Greyhound Acupuncture by Dr David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist graduated from the University of Queensland in 1967 and spent 2 years in mixed practice in New Zealand before entering small animal practice in Brisbane Australia.
In 1976 he visited the NAVA Animal Acupuncture facility in California where for the first time he saw animal acupuncture in a clinical environment.
The fact that a large percentage of Dr Gilchrist's patients were greyhounds, made the choice of subject matter for his second book quite obvious. Greyhounds suffer from all the conditions common to the canine species as well as from a number of conditions that are unique to the racing dog. In selecting the greyhound as the model for this book, it has been possible to cover a wide range of general canine disorders and at the same time to provide a text-book for those involved in the greyhound industry. With a little bit of imagination, the information herein can be applied to all canines and felines.
This book, now in its 5th edition has been specially bound in plastic-comb format so that it can be used as a proper 'how to do it' manual. Once a diagnosis has been established, the book may be opened at the appropriate pafe and laid flat on the treatment table. The therapist will then have all the necessary treatment details for any particular condition (the points, where they are, how to stimulate them) displayed in front of him without any need to flip back and forth chasing odd items of information. ALL the textual information relating to one particular condition is displayed on the left hand page and all the graphical supporting detail in laid out on the facing right hand page. This makes for ease of treatment for beginners and experts alike.