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Vestibular Disease In My Jack Russell Terrier

Author: Karla E.
Skill: Healer
Date: 12-24-2014
Views: 11,389
Word Count: 631
Questions Received: 3
Testimonial ID: 10340-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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Several months ago I awoke to find my elder Jack Russell Terrier flailing on the couch. I ran over to get her before she fell off. Upon placing her on the floor, she promptly fell over, repeatedly trying to stand but unable to do so.

"Crap," I thought, "vestibular disease!" (I suspected this because dogs do not have strokes.) I picked her up and went outside, gently placing her on the grass to pee. She promptly fell over. After several tries, she was able to right herself long enough to pee.

At this time I confirmed my diagnosis. The hallmark of vestibular disease is the dog walking in a circle, always in the same direction. While I am not sure exactly what causes this, it is a neurological condition.

I took my dog back in the house and got busy. I applied a single drop of Sacred Frankincense essential oil (regular Frankincense would also work) directly on her brainstem (notch at the base of the skull). I dropped it from a height of 4 to 6 inches so that it would pass through the "etheric body" to heal that as well. I gently rubbed that drop in using one finger, moving in a clockwise circle.

Next I applied a drop of Frankincense essential oil to the index finger of my right hand. Starting just above her right eye I circled my finger while tracing the orbital ridge all the way down the side of her face and around the back to the brainstem. I did this three times and then repeated the procedure on the left side. I was careful to not get too close to the eyes and had olive oil ready just in case I did.

The third step was to perform the auricular technique. I put a drop of Valor essential oil blend on the index finger of my right hand and GENTLY inserted that finger into her right ear, all the way until I hit the flesh. (I never drop essential oils directly into the ear because it could possibly damage the eardrum.) With my finger in her ear, I gently stretched the ear in all four directions... three gentle tugs in one direction, moved 90 degrees, and then applied three more tugs... all the way around. I only needed to do this one time and then did the same on the left ear.

I then put my dog in a wire crate and loaded my diffuser with 3 drops each of Valor, Idaho Balsam Fir, and Frankincense essential oils. I placed the diffuser 12 inches outside of the crate, blasting directly into it. Fairly certain that she could not harm herself, I took the other dog for a three-hour hike.

When I returned, I opened the door of the crate, and my elder dog stood up and walked out! I carried her outside to pee. She was a bit unsure at first, but within 15 minutes she was RUNNING around in the yard!

To prevent this from happening again, I perform the auricular technique on her DAILY, using Valor. She has never had a recurrence of vestibular disease, AND her hearing is improving. She was mostly deaf, but yesterday she heard me when I called her outside. I know this because she immediately stopped what she was doing, popped her head, and started looking around.

Note: "The clinical signs associated with vestibular disease are often most severe during the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours. Many pets begin to improve within seventy-two hours. The head tilt and stumbling often improve over a seven to ten day period. Most patients are completely recovered within two to three weeks...." Ernest Ward, DVM

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ears — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: ears,balance-/-steadiness — "[We] evaluate[d] the efficacy of the Pycnogenol [French maritime pine bark extract] in improving cochlear flow and symptoms... for patients with Meniere’s disease (MD), tinnitus, and cochlear hypoperfusion.... Symptoms of Meniere’s disease [spontaneous vertigo, positional vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, pressure in the ear, unsteady gait], flow at cochlear level, and tinnitus improved in Pycnogenol subjects...."Link
3.Associated topics: ears — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
4.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine,vestibular-disorder,balance-/-steadiness — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
5.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
6.Associated topics: ears — "Ginger root reduced the induced vertigo significantly better than did placebo."Link

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