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HORSE ACUPUNCTURE COURSES November 23, 2011

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ALLAN MOFFATT B.SC., B.ACUP. (AUSTRALIA)

Equine Therapeutic Acupuncture course

(1 year Diploma)

Equine therapeutic acupuncture arises out of equine body-work methods such as massage, manipulation and shiatsu (acupressure).

This is also suitable for veterinary acupuncture which arises out of veterinary medicine.

It is also suitable for small animal acupuncture as the basic principles and skills remain the same.

Farriers and shoesmiths will enjoy this.

includes Equine Cosmetic Acupuncture.

THE APPROACH OF THIS COURSE WILL BE:

• Learn the Energy flows within the horse body

• Learn how to maintain and balance them using:

• Energy massage

• Muscle release

• Electrical and magnetic acupuncture modes

• Laser and red-light laser

•Dry needling technique

• Traditional Chinese technique

• Learn the acupuncture points and learn the ‘touch ‘ to find them.

• Learn acupuncture treatments which work, for a very large range of horse ailments and conditions.

• Learn to recognize these conditions.

• There will a brief introduction to Homeopathy and Spirit-work touching on some aspects of herbal medicine.

• A beginning hands-on course in Equine Chiropractic is also avaliable as an additional unit.

• You will have the benefit of the practical knowledge and guidance of a teacher of 15 yrs experience working with horses after 5 years experience working full-time with people.

This will deepen your understanding and love of your horse.

It will be useful to improve horse performance such as in Eventing, Showjumping, Endurance, and improve the horses appearance as in Showing and Dressage.

This 42 lesson course is very suitable for horse lovers, and those already working in this field such as chiropractors, physio, veterinary, nurses, race-horse owners and laser owners.

Courses are by correspondence via DVD or online: 1 lesson fortnightly (one theory, one practical) with questions for reply.

Equine Therapeutic Acupuncture course is available to students from these countries; New Zealand , Australia, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, United States, Canada,Greece, Italy. Spain, UAR, Malaysia, India, and others.

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International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) December 18, 2010

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The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of veterinary acupuncture, as an integral part of the total veterinary health care delivery system. The Society endeavors to establish uniformly high standards of veterinary acupuncture through its educational programs and accreditation examination. IVAS seeks to integrate veterinary acupuncture and the practice of western veterinary science.

IVAS was formed and chartered in 1974. It is the only international veterinary acupuncture organization and has members from many countries. Consequently, it serves a networking and communication function. IVAS coordinates veterinary acupuncture activity on this international basis. However, it is expected that each country, state, province or principality eventually will develop local veterinary acupuncture societies to respond to local issues, as has already happened in several countries. IVAS also encourages the formation of student chapters at veterinary colleges.

The International Veterinary Acupuncture Society has been incorporated and chartered as a non-profit perpetual educational organization

Wobbler Syndrome – Mufasa – Acupuncture Physiotherapy – “Holistic Veterinary Service” Portugal November 14, 2010

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Rehabilitation of a cat with hindlimb paralysis through acupuncture, homeopathy and physiotherapy. Home Care service of “Holistic Veterinary Medicine” in Portugal. More info in: http://www.veterinariaholistica.net Recuperação de um gato com paralisia dos membros posteriores com recurso à acupunctura, homeopatia e fisioterapia. Serviço Home Care de “Veterinária Holística” em Portugal. Para mais informações ver http://www.veterinariaholistica.net

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.

