Maddy -5-year-old mini wire-haired Dachshund
I love working with dog guardians who understand that acupuncture is not a one time miracle cure and also how important it is to do acupressure and massage on their dog's in between sessions. Meg and Brian are the perfect example of responsible dog parents. They followed every recommendation I suggested that would help Maddy's recovery.
Maddy received four acupuncture sessions every week which also included laser therapy and acupressure. After his fourth session, we saw that he was improving so I recommended that Maddy get acupuncture every other week. He is so much fun to work with too.
Soon he will be on an every three week schedule and then once a month for maintenance. In between sessions his owners massaged him with a special Chinese Liniment aka "stinky herbs" as well as gave him a few recommended homeopathic remedies for pain. His owners also bought him a kiddie pool too for aqua-therapy. Now that is puppy love!
Here is Maddy's story told by his parents:
"Maddy had injured his back while running, he suffered a slipped disc earlier this year. The vet had recommended we keep him on strict bed rest for 8 weeks and then keep him in a confined area to keep him from reinjuring it. We realized this was not enough...he initially regained use of back legs but his recovery was very limited. We searched for alternative therapeutic modalities and found Jeanie.
In addition to Jeanie's acupuncture treatments, she has also given detailed instructions on how to apply acupressure massage to Maddy between his scheduled visits. This has been very helpful in Maddy’s recovery. She has also been extremely helpful in recommending homeopathic pain relievers and Chinese herbal sprays to help him through his suffering.
I totally agree with her explanations regarding why we need to do our part in helping Maddy between visits...we cannot just expect that Acupuncture every few weeks will cure him, but that a key part of his recovery is our participation too.
After 4 treatments so far we definitely see substantial improvement in his balance and mobility...and we see Maddy returning to his happy self again. We are determined to keep doing the massages and giving Maddy his supplements and anything we can to keep him improving and avoid any setbacks.
We recently bought a kiddie pool and we are now doing hydrotherapy. We are sure Maddy will benefit from this low impact exercise too.
I would definitely recommend Jeanie’s services and if she does treat your pet, don't think of it as just an Acupuncture session...it's a lot more. It is a treatment package...Acupuncture, acupressure, cold laser, education on treatment and recommendations for things that need to be done daily. Definitely do the things she recommends, it will speed up recovery and your little fur baby will love you for it.
Note to Jeanie:
Thanks so much for helping with Maddy "
Meg & Brian O.
Thank you Meg & Brian for your kind words and being such good parents to dear Maddy! jeanie
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