Dogs and cats lick, scratch, and bite themselves, sometimes incessantly. Their skin becomes irritated, hair falls or is pulled out, and sores develop. Common reasons are parasites, food allergies or sensitivities, and anxiety or boredom. Pain may be an even more common reason and difficult to detect Usually other symptoms go along with the incessant scratching, such as irritability, depressed… Read more →
The Craniosacral System
The word craniosacral refers to two structures of the body, the cranium (skull, head) and the sacrum, the large triangular bone at the bottom of the spine. To avoid confusion, I will refer to the bones housing the brain as the cranial bones, and the bones that make up the face (facial skeleton) as the facial bones. The mandible is… Read more →
Your Dog Can Have A Stroke, Too.
Just like their human friends, dogs can experience a stroke and suffer from the consequences. Current treatment centers around preventing another stroke and helping the dog regain its ability to function with physical therapy. Craniosacral Therapy Can Help Dogs Recover From A Stroke. Craniosacral therapy can help to speed up recovery from a stroke and help your dog to regain… Read more →
Club foot is a rather common occurrence, affecting approximately 1 in 1000 newborns. The causes are unknown though club foot can be detected via ultrasound in the second trimester. The foot or entire limb already appears twisted in utero though the bones appear to be normal. Distorted or restricted space in the uterus may contribute to club foot formation. The… Read more →
Migraine Headaches: A Comprehensive Guide
Migraine headaches are complex. Migraine headaches are quite complex, causing symptoms such as mild to severe head pain of a pulsating quality, nausea, vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light), phonophobia (sensitivity to sound) as well as unusual sense of smell, sight, and hearing right before the migraine, referred to as aura. Approximately a third of all migraine sufferers experience this aura. Jaw and neck… Read more →