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HAYLEY

allergy in dog treated with acupuncture and herbs

allergy in dog treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine

Pictured Above:  Red and itchy paws and under arm rash

Pictured Below:  Hayley's itchy, red, rashy and yeasty skin

allergy in dog treated with acupunture and herbal medicineDr. Rachel has been a miracle for us. Hayley has spent the first ten years of her life struggling with skin, food, and environmental allergies.

I have taken her to see multiple vets as well as a canine dermatologist. She literally had been on round after round of antibiotics and steroids, battled with skin infections, suffered from yeast and bacterial infections, lost most of her hair, scratched and licked until she bled.

The constant use of medications was also very hard on her liver. Her immunity was almost depleted. It was painful to see her suffer- and all these treatments were minimally effective.

I had spent thousands of dollars, hours of research and watched as my baby continued to deteriorate.

I was absolutely desperate to get her help and found Dr. Rachel. She saw Hayley and was compassionate and caring and assured me that we could help her but to be patient because she had a lot to overcome to get her back on the path of health and recovery.

To be honest, I didn't really believe that Dr. Rachel would be able to help her because so many vets had promised results in the past and she never improved. Hayley started with acupuncture and herbs and we changed her diet. Within a few weeks, her skin started to look better. Her eyes started to sparkle again. Her hair grew back! She started to play and enjoy life. No more daily baths because she smelled so bad from the yeast, no more constant licking and scratching. She was sleeping through the night and had no sores.

To call this a miracle is absolutely accurate. I wish that I had found Dr. Rachel years ago!!! She gave Hayley her life back. Sandy K


V.P.

dog treated with acupuncture with cervical disk disease I don't actually know how my dog, VP, managed to hurt her back and neck. I think it was a fall she took weeks before. It wasn't even a slow degradation of health.

Overnight, she became an invalid. She couldn't eat, drink, or walk by herself.  Her jaw seemed dislocated and her tongue deviated visibly to the left of her mouth. Every time she tried to chew food, she would choke.  Every time we moved her, she cried. She couldn't even bark without noticeable pain.

She had been on steroids and pain killers for weeks, with little to no improvement, and then I was told that an MRI might give the docs some answers...for $1900. When I first came to see Dr. Addleman, VP had an actual date to get put to sleep at the vet's office. Within hours of VP's first treatment, I saw dramatic improvement. Her gait became much less impaired, her tongue started to return to normal, and she began to eat and drink by herself.

After three treatments with Dr. Addleman, VP is back to her old mischief -- stockpiling all the dog toys in her own crate, barking viciously at the mailman, and bounding up and down with excitement every time someone approaches her.  She got a new lease on life with alternative therapy and our whole family owes you endless thanks!  Jennifer R

FINN

dog with arthritis treated with acupuncture

It's me, Finn the Great Pyrenees that came in to you 2 weeks ago with my Mom.  She says I am doing so much better!  I even picked up one of my stuffed toys and played a bit!  Everyone has noticed that I feel better, and my skin looks better too......

I love my raw turkey, and mom empties all my herb capsules in the food and the probiotic.   Thank you for helping me and mom.  Love, Finn

Finn did amazing after the acupuncture - like a different dog.  He was playful, his eyes were brighter, and he even trotted a bit with his toy, shaking it back and forth.

Thank you so much. Julie

SADIE

dog treated for ruptured disc with acupunctureSadie is a 5 year old Dachshund. In October of 2011 I was told she had ruptured a disc in her back because her hind legs were paralyzed. Of course panic struck at our house.

My vet sent me to a specialist who said Sadie needed surgery which would cost between $2500-$4000.

We chose not to do the surgery and treat her with meds and rehab. I searched the internet and found Dr. Rachel.

I took a chance and brought Sadie to the clinic for acupuncture. She was treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine. That was the best ever find on the internet. We added some rehab. Today she is walking and running. I never thought it possible.

A month ago Sadie had a set back. Sadie was trying to keep up with her sister, a min-pin who is very active. I brought her in for a check up and with TLC from Dr. Rachel she is 200% better.

I truly never thought I would ever see my dog walk again. I really never imagined that acupuncture could be a miracle cure. The staff at this clinic is the best ever!!!!! Love them! Cathy F

JAKE

dog treated with acupuncture for jaw problem This is Jake yawning tonight. He could not do this 3 months ago - his primary veterinarian could not even open his mouth under general anesthesia.  Janet

ANNIE AND MAXX

acupuncture treatments for dogs with cushing disease and kidney diseaseAs I watch Annie wake up with us each day, not sleeping all day due to pain/lack of energy, running around the Christmas tree - because now she CAN, and watching her JUMP and HOP after a romp outdoors, I know this is due to your work with her.

