Riley (Cushings Disease)


This is Riley's story

Riley started seeing Dr. Lynne when he was 13 years old. He has arthritis in his hips and spine and we had been trying cold laser therapy on him at the suggestion of his vet. Initially Riley did get some relief from the laser treatments, but after a few months of cold laser therapy it seemed to have less of an effect on Riley.  He was having a difficult time getting up and down the stairs and was restless throughout the night.

Dr. Lynne suggested acupuncture for Riley.  After just one session we noticed a difference.  Riley was moving better and was more comfortable.  We also noticed the acupuncture had a longer lasting effect then the cold laser treatment.  An added bonus is that Dr. Lynne comes to our house to see Riley.

At age 14 Riley was diagnosed with Cushings disease.  For several weeks he had been drinking large amounts of water and needing to urinate every hour or two and having accidents in the house. We took him to our vet and they did testing and diagnosed him.

Dr. Lynne suggested treating him with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  We thought we would try this before trying the traditional medicine route.  Within four days of being on the herbs and having the acupuncture treatments Riley's Cushings symptoms were greatly reduced.

Riley loves seeing Dr. Lynne and seems to enjoy the acupuncture treatments.
People who meet Riley are always surprised when they find out he is 14 years old!

 

Written by Riley's owners

Riley currently gets acupuncture every 2-4 weeks and a Chinese Herbal twice daily

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