Acupuncture for pets ‘on the rise’ May 23, 2009

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A conference of veterinarians in Darwin has discussed alternative therapies in response to reports of growing demand for acupuncture and herbal treatments for pets. Several vets attending the Australian Veterinary Association conference in Darwin say demand is growing, with many vets now offering acupuncture, massage and natural plant based treatments instead of antibiotics. Twenty-five vets from the conference visited a naturopath to learn more about the therapies. The Australian Veterinary Association says they should be rigorously tested and registered to ensure they are safe for animals. The president of the Australian Veterinary Association Dr Mark Lawrie says conventional antibiotics are no longer effective on many animals. “It’s an adaptation, really, of bacteria over time, that [resistance] will occur,” he said. “We know there’s been a lot of good work done to see that there is rising levels of resistance in humans to multi-resistant strains of bacteria and we are seeing some evidence of that in animals.” But he says alternative therapies are not necessarily the answer to this problem. “I don’t think that’s a valid argument with that particular issue, in that it’s more the appropriate use of whatever drug that you use that’s the critical thing,” he said. “Any treatment of animals should be done by a veterinarian and any product that is used should be appropriately tested and registered.” He has urged pet owners to follow vets’ instructions to prevent the risk of antibiotic resistance.

Titi Movies – On the Terrace October 3, 2008

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Titi  – Sadly Passed peacefully on May 25, 2011, born February 28, 2001

TITI’S RECOVERY JOURNAL Part I I October 3, 2008

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Day 10 – Titi commenced treatment with Dr Acuña

Day 11 – After second treatment with Dr Acuña Titi was able to stand with assistance.

Day 12 – Third treatment: Titi again seemed brighter and her body was at more ease.

Day 13 – Fourth treatment: Titi was almost able to stand by herself and tried to take a step.

Day 15 – Fifth treatment: Titi could now stand by herself and walk with assistance.

Day 21 – After two more treatments Titi could walk and jump up on her sofa by herself.

Day 23 – More treatment and now Titi could walk around the terrace by herself but not use steps.

Day 28 – Further treatment for Titi who could now get out of the car and walk into Dr Acuña’s surgery by herself. Previously she had to be carried in and out of the car. By now she knew where she was going and what benefit Dr Acuña’s treatment gave her—just look at her expression in the above pictures.

Day 32 – Coming back from treatment Titi gets out of the car and takes joyous pride in walking up the outside stairs.

Day 36 – After her treatment by Dr Acuña Titi leaps off the treatment table, to the delight of all.

Day 37 – Titi can walk around the house and garden, climb stairs with only a hint of ‘wobbles’.

Doberman LENNON September 16, 2008

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Hola Maria , te comento un poco mi caso, mi perro Lennon hace casi dos años empezo a manifestar sintomas de Wobbler ( Como debilidad en las patas traseras, cuello flexionado, etc ) . Lo lleve a un medico especialista en Dobermann y en Wobbler, y el mismo descarto la operacion argumentando el riesgo y las pocas probabilidades de que esta resultara exitosa.


Por lo cual nos derivo a hacer kinesiologia ( http://www.rehabilitacionvet.com.ar/) con tratamientos de magneto y foto terapia, y estimulacion electrica de los musculos tuvo una evolucion notable, y se mantuvo asi aproximadamente un año. Pero en los ultimos meses lo noto decaer, le cuesta mas caminar y a veces se cae. Por lo que me veo obligado a provar otras alternativas como la acupuntura u homeopatia . En estos momentos estoy buscando vetetrinarios que se especialistas en esas disciplinas, cosa nada facil, ya que recordemos que estoy en Argentina , y en muchos aspectos estamos atrasados a lo que es el 1er mundo . Pero seguire buscando y me comprometo a informar la evolucion de Lennon.


Me alegro que hayas creado ese espacio para que podamos combatir esta enfermedad, solo el que tiene un dobermann sabe lo que es y el amor que nos dan, por eso es indispensable que se lo retribuyamos haciendo todo lo posible para mejorar su calidad de vida.


Cuando puedas subi mas videos de Titi que me dijiste que estaba mejor aun , y me alegra mucho, en cuanto pueda te mando fotos de Lennon, gracias por todo. atentamente.


Juan

[Lennon – 8 years – has been treated with kinesiologia for 2 years, and it helped at first, but now his condition has deteriorated as he is older…]