Four Paws, Five Directions: A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs

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Celestial Arts, 1996 - Nature - 406 pages
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Welcome to the world of traditional Chinese medicine--for cats and dogs! For the growing number of animal lovers seeking an alternative to Western medicine, this thoughtful and comprehensive approach to home animal care is a virtual godsend. FOUR PAWS, FIVE DIRECTIONS includes descriptions of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments, with special emphasis placed on clear, uncomplicated approaches to acupressure and diet that you can do at home. And just wait till you see the photographs! These vivid color portraits accurately chart the meridians and acupressure points of thirty-two gorgeous, furry models. Pet owners and students of veterinary medicine alike will appreciate this unique and upbeat guide to interacting more holistically with our beloved feline and canine friends.

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This book is excellent! A great first time book for someone wanting to start using eastern forms of healing and care for their pets.

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This is the MUST read book if you believe in TCM and willing to apply them to your canine health. When I find there is such a book available, I leap in joy and quickly rush out to get 1. This book is so full of information that I even send it to a TCM physician to verify the claims. A lot of its concept is very accurate but the use of herbs will depend on the geographical location you are in. There are certain herbs that our part of the world prefer to use and we may not have to follow the author's strictly.
This book is a loophole to what western nutrition and health books are seriously lacking. If you want better health or treating certain illnesses, a visit to this book will enlighten you greatly! If you have a certain level of medical knowledge, this book is highly recommended.

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About the author (1996)

An authority in her field, Cheryl Schwartz, D.V.M., is the director of the EastWest Clinic in Oakland, California. One of the first holistic centers of its kinds, the clinic was started in 1986 in response to a growing demand for alternative veterinary care.

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