I know, without question, that you have given me more time with her than would have been otherwise possible. This is the most beautiful gift I ever been given, and I will never be able to thank you adequately. I now have one more Christmas with my baby, and we are making the absolute most of it!!  
 
Maxx is well - VERY well. Again, due to your selfless efforts on his behalf, he is enjoying a greater quality of life - and now PLAYS again!

It is true joy in action. Your work, especially with Cushing's, is much needed. Sheryl F

TIPPY

arthritis in dogs is treated with acupuncture and herbal medicineEven though Tippy is 13 years old, she will always be our puppy.

We were watching her struggling to move and in so much pain. We were afraid we had no choice but to put her down. We just thought we would try acupuncture before we made any decision. Thank the Good Lord we did.

Thank you so much. Tippy has had such a good weekend. She is walking almost completely unassisted and is back to her daily routines. Tippy is almost like she was 2 years ago before all her problems started.

She is playing with her toys again and taking her long walks two times a day. My husband and I are so thankful for all the wonderful loving care that she has received.  Vonda & Charles M

ELTON

dog treat for anxiety with acupuncture and herbal medicineElton has always had what we consider "issues" but had also been told for years that it was typical terrier behavior and/or that he needed significant training (which is not denied).

So, into the second year of him not sleeping more than an hour each night, and a significant amount of OTC drugs and modifications, I was at my wits end and turned to Dr. Addleman...my hero!!!...OUR hero!

She was so kind to him and listened to the myriad of problems and efforts...examined him....and gave us four things to do:  change the types of raw food he was eating, give him two homeopathic remedies, and apply a daily regimen of acupressure.

That night he slept ok but, the next night he slept longer and...to this day (almost 3 months later) he is averaging 7-8 hours of sleep a night which is, to me, A MIRACLE. 

I cannot even begin to thank Dr. Addleman and Linda enough for what they have done for Elton and I am looking forward to much more success with him.- With much love and care, Julie T

SHILOH

arthritis in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicineShiloh has been doing amazingly well since the treatment, dramatic improvement in several areas but most significantly, my social butterfly is back!

Shiloh is such a different boy when he's not hurting. Thanks again for all the great work you do and for him! We all are enjoying the benefits.

While Shiloh has been making steady progress in his relationship with the new puppy, after we left your office the other day we had an exponential gain. The four of us went out to dinner for our anniversary and left all 3 dogs home together.

When we returned a few hours later, it was clear the two boys had spent some quality time. Jimminy and Shiloh spent the next hour and a half playing and romping with each other. (Crickett had a long since put herself to bed exhausted.)   They were playing tug with a toy - Shiloh catering to his puppy abilities and then nuzzling and cooing nose to nose. They repeated this again a few days later, so it appears to be actual progress as opposed to an anomaly.  I think Shiloh is feeling great after his treatment combined with their alone time was the magic combination they needed.  Stacey W

TOOFY

IBD or irritable bowel disease in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicineWhen Toofy and I came to see Dr. Addleman, her "stomach episodes" of not wanting to eat and vomiting bile had increased to 2-3 times a week.

Conventional medication was no longer working and I was worried about her. Dr. Addleman's treatment using acupuncture and herbs has worked wonders and it has now been 7 weeks since she's had an episode.

I am VERY grateful to have found Dr. Addleman. Toofy runs around so much sometimes now that she gets sore and has to rest up the next day. That's good for an old girl - thanks a MILLION!

And thanks also to Linda for being so kind and responsive to all my emails. - Sandy and Toofy

CASSIE

arthritis in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine





Thanks again Dr. Addleman for making Cassie's first visit such a positive experience. I'm going to start the new "cool" / wet food transition  this weekend. It's very gratifying to be able to do something to help Cassie's health. She is such a great girl!!! - Sandy

BAILEY

pain in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine




Bailey is feeling great today. We think for the first time in a long time, she is pain free. She jumped on the bed this morning like she's never jumped before. Bailey has been sleeping a lot today, which isn't unusual, but it seems like she's less restless and uncomfortable. Thanks so much!  Ron & Maureen H

VINCENT

anxiety and fear in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine


We first brought Vincent our white German Shepherd to Dr. Addleman when he was 5 months old. At that time he was fearful of other animals, people, places, noises etc. He looked so sad!

After the first acupuncture treatment we noticed a change in his temperament and by the 2nd treatment Vincent was a new dog!

