite                    * Poor quality of hair follicles
* loose stool                            * Dry and yellow hair coat
* Lassitude, fatigue                * Pale tongue
* Weak pulse                          * Emaciation, loss of body weight     

Taste can be lost as a result of Spleen Qi Deficiency.  Taste and smell are very important to a cat.  Deficient
Spleen Qi fails to transport and transform the food.  It also fails to direct the Gu Qi, or nutrients, upwards.  
Because of this failure the nutrients cause loose stool by descending downward.  In addition, the Qi and
Blood are then lacking their source of regeneration.  Hence, the muscles, limbs, and hair follicles become
deficient in their nourishment, which results in fatigue, emaciation, and poor hair follicle quality. The pale
tongue and weak pulse are signs of a Qi Deficiency.                          
Roscoe was treated with Eastern and Western Medicine.  The owners wished to not biopsy the
mass in Roscoe's chest, and treat it imperically with Chinese Herbal Medicine for presumable
cancer.  The mass was seen on radiograph and appeared to be an enlarged lymph node in the
dorsally as well.  Since the owners elected to not definitively diagnose the mass, chemotherapy
was not an option.  Roscoe was placed on Prednisone 2.5 mg bid to hopefully help shrink the
mass if lymphosarcoma was involved.  

Chinese Herbal Medicine:  
Wei Qi Booster, Max Formula, and Shi quan formulas.

Acupuncture:
Dry Needle:
Bai Hui, Tip of nose/hair line
Dry Needle bilaterally
Kid 6, Bl 40, Sp 1Sp 6, Sp 10, Bl 20, Bl 21, Bl 23, St 36

Rosco continues to get acupuncture every two weeks.  He is more than thriving, has gained two
pounds, and can jump on and off the counter tops.
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