Chanel, an entire Beagle female of 10,5 years was presented for polyuria/polydipsia and polyphagia. The diagnose of hyperadrenocorticism was made based on clinical signs and laboratory results. The TCM diagnose was Damp Heat invading the Spleen and Blood Stagnation. The goals of treatment were to clear Dampness and Heat and to benefit the Spleen Transformation and Transportation function and move Qi and Blood. Only acupuncture treatment was initiated and Chanel responded well as there was an improvement of clinical signs after the first session. A total of four acupuncture sessions were performed.
By Kristien Debyser DVM Abstract Acupuncture therapy was used to treat pain and lameness, due to calcinosis circumscripta in both shoulder joints and a rib,