Applying TCVM Food Therapy

In my last article I wrote about Chinese food therapy and how foods have innate warming, cooling, or neutral effects on the body. We can use these food properties to balance an animal’s energy system. “Hot” pets (those who seek coolness, overheat easily, are experiencing inflammation, or are in a hot climate) can be fed […]

Chinese Food Therapy for Pets

For the ancient Chinese, the maintenance of health was of supreme importance so much so that healthcare was not something they went to a doctor to get; it was a way of life. These wise people meditated, used massage, herbs and acupuncture, and did tai chi on a regular basis not just to treat disease, […]

Active Dreaming – What does it Mean?

Do any of your pets move around or vocalize in their sleep? It appears they are acting out their dreams. We can only imagine what is going on in their minds – no doubt chasing after something. Have you ever wondered why some pets do this while others do not? Could there be some underlying […]

Balancing Your Pet’s Health

A core concept of holistic medicine in general is the idea of how health is dependent on balance within the living system. According to the ancient Chinese, life and health are all about balance and flow. They sustained the flow of life energy (Qi) in the body mostly with acupuncture, massage, and tai chi. At […]