Patient has recovered well and came to me for TCVM/VSMT evaluation and treatment on 5/1/2023. Patient is BAR mild RF lameness but bearing full weight.
Tongue is pale body with dark pink edges, fine cracks in center with thin white coat. Dry body and wet tip. Pulse is broad full and toned, the pulse hits your finger tips superficially (Wind) but with light to moderate pressure a full Shao Yang pulse is evident that moderates with pressure at GB34. However, I did not find active GB points., though I adjusted T9PR prior to scanning-so May have missed a BL 19 Ah shi pt. Patient is not fearful, pretty friendly for GSD, not a vivid dreamer and no phobias. Coat is shiny soft and healthy with no dandruff. Nails are healthy. No history of allergies though she did have a severe rash on her abdomen in March -first Sx was 2/1, came into heat on 2/3 so had diapers and a cone for 2 weeks. The rash was in caudal abdomen and was very red with welts/hives. rDVM treated with Apoquel and there are no lesions present today. Though still on 16 mg once daily. She is fed kibble and on Cosequin and Salmon oil.
So, I’m getting a Shao Yang vibe but pulse is biggest clinical sign for that. She’s not clinically Blood deficient, though is on kibble and will likely be sooner than later. Cold does not aggravate her pain-she really loves cold weather. I was thinking about Shen Tong Xue Yu Tang but owner would like tablets. Does your Canadian herb company have that formula in tablets? I’m sorry I forgot the name of that company. Or would Xiao Chai Hu be appropriate? Could I add any herbs to help with elbows?