My dog Rita recently got a rabies shot which brought up the subject of how to treat immunizations in TCM.
Immunizations cause latent heat toxins. Latent Heat Toxins are a factor in many modern diseases such as cancer and autoimmune diseases and should be taken seriously.
My dog Virginia died of injection site sarcoma (cancer that develops at the site of immunization injections which is why vets now vary the location of injections) and I now avoid immunizing my pets as much as possible.
I follow these guidelines:
1. I immunize my pets the bare minimum possible.
2. They only receive one immunization at a time, spaced out by at least 1 week.
3. I treat them with Heat Toxin clearing herbs to avoid latent Heat toxins.
Animals are harder to treat as they don’t offer feedback and their signs are less obvious than humans. In children the appearance of Heat Toxins and damage to Yin by vaccinations is easier to see, as the body of their tongue will get redder than normal.
There are several formulas for the treatment of Heat toxin. They should be taken right after immunizations. This is a chinese herbal formula specifically for the rabies virus, which is the injection Rita had. I used powdered herbs and made a decoction and used a syringe to administer it orally every 4 hours until symptoms subsided:
di gu pi, jiang can, tao ren, lian qiao, huang lian, qiang huo, chi shao, fu ling, tu bie chong
Note: I am not a veterinarian and thus this information is given for entertainment purpose only.