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  • Acupuncture for the Western Practitioner - Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points on the body (acupoints) to cause a desired healing effect. The word acupuncture...
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine: A Primer
  • Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine is a complete system of medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat disease.  This system has been untilized over several thousands of years.  The entire body...
  • Introduction to traditional Chinese medicine food therapy - For the body to retain its balance and harmony requires only following a proper diet."  "...diet is such an important part of our daily life that, unless one's diet is well adjusted, no amound of herbs, acupuncture, or other medicines or treatments can achieve a complete and lasting cure."
  • Geriatric medicine: A TCVM approachAccording to the National Research Council, the term "senior" refers to an animal's functionality, such as decreased activity, weight gain, and other age-related physical and behavioral changes. The term "geriatric" refers to the animal's chronological age which differs...
  • Integrating alternative modalities into Western clinicsComplementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is viewed by many veterinarians as an "us against them" proposition. In reality, an integrative approach combining conventional medicine and alternative modalities often yields the best results. Some CAM modalities...
  • Qi, acupuncture points and energy meridiansQi is difficult to translate into Western language. Fundamentally, Qi is what gives life to the universe. The ancient Chinese philosopher, Zhuang Zi (286 BC) stated that, "Qi gives birth to human beings; where Qi exists there is life, but...
  • Treating cancer with TCVMAccording to the Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU), cancer is the No. 1 cause of death in geriatric dogs and cats. Nearly half the deaths of companion dogs and cats are from cancer. Roughly half of all dogs and cats will...
  • Complementary and alternative medicineThe National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health, defines CAM as "a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not presently considered to be part of conventional medicine." Alternative medicine is...
  • Veterinary acupuncture and Chinese herbs: Clinical applications and contraindications - Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), also known as Traditional Oriental Medicine (TOM) has been utilized over several thousands of years inpeople and animals. The first veterinary...


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