He is now happy, playful, confident and has many dog and human friends! This Halloween he loved being dressed up as a pumpkin and happily interacted with all the trick or treaters! Marianne D

LULU

chronic conditions treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine




I’m excited about Lulu's new herbs and she’s already better just from her treatment yesterday!   I can’t say enough about the care we have received from Dr. Addleman. I don’t believe Lulu would ever be able to become the healthy girl she was meant to be without her. Thanks so much. Jodie E

BELLA

Cervical Treatment Houston Animal Acupuncture & Herbs



I am amazed she responded so quickly and was walking almost immediately.  Anna Marie L -  For Peetey’s Sake www.fpsrescue.org

BOB

arthritis in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine




Bob lifted his leg on the walk tonight...first time in at least three months! Yippee Yea! Isn't that great? Mary Lynn M

SWEENEY

arthritis in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine
Sweeney would like Dr. Addleman to know she is all but feeling like a brand new dog!

She gets me out walking twice every day now and trots along with ears bouncing. She loves-loves the new food regimen........ and has taken very well to the herbs. So far, and almost from the time we left your office, she has had all 4s firmly planted on the ground with full steam ahead! She admits she is not feeling as tired either.

Remember when that guy bought out the huge billboard on 59 to advertise seeking a wife. Well if not for him outbidding me this morning, that billboard would read "Dr. Addleman is a genius!" In like super bold size 7000 font. Sweeney slept through the night until 5 am and when she woke up, she stood right up on all 4s and walked out to potty and back in. Same thing through the morning. Davina R

LANCE BERKMAINE 

anxiety in cats treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine


Lance was so much better at this show. No hissing at the cats in the judging ring or on the way to the ring.  He is still a little tense, but much better than before. Becky C

VLADIMIR

arthritis in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine 






We are so glad he is better and we've found such a great Dr. for Vladimir. Sarah & Chris F

SAMSON

skin conditions in cats treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine






We all think Sam is doing better. The soft food already has made a huge difference for his skin condition..... We also noticed less eye gunk and not as much snoring when he sleeps. It's all been good. Thanks for your help. Lynn N

TABITHA

obesity in dogs and cats treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine
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obesity in dogs and cats treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine
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With the weight loss Tabitha has become so much more active. She and Kylie are playing all the time. We took Zoe, Tabby and Kylie to the dog park on Saturday -- they all three had so much fun playing and romping. Thanks as always. Donna & Gerry R

BREEZE

arthritis in dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine



Breeze is running so much better since her first treatment – it’s amazing.

She is running like she did about 2-3 years ago. She’s back to being her same spunky little self and it’s great to see.

I just can’t thank Dr. Addleman enough. Thank you very much for the wonderful treatment that Breeze received last week. I really, truly think it [acupuncture] helped her tremendously. Jan T

MEAUX

arthritis in cats and dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicineMeaux has been a very happy kid for the last 3-4 days - he is showing me the puppy in him still, at times, but staying out of the heat a lot.

I know Meaux is feeling better because we have walked a little bit in the evenings on the bayou this past week - hadn't done that in ages. We even had a young couple stop and ask about him and couldn't believe he was 14. They said "he's adorable!".  

I can't tell you how comforting it is that you come to the house to care of Meaux.  At his age, his size, and his physical condition, it would be almost impossible for me to get him to a clinic to be cared for without an incredible amount of stress and possibly much physical discomfort on Meaux's part. That he is now cared for in the comfort of his own home is worth everything to me. So thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. - Judy, Meaux and Cisco

GILLIGAN

anxiety in cats treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine




Gillie seems to be doing a bit better. I think that he is having fewer nightmares (although the amount of naps has not changed.) Is Gilligan's favorite doctor available...Monday? Patty V

LIZZY

allergy in dogs and cats treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine






Thank you for seeing Lizzy this morning. We look forward to making changes, so Lizzy can be a Healthy and Happy dog.  Joel & Kelly R

ANNIE

disk disease in dogs treated post and pre surgery with acupuncture and herbal medicine





We are so blessed to have Dr. Addleman! Heather T

CHLOE

cancer symptoms  in cats and dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine
Chloe's acupuncture session has helped her tremendously...she is feeling so much better. Her appetite is improving and she sleeps very well.

We divide the Hill's can into fourths and feed her 4 times a day to complete the can. She even has been eating ocean whitefish and tuna from Sargent's and Sunny's bowls when they eat.

Dr. "A" had helped Chloe so very much through her illness. The acupuncture & herbs helped her to be able to eat and walk...to be her self again.

