Acu & Laser Update: Opal!

By : Amanda

May 24, 2018

Opal is a 3 1/2 year old, spayed female terrier mix that belongs to Dr. Stuie. She was born with bi-lateral luxating Patellas. She has been getting acupuncture every 2 weeks and doing laser therapy once a week for the last two months. Her favorite thing to do is run! With acupuncture and laser she can run more freely and comfortably. Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Nelson!

By : Amanda

May 17, 2018

Hello from Nelson! A 6-year old rabbit with vertebral arthritis and compression on intervertebral discs – which cause a lot of pain! After few months of acupuncture, he is running again for his breakfast and interacting more with his human family! Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Point Power Combo!

By : Amanda

May 10, 2018

Welcome to acu in practice! This week we are highlighting 2 points that are very commonly used – and used together – when treating pain and arthritis. These points are Bladder 60 and Kidney 3. If angled correctly, one needle can be inserted into both points at the same time. Greater effects and less needles = happy patient! BL 60 – Western Applications: Hock, back, neck and head problems, weakness... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Slowing Down the Aging Process

By : Amanda

May 3, 2018

Welcome to Acu in Practice! Today is my actual 40th birthday and while I am a healthy person, slowing down the aging process has been on my mind! In pets, just as in people, the “middle age” period of life is a great time to start paying attention to the subtle signs of aging so that we can prevent age related health problems for as long as possible. Specifically, I... Read More

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Stress-Free Pet Travel? Find out how!

By : Amanda

April 28, 2018

Time is flying by and travel season is upon us! It’s time to head out on adventures with (or without) our pets and we’re hoping to help prevent this time from becoming stressful for you and your furry friends! Vacations should be fun for everyone involved, and a little bit of planning goes a long way! 1. Make a trip to the vet – make sure you update vaccinations and... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Electro-Acupuncture in Rabbits

By : Amanda

April 26, 2018

Welcome to Acu in Practice! This week I want to take a look at electro acupuncture for rabbits, a modality that can be achieve great results, but is often underutilized in the species. Electro acupuncture in animals is typically performed by inserting needles into specific acupuncture points and then connecting an electrostimulation machine via leads to the ends of the needles. Electrical current is delivered through the leads at levels... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: USA Today 2018 Pet Guide!

By : Amanda

April 18, 2018

Welcome to acu in practice! This week I would like to feature an article in the USA Today Annual Pet Guide. Myself and Dr. Michelle Elgersma, another IVAS member, were interviewed for the article in order to bring more awareness to the public regarding acupuncture as a pet healthcare treatment option. The article includes basic, useful information and some case example highlights. Please share it with your clients and friends!... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Athena

By : Amanda

April 12, 2018

Meet Athena, a 13 year old canine who has been receiving acupuncture for over 3 years.  Athena has chronic, intermittent intervertebral disc disease and also mild allergic dermatitis that comes and goes throughout the year. Since beginning regular acupuncture appointments, flare ups of both syndromes have been greatly reduced.  In fact, she is pain and itch free for the most part these days! Athena is a Blood deficiency and Kidney Yin... Read More

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Acupuncture in Practice: Beauregard

By : Amanda

March 29, 2018

Welcome to Acu in Practice! Spring is in full force, which is a time when we think a lot about bunnies and in TCM, Liver Patterns. Say “Hello” to Beauregard, a middle-aged bunny who was adopted by a wonderful family a few years ago. At the time of adoption, he was prone to seizures, tested positive for E. cuniculi, and his mobility was very limited. His hair coat was thin and... Read More

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Silky the Hairless Hamster

By : Amanda

Silky with canine companion, Zoe! The Lombard Team is very proud to have participated in the life of Silky the Hairless Hamster! This social three-year old hamster has been featured on BBC News as well as in locally as she found her forever home in October 2016 through the Oregon Humane Society! Recently Silky came to us with a mass on her side that was almost the size of her... Read More

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