Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments in humans and animals. In recent years, acupuncture has become increasingly popular as a treatment option for pets, as more and more pet owners are looking for alternatives to conventional Western medicine.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body. These points are located along what are known as meridians, or energy pathways.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence to support the use of acupuncture for treating various conditions in animals. Studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating pain, arthritis, skin problems, gastrointestinal issues, and even behavior problems.
If you are considering acupuncture for your pet, it is important to find a qualified veterinarian who is experienced in this treatment modality. At our hospital, our veterinarians have undergone extensive training in acupuncture and are able to safely and effectively treat pets with this therapy.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has a long history and is an important part of Chinese culture. TCVM is based on the principle of balance and harmony between yin and yang, and the five elements theory.
The goal of TCVM is to restore balance and harmony within the body, and to maintain health and prevent disease.
There are many different modalities within TCVM, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, food therapy, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), and Qi Gong.
Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) has been used to treat a variety of conditions in people and animals for centuries. In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of CHM in veterinary medicine in the United States.
There are many different formulations of Chinese herbal products available, and each product is designed to treat a specific condition or set of conditions. Chinese herbs can be administered in a variety of ways, including oral capsules or tablets, teas, and topical ointments or creams.
Your veterinarian will work with you to determine if CHM is appropriate for your animal and, if so, which formulation and administration route is best suited for your pet's individual needs.