Permanent Acupuncture with Gold Bead Implants
Permanent Acupuncture with Gold Bead
The Gold Beads
People have reported that their dogs have bled at the locations where the gold beads were implanted, and this is a good sign. From the Chinese medicine perspective, seizures can be caused by too much internal heat, often from the liver, which creates wind and seizures are a symptom of the excess wind. When bleeding occurs where the beads are implanted, this means that the excess heat is being released. This makes it likely that the implants was needed in that area.
Gold is used because it is non-reactive with the body. It is not known exactly how the gold bead implants work, but Dr. Durkes said that he believes that the gold beads emit a minute electrical charge, and the points that respond well to the implants have excessive negative charges.
Percent of Cases
Dr. Durkes also noted that 10 to 20 percent of the dogs that have some other condition (i.e. vision or skin problems, etc.) might see an improvement in that condition as well. Success rates are lower for dogs who cluster. These success rates listed here coincide with the success rates of a doctor of Chinese medicine for using acupuncture to treat epilepsy. A great deal depends on the skill of the vet, but even the most skilled practitioner can not help everyone.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture balances the body's own system of healing and complications rarely, if ever develop. Based on the Chinese theory, a skilled acupuncturist can feel the energy imbalances in someone being treated. Dr. Durkes uses a form of energy reading where he feels changes in his own pulse while moving his hand, which contains the needle, over the dog's body. Where there is a fluctuation in his own pulse, that is the spot that needs to have gold beads implanted.
The acupuncture points can be stimulated by using any one of the following methods:
For all of the positive aspirations of gold bead implants, there is also a negative side to the procedure. First of all, there is the procedure itself and the preparation. According to Dr. Durkes, some dogs react to the surgical scrub and develop a rash. Placing a dog under anesthesia always creates some risks. However, all dogs are at risk to anesthesia regardless of the operation. The beads occasionally slip out of place; they cause no harm, but then they provide no benefit to the dog either. Microchips may also slip out of place too. If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Durkes is always available.
If your dog has cancer, gold beads should not be used. The gold stimulates the cancer. The gold beads do not cause cancer, so the dogs with the implants are no more likely to get cancer than any other dog. If your dog already has cancer, the gold beads are contradicted.
Remember, do not omit your regular veterinarian from the decision making process when you are considering gold bead implants for your dog.
Karen Foster's vet says that Dr. Durkes's ability to do the procedure and the way he takes his own pulse to decide where to put the beads, is a gift. He said that in his 30 years of practice, he has seen only one other vet - a horse vet - who could perform the same pulse measurement technique with the same level of success. Jeri (Kuneval), Kathi and I with Korie, Karen (Preston), and others can tell you of our skepticism when we first heard of the procedure. Not even Dr. Durkes knows why the gold bead procedure works.
Perhaps the American Indian healers and healers in other cultures just have the "touch".
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