Feb. 13, 2023

Acupuncture for Dog Cancer | Dr. Narda Robinson #203

Acupuncture for Dog Cancer | Dr. Narda Robinson #203

Can acupuncture cure dog cancer? Nope. But it can do a whole lot to help your dog feel better and alleviate side effects from illness and medications alike.


Although there are many romantic ideas about where acupuncture comes from and how it works, the truth is rooted in science and anatomy. Acupuncture is the practice of applying tiny needles or pressure to specific areas to stimulate nerves and tissue to get a desired effect.

Dr. Narda Robinson is both a human doctor and a veterinarian, and she literally wrote the book on acupuncture points and what they do in the human body. In this episode she explains how and why acupuncture works, as well as the specific ways that it can benefit dogs with cancer.

Short on time? Jump to about minute 42 to catch Narda’s rapid-fire mythbusting.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

CuraCore Find a Practitioner https://curacore.org/vet/find-a-practitioner/

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture https://medicalacupuncture.org/

Narda’s Books: https://curacore.org/vet/bookstore/

Chapters:

0:00 Start

2:56 Acupuncture is Science

6:08 The Nervous System

10:41 Placement Matters

14:47 Anti-Nausea Point

16:59 Nerve Stimulation

17:51 Trigger Points

20:06 Getting Started

23:52 Realities of Acupuncture and Cancer

29:46 Helping Radiation Side Effects

33:12 Side Effects

34:59 Integrative Medicine

37:12 The Needles

39:11 Mistranslations

42:14 Acupuncture Myths

46:08 When to Avoid Acupuncture

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Narda Robinson:

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, is a leading authority on scientific integrative medicine from a One Health perspective. She served as faculty at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1997-2016) and currently leads CURACORE VET and CURACORE MED as founder and CEO. A prominent influencer on scientific integrative medicine in both veterinary and human medicine, Dr. Robinson has cultivated her expertise for over 20 years of teaching, practicing, and research. She directs onsite and online programs on medical acupuncture, medical massage, photomedicine, botanical therapy, and integrative rehabilitation. In June 2022, she founded the organization, SIVMA, i.e., the Scientific Integrative Veterinary Medical Association, to expand learning and research opportunities for practitioners across the globe.

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Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, is a leading authority on scientific integrative medicine from a One Health perspective. She served as faculty at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1997-2016) and currently leads CURACORE VET and CURACORE MED as founder and CEO. A prominent influencer on scientific integrative medicine in both veterinary and human medicine, Dr. Robinson has cultivated her expertise for over 20 years of teaching, practicing, and research. She directs onsite and online programs on medical acupuncture, medical massage, photomedicine, botanical therapy, and integrative rehabilitation. In June 2022, she founded the organization, SIVMA, i.e., the Scientific Integrative Veterinary Medical Association, to expand learning and research opportunities for practitioners across the globe.