August 17, 2021
Meet Hot Rod, an energetic 1-year-old lab mixed. He was found injured in March of 2021and taken to the Humane Society where he had been for the past 5 months. Sadly, it is suspected his injuries came from either a hit by a car or abuse where he was then dumped. Hot Rod is very loving after he gets over his mild fear aggression. He is extremely loyal and doesn't much care for being told 'no', a typically hyper lab. He is being fostered by a tech vet who started working at the Humane Society in May of 2021, fell in love with him and will complete the adoption process once the Humane Society's veterinarian clears him for adoption.
About Hot Rod
1 year old, MN, Lab Mix
Fire; some Wood
Curious at first, then fearful and territorial, then a complete love bug
History: Found injured and taken to Humane Society, radiographs show possible injury to R tarsus, urinary incontinence, end of July showed some tail movement improvement
Western Diagnosis: Paralysis; hind legs
Eastern Diagnosis: Qi and Blood Stagnation of the spine
Acupuncture Treatment: Clear Stagnation, move Blood, Tonify Kidney Qi
Herbal Treatment: Double P II (1 cap po BID 1-2 days, then 2 capsule po BID)
Tui-na: Nian-Fa for toes, Roufa on Back-shu points T3-L7, An-fa on KI-1
Meet Hot Rod Acupuncture to stimulate Qi
Acupuncture to stimulate the stagnation in the spine Hot Rod falls asleep during his electroacupuncture
While Hot Rod sleeps Dr. Brannan works on his exam forms Hot Rod doesn't even wake during his aqua-acupuncture
How are Conrad and Josie you ask?
Conrad Follow Up
Conrad was excited and started giving lots of kisses in greeting and was more than happy to just lounge while getting his treatment.
Exam: Back-shu BL-18 and Jian jiao not sensitive unlike the last visit. No update on diarrhea
Western Diagnosis: Possible hip dysplasia or early arthritis; painful hips; soft feces, dog aggression
Eastern Diagnosis: Local Stagnation of Rear Limbs and joints, Liver Qi Stagnation, Spleen Qi Deficiency
Acupuncture Treatment: Clear Stagnation in rear, soothe Liver Qi, Tonify Spleen Qi
Conrad gets 'nosy' while his needles are working and Dr. Brannan adds notes to his exam forms
Conrad doesn't miss a beat and does amazing for his aqua-acupuncture
Josie Follow Up
Josie was happy to see us again and a lot calmer on this visit, ready for some acupuncture. She had slipped and reinjured her hip and was limping heavily. However, after her treatment we saw definite improvement as she started redistributing her weight evenly on her hind legs instead of on one side.
Exam: Limping on left side, slips a lot on the concrete floor, eyes red, conjunctivitis
Western Diagnosis: Subluxation of Left hip --> replaced into joint
Eastern Diagnosis: Local Stagnation left hip; Phlegm
Acupuncture Treatment: Clear stagnation, and transform Phlegm and tonify Qi
Tui-na Treatment: Roufa over hips, Ca Fa on Stomach Meridian
Josie gets her hip and leg examine after re-injuring it from slipping on the concrete
Josie relaxes while getting acupuncture