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Acu in Practice: Cutaneous Hemangiosarcoma

Welcome to Acu in Practice! Meet Vern, a 9 ½ year old canine who was diagnosed with a cutaneous hemangiosarcoma just over 1 year ago. The mass was removed with clean margins, but there were already some smaller versions beginning to form at the time of excision. Very visits every 4-6 weeks for acupuncture and she is on Bloods Palace (Kan Herb), Power Mushrooms (Health Concerns) and Boswellia complex (Standard Process). On this plan, no the smaller lesions not increased in size and no other masses have developed. I have had multiple cases of cutaneous hemangiosarcoma, specifically in pit bulls and pit mixes, where the masses have continue to form and spread. She is very pleased with her results!

TCM Diagnosis: Blood Stagnation

Acupuoint RX: Her treatment always includes blood nourishing and the blood moving points such as: BL 17, SP 10, ST 36/SP 6. Other points vary on the specifics of her exam and the verbal feedback from her owner.

This post was created by Nell Ostermeier, DVM, CVA, FAAVA and is intended for informational use, not to replace medical advice.


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