Split is a 6 year old neutered male Chihuahua Dachshund mix (Chiweenie) that presented for 3 days of whole body twitching.
He is a grumpy dog with a history of cancer, scooting, ear infections, a luxated lens, and one seizure 3 years ago.
Split has a Wood constitution. He is irritable and crabby. The Wood element is ruled by the Liver and Gallbladder which predisposes him to Chinese Liver issues, tendon/ligament weakness, ear infections, eye problems, and anal gland irritation.
Based on his Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical (TCVM) Exam, I diagnosed him with Liver Qi stagnation and Internal Wind. The Liver Qi Stagnation stirred up Internal Wind resulting in twitching.
I used acupuncture points to clear Wind, tonify Blood, and soothe Liver Qi.
The twitching slowed immediately and resolved completely after one treatment.
I placed Split on Chinese herbs to address his underlying Liver Qi Stagnation.
I saw Split one more time for acupuncture and refilled his Chinese Herbs. The twitching never returned.