Luna is a 7 year old spayed female Border collie mix that
presented for a chronic, painful limp on the left rear leg due to a partially
She is a rambunctious, happy dog with a Fire Constitution. Fire dogs
love to be the center of attention, they are spontaneous and enthusiastic.
Imbalance in the Fire element can result in excess heat in the body.
tendons and ligaments are ruled by the liver. When Liver Blood deficiency
occurs, the tendons and ligaments are not nourished by Blood and are prone to
injury. Luna’s Fire constitution compounded the Liver Blood deficiency
symptoms, making the (knee) ligaments and tendons even more brittle.
receives acupuncture every 2-3 weeks. I do electro-acupuncture to reduce
inflammation and relieve pain in her knee. Electro-acupuncture results in a
more intense acupuncture treatment that lasts longer than traditional dry
I also do cold laser therapy directed inside the knee
joint. Nogier frequencies have been shown to heal torn tendons.
She is on
Chinese Herbs to nourish her Liver Blood and support her tendons and ligaments
as well as cool her Heart Fire.
She is eating a healthier diet and gets a
variety of nutritional supplements including Standard Process Musculoskeletal