There are not enough "Thank you's" in the world to tell you how much we appreciate Dr. "A". She is the best and is a wonderful and compassionate person. We are very glad that we found her. Donna

BLUE

arthritis in cats and dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine






Thank you for caring about Blue---you help him so much!   Megan P

HALLEE

anxiety in cats and dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine




We are thrilled we found you to care for Hallee. She has definitely improved, chewed a bone for the first time today and played with Brinklee.

Thank you so much for your help and compassion. Dedrick and Taryn F

CHAYA

degenerative neurological disorders treated with acupuncture and herbal medicineOur dog, Chaya, was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disorder. She has been examined by boarded veterinary specialists in the field of internal medicine and surgery. All concur, her disease is progressive and not operable.

Religiously, we followed expert advice on how to make her more comfortable and happy. Nothing seemed to work. As she became more disabled and unable to walk without the help of a sling, so too did her spirit diminish. Taking the advice of our veterinarian, we sought out Dr. Addleman.

 After the first treatment, we noticed that Chaya's energy seemed improved. And today, with only three treatments, Chaya's spirits and energy have been revived.  She has maintained her energy and high spirits despite dragging herself to get around. We feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Addleman. While Chaya's future is certain, total paralysis, she delights in being a participating member of our family. We can't thank Dr. Addleman for giving us back our Chaya.  Linda A

MARLI

lameness treated with acupuncture and herbal medicineI can’t tell you how thankful we are for Dr. Rachel. ..... Marli was able to do some actual walking on Wednesday and we think she will continue to improve with the acupuncture and therapy. I know Marli is just so much better because she is now also wagging her tail like she used to do before her problem (injury) began. I can’t wait to send the pictures on to our daughters. I know they will get a kick out of seeing Marli with all the wires, but I also know they are very concerned for her recovery and are thankful we had this choice in her care. I don’t think I can say enough about how pleased we are concerning Dr. Rachel’s treatment and the progress Marli continues to make. We are so grateful Dr. Rachel chose the Houston area to practice her veterinarian acupuncture care and skills.

Update: We are actually having to hold Marli back somewhat. She was trying to do a little running over the weekend and is now wanting to jump down from our couch while we’re watching TV. It’s great she’s improving so much, but we are trying to keep her from getting too overzealous just to make sure she doesn’t reinjure herself. Jana & Don S from Lake Jackson, TX

BG

kidney disease in cats and dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine






More good news: BG is 94 today. No excessive water consumption and he's still chowing down on 2 1/2 to 3 cans of turkey & giblets daily!

He is getting rowdier by the day. He obviously feels a lot better since coming to see you! Karla from Houston

COOPER

diet therapy for dogs and cats



". . . both Cooper and Porter are doing very well on the . . .food (fish and sweet potato) . . .No itchy skin, eyes, or hot spots on the feet. We recommended it to other Boykin owners and their dogs are doing a lot better as well. - Laura from Houston

ISAAC

kidney disease and thyroid disease in cats and dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine


I can't thank you enough for giving Isaac back his energy! And appetite! He's once again stalking lizards from the safety of his kitchen window and playing with Hershel and Amos. His kidney failure and thyroid surgery have been hard on him. There was nothing left in western medicine to do for 'the light of my life' when thankfully I found you! Acupuncture and herbals have made a huge difference. Thank you for everything you do for my Isaac.  Linda A

SNOOP

high blood pressure pancreatitis lymphoma ibd in cats treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine 
We are fortunate our veterinarian referred us to Dr. Addleman. As a board certified feline specialist, a recognized expert in her field, Dr. Addleman diagnosed our cat, Snoop, a 16 years old orange tabby, with multiple ailments including lymphoma, hypothyroid, high blood pressure, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome - all of which are being treated successfully with medication. Two concerns for us, was the irritable bowel syndrome, although treated with prednisone, he continued to throw up several times weekly and painful arthritis treated with adequin injections weekly. We were, at first, skeptical giving him acupuncture. Never in our wildest dreams did we think he'd stand still, after all, he's a cat! Boy were we surprised. Not only did he enjoy his 20 minute treatment, laying comfortably and purring throughout it, he wasn't anxious for it to come to an end. To our amazement, his vomiting has been greatly curtailed and the arthritic pain appears much less as his limping has disappeared!  Nat from Houston

BAILEY 

arthritis in cats and dogs treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine




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ailey's [acupuncture] treatments are really helping.  Bailey loves the [herbal] biscuits. Thanks!
Lisa K