Senior pet care is not easy – but as integrative vets, we can make the aging process as easy as possible for our patients and their people!
Senior pets make up a large percentage of most of our acupuncture and integrative practices. We are familiar with common patterns of aging, but it is often challenging to choose which patterns to address first or when to shift gears towards a different treatment strategy. Through greater understanding of the ancient theory of aging according to TCM, we can predict, treat and explain both physical and mental patterns that pop up in senior pets.
Part 1 ‘The Essence of Aging According to TCM’ – will explain the TCM theory of aging, starting with the foundation of Essence and expanding into the organs and patterns most affected by its natural decline. We’ll start with the general aging process and then examine the roles of the primary organs and patterns. Let’s take senior care to the next level!
Part 2 ‘Application of TCVM Treatment Strategies for the Aging Pet’ – will focus on treatment strategies for senior pets. A brief review of common patterns will be presented, then we will cover how to conserve Essence and how to treat both primary and secondary patterns. Case studies will be presented using patients with mixed patterns. We’ll discuss how acupuncture, herbs, food therapy and supplements can be used synergistically to treat geriatrics.
Some comments from participants of Dr Ostermeier’s webinar series….“I felt the need to reach out immediately to state that I thought Dr Ostermeier‘s webinar tonight was outstanding. Her ability to break down complex organ relationships into accessible clear models was remarkable and hugely helpful. Thank you for this. I know my patients will benefit” and “I was able to attend the webinar which was wonderful. Very valuable information and a great speaker.”