EPISODE 91 | RELEASED October 12, 2020

Traditional and Classic Chinese Medicine for Dog Cancer | Dr. Cynthia Lankenau Deep Dive

An old-school veterinarian has added to her arsenal over the last forty years. Reiki, homotoxicology, acupuncture, and herbs are just a few of the tools Dr. Lankenau uses.


An old-school vet with an exclusively holistic practice, Dr. Cynthia Lankenau rolls with the punches.  She will tell you that Traditional Chinese Medicine is only the tip of an older, more impressive iceberg called Classical Chinese Medicine—and that it’s only one modality she’s used to replace conventional medicine. She haseen Nixon open China, the rise of GMO’s, the death of family farms, and the rise of regulatory boards. More importantly, she has noted how these events’ effects trickle down to our beloved pets. Even as cancer rates rise and small animals experience heightened stress levels, she remains optimistic and continues to learn voraciously. After nearly forty years of practice, she continues to add to a veterinary arsenal that already includes reiki, homotoxicology, homeopathy, acupuncture, and herbs.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Chinese Classical Medicine Links: 

The Shang Han Lun, a Classical Chinese Medicine treatise on Cold Damage Diseases https://www.amazon.com/Shang-Han-Lun-Translation-Commentaries/dp/0912111577

The Wen Bing Xue, a Classical Chinese Medicine treatise on Warm Disease Theory, a summary on what Mao Zedong stripped from Classical Chinese Medicine to create the newer Traditional Chinese Medicine


Homeopathy versus Homotoxicology https://natural-med.co.za/what-is-homotoxicology/

Referrals for Other Holistic Vets 

Holistic Veterinarian Medical Association.


International Veterinary Acupuncture Society https://www.ivas.org/

New York State Holistic Vets: http://nyholisticvet.com/ 

Classes Dr. Lankenau’s Currently Taking: 

David Winston, Herbalist https://www.davidwinston.org/

Jeffrey Yuen, Daoist and Clasical Chinese Medicine Scholar https://accm.ie/jeffrey-c-yuen/

Dr. Lankenau’s Career Inspiration – Bill Moyers on Acupuncture https://billmoyers.com/content/the-mystery-of-chi/

Milk thistle, one of her favorite herbs https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=19239&id=4952130

Her profile on the American Herbalists Guild: https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/professional/cynthia-lankenau-dvm

Other Interviews and Appearances by Dr. Lankenau:



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