Acupuncture in Practice: Molly

By : Amanda

August 1, 2018

Welcome to Acu in Practice – Meet Molly, an almost 7-year old domestic short haired cat who came for a visit to address over grooming and urinating outside of the box. Molly has always had an anxious personality, but she loves people and seeks attention. She lives with a cat that is more aggressive and loud, which sometimes stresses her out. Molly’s labwork and urinalysis were normal. She loves to... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Georgia

By : Amanda

July 25, 2018

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,... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Speckles

By : Amanda

July 19, 2018

Welcome to Acu in Practice! This week I’d like to discuss Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is a fairly common retrovirus in the feline population. Once infected, it cannot be eradicated from the body. Many cats will live their entire life without becoming symptomatic while others will develop complex medical conditions, mainly due to immune suppression. When a patient is not symptomatic, Western medicine alone really does not have a... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Lucy Lou

By : Amanda

July 11, 2018

Welcome to Acu in Practice! One of the most common medical conditions we see in veterinary medicine and treat with acupuncture is renal insufficiency. Often times, this condition may be referred to as “kidney disease” or “renal failure.” I prefer to use the term “insufficiency” as it provides a clear description of what is actually going on with the kidneys …they are not functioning at a sufficient level to fully... Read More

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Pooka & the Benefits of Integrative Medicine

By : Amanda

June 28, 2018

Welcome to Acupuncture in Practice! Today I would like to share a message sent to me by a long time client that I feel embodies the benefits of Integrative Medicine. “Hi Lombard Friends – This morning we made the difficult decision to say goodbye to Pooka. I am so grateful to all of you for all the wonderful care you gave him. When we first came to Dr. Nell for... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Designing the Best Treatment – Part 2

By : Amanda

June 21, 2018

Welcome to acupuncture in practice! Say “Hello” to Gimli, a 2.25 year old large terrier mix who struggled with giardia reinfection and chronic, intermittent diarrhea for a little over 1 year of his young life! The good news is that through his Integrative Medicine plan, we combined Western treatments and diagnostics, acupuncture, herbs and nutritional supplements in order to get his digestive tract on track. I’m happy to report, and... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Designing the Best Treatment – Part 1

By : Amanda

June 14, 2018

Example of Scandinavian function Welcome to acu in practice! I recently took almost a month off to celebrate my 40th and to experience parts of Scandinavia. I’m back now and continue to think about how much I appreciated the Scandinavian attention to design – form and function – that is apparent in both major projects such as the Oslo Opera House and smaller, simpler things like the door handles in... Read More

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Laser for Gustav!

By : Amanda

June 7, 2018

Gustav is a 7 year old neutered-male pitbull mix. He came in for an urgent exam on May 29 after eating a stick over the weekend which punctured the back of his throat! After preforming a sedated oral exam and x-rays, Dr. Kimberly saw there was a wound in the back of his throat, but no remnants of the stick itself. We used our LiteCure Laser on Gustav’s throat area... Read More

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Farewell Pixie, Hospital Guardian

By : Amanda

June 6, 2018

To those who knew her intimately, Pixie was a tough bird. Her 22+ years of life were full and dynamic! From her young days, accompanying an elderly woman in the last years of her life; to traipsing around an abandoned garden – stealing for a chance at a bite to eat, all to end up in a warm home with a loving family snuggling with her every day. Many years... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Lucy Lou

By : Amanda

June 3, 2018

Lucy Lou is a 13 year old spayed-female Himalayan mix feline. She was diagnosed with Kidney disease in February 2017 and since then has come in for monthly acupuncture treatments. She also takes herbs, western medication and receives subcutaneous fluid treatments daily to help her kidneys and keep her hydrated. Her favorite things to do are climb her indoor cat tree and lay in the sun, chase her brother Filbert... Read More

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