Subscribe to VETERINARY PRACTICE NEWS   SUBSCRIBER SERVICES   
VPN Logo   
 Home   About Us   Contact Us
 

Bone Cancer Acupuncture for Dogs Southaven MS

The acupuncture point Liver 3 is touted as the cure for mammary cancer by a Norwegian veterinarian. Recently published evidence regarding the mechanisms of how acupuncture treats bone cancer pain underscores the imperative of practicing acupuncture from a scientific, rather than the unfortunately more common, belief-based perspective.

Drennan Animal Hospital
(901) 305-8854
1890 N Germantown Pkwy Ste 103
Cordova, TN
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

De Soto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
DeSoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
Open Arms Animal Hospital PA
(662) 393-8872
6760 Hurt Rd
Horn Lake, MS

Data Provided by:
Raines Road Animal Hospital
(901) 396-7641
1127 East Raines Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Tina Brown, MS, DVM, DACVD
(901) 624-9002
830 N Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN
 
Snowden Grove Animal Hospital
(662) 536-1916
5165 Getwell Rd
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
Greenbrook Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS

Data Provided by:
Emergency Animal Hospital
(662) 393-1116
3390 Goodman Rd W
Horn Lake, MS

Data Provided by:
Abernathy, Taylor, Dvm - Germantown Animal Hospital
(901) 754-4940
2185 S Germantown Rd
Germantown, TN

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Acupuncture for Bone Cancer Pain

The acupuncture point Liver 3 is touted as the cure for mammary cancer by a Norwegian veterinarian.
Recently published evidence regarding the mechanisms of how acupuncture treats bone cancer pain underscores the imperative of practicing acupuncture from a scientific, rather than the unfortunately more common, belief-based perspective.

That is, the philosophical dichotomy between those who believe that acupuncture point stimulation moves invisible energy (qi) through invisible pathways on the body (meridians) and those who recognize the neuroscientific basis of acupuncture may have tremendous impact on the health and well-being of veterinary cancer patients.

Promoters of acupuncture as an energy medicine have promulgated two diametrically opposed ideas among their followers.

The first concept promises to cure most cancer by carefully selecting a single acupuncture point chosen according to tumor location, pulse diagnosis or the practitioner’s intuition. This technique, described in the originator’s website along with reported cases, supposedly leads to “total disappearance or significant regression” of cancer in 80 percent of patients. 1 , 2 , 3

The second idea cautions against treating oncology patients with acupuncture altogether, lest the energy stimulated by the needle either feeds tumors to make them grow or leads to metastasis by increasing local circulation. 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 Neither has a rational scientific mechanism nor ha...

Copyright 2009 BowTie Inc.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Veterinary Practice News