Welcome to Acu in Practice! Say “Hello” to Georgia! She is only 1.5 years old and has lots of energy. Georgia has been facing kidney issues since shortly after birth and also struggles with urinary incontinence. She shows symptoms of environmental allergy. However, on her integrative plan, we have been able to bring her renal values into the normal range and as long as she stays on her herbal combination, she does not experience any urinary leakage. The allergic symptoms have also improved and now only consist of mild, intermittent periorbital redness/itching. Georgia is an excellent patient, but being young, she wants to be on the move all the time! A couple of tips for young patients: 1. Request their owners to exercise them moderately prior to the appointment. A 20 minute focused walk can really help them to focus when they come to see you. 2. Allow the patient plenty of time (around 5-10 minutes) to explore the room and get settled while you chat with their guardian. 3. For treat motivated pets, you can use healthy all-meat jerky type treats to break of bits at a time, keeping their attention.

TCM Patterns for Georgia: Jing/Kidney Qi Deficiency, Spleen Qi/Wei Qi Deficiency, Wind Heat affecting the Skin and Eyes

Typical Acupoint RX:
GV 20, BL 52, BL 23, GV 14, BL 20, SP 6, LU 9, LIV 13

Herbal formulas: Rehmannia 8 and Six Gentle Pets by Kan Herb.

This post was created by Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA (IVAS) and is intended for informational use, not to replace medical advice.