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Australian Veterinary Association – Darwin – Holistic / Acupuncture May 23, 2009

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Wednesday 20 May 2009

8:00am – Use of acupuncture for a variety of equine conditions. Kevin May

This lecture discusses the use of acupuncture for the conditions such as inappetance, apnoea, shock,  post-operative ileus  and acute laminitis which respond to acupuncture.
9:00am – Use of acupuncture in the treatment of equine reproductive problems. Kevin May

Acupuncture has many applications in equine reproduction.   It can be used alone, but an integrated approach with western medicine can give better results.  This lecture discusses the theory and applications of acupuncture in some common equine reproductive problems.

Thursday 21 May 2009

9:00am – Review of acupuncture and applications in clinical practice 1. Bruce Ferguson

This lecture reviews the numerous published experimental studies that describe the scientific basis of acupuncture for pain control and also how it affects the body’s physiological functions. It will also look at how the results of these studies can be applied in the treatment of clinical cases in veterinary practice.

10:30am – Review of acupuncture and applications in clinical practice 2. Bruce Ferguson

This lecture reviews the numerous published experimental studies that describe the scientific basis of acupuncture for pain control and also how it affects the body’s physiological functions. It will also look at how the results of these studies can be applied in the treatment of clinical cases in veterinary practice.

11:30am – Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disease. Bruce Ferguson

This lecture will review the diagnostic signs that are important in making an accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease and choosing points and formulas that will treat acute and chronic disease such as gastroenteritis, motility disorders and inflammatory bowel disease

2:00pm – Use of acupuncture for diagnosis and treatment  of sore backs in equine. Kevin May

Diagnosing the origin of equine back pain, as well as treating it, can be a challenge to any veterinarian.   This lecture discusses techniques of evaluating and treating sore backs using acupuncture principles and relevant acupuncture points.  This discussion primarily concentrates on conditions affecting the  lumbosacral area, but does include some thoracic spinal conditions.  The advantage of these points and techniques are that they can be used even in the most difficult cases, where the horses are very sore and reluctant to be examined or treated.

3:00pm – Acupuncture for neoplasia 1. Bruce Ferguson

This lecture will review the diagnostic signs of neoplasia and how acupuncture can be used as an adjunct to standard treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy or an aid in treating paraneoplastic syndrome.   Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in treating post chemotherapy nausea, reducing the pain of the tumour or radiation, preventing the severe reduction in white cells post chemotherapy and much more.

4:30pm – Acupuncture for neoplasia 2. Bruce Ferguson

This lecture will review the diagnostic signs of neoplasia and how acupuncture can be used as an adjunct to standard treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy or an aid in treating paraneoplastic syndrome.   Studies have shown that acupuncture is effective in treating post chemotherapy nausea, reducing the pain of the tumour or radiation, preventing the severe reduction in white cells post chemotherapy and much more.

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1. Dr. Brian - June 16, 2009

Thanks for a great article, I will pass this on to my patients…


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