Features January 2012 Issue

Traditional Chinese Medical View on Dog Panting

Traditional Chinese Medicine can also cause panting! This Border Collie is at the end of an acupuncture session; she still has needles in acupuncture points in her front paws. She begins to pant as the needles trigger a release of endorphins.

Traditional Chinese Medical View on Dog Panting

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective, any medical condition is a symptom of an underlying disharmony within the body. This imbalance can be viewed through the yin and yang model, the base of TCM theory. Both exist within the body at all times. Yin represents the concepts of cooling, fluids, quietness, and passive behavior. Yang represents the concepts of heat, inflammation, outward energy, and aggressive behavior.

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