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.
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.