Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has been practiced for thousands of years and has been well-researched for decades using modern medical equipment and methods. TCVM consists of acupuncture, herbal medication, and food therapy. Please let us know if you would like to integrate TCVM into your pet’s medical care plan.
Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy
Acupuncture has been extensively studied through clinical research to stimulate nerves, increase circulation, relieve muscle pain and cause release of the body’s own pain control hormones. Each acupuncture point has a specific goal. Both dry needle and electroacupuncture has been shown to improve quality of life and relieve pain associated with both neurologic and muscle/joint conditions. It is also an excellent adjunct therapy and is often combined with herbal therapy for chronic conditions such as kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma, and other ailments. Each treatment plan is individual to the patient and most protocols will entail and initial evaluation and treatment followed by 2-5 treatments 1-2 weeks apart.
Partnering with your veterinarian to choose or create your pet’s diet is a powerful way to support your pet’s wellness throughout their lifetime. Homemade diet recipes are tailored specifically to the individual based on their age, species, breed, lifestyle, and other factors and are nutritionally complete and balanced. We also offer diet and exercise plans for those pets struggling to lose weight. Each ingredient is chosen according to TCVM principles for health promotion, disease treatment and prevention, and as complimentary therapy. We also offer large animal general and TCVM nutritional counseling.
Equine and Large Animal Acupuncture
Acupuncture can be used as a routine part of performance training by keeping muscles and tendons resistant to injury, as well as assisting in recovery from sports injuries. Dry needles and electroacupucture, as well as herbal medications, have been studied to be clinically effective in treating chronic lameness, neurological problems, respiratory issues, anhidrosis, and non-surgical colic. Other large animal species such as cattle and goats can also benefit from acupuncture and herbal therapy for reproductive issues, respiratory and reproductive problems, and musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis and down cow syndrome. Each treatment plan is individual to the patient and most protocols will entail and initial exam and treatment followed by 2-5 treatments 1-2 weeks apart.