Heart Yin Deficiency with Shen disturbance and Liver Qi stagnation in a Cat
Mitsie Vargas DVM, MS, CTCVMP, CVBMA, CVMMP, CCRV, FAAVA
Medes 5 years DSH M/N. Presented due to excessive grooming on his belly with self-mutilation, hiding, and being distant for the past 3 months. There were outdoor strays coming outside to the house and a new kitten in the household. His BCS was 6/9, Physical exam was unremarkable except for the eosinophilic granuloma and alopecia on his ventral abdomen.
Medes was usually an affectionate vocal cat (Fire) but was acting as a water personality, his tongue was red and thin, his ears were hot and his left pulse was weaker. A diagnosis of Heart Yin Deficiency with Shen disturbance and Liver Qi stagnation was made.
Balance Acupuncture was done and HT7, SI3, GB41, LIV3. Anshen, GV20,21, and GV14 were all done with aqua. Shen calmer1 powder was prescribed, 1 small scoop in the food once daily.
After just one session Medes was doing great and quit self-mutilating. The owner was impressed, and Medes was set for monthly maintenance acupuncture.
1Dr. Xie's Jing Tang Herbal