Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is an ancient form of Eastern Medicine that has been around for over 3,000 years. TCVM incorporates the use of acupuncture, herbal therapy, dietary changes and tui-na, a form of manipulative massage. It has been shown to be helpful for the management of pain associated with arthritis, hip/ elbow dysplasia, soft tissue injuries and internal medicine such as anhydrosis (non-sweater) in horses.
In the simplest of descriptions, acupuncture is the act of inserting small sterile needles at very specific points along a variety of meridians to help reduce stagnation, improve the flow of chi (energy) and restore balance within the body.
Dr. Laurie Weiser was certified in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in 2008 with advanced studies through 2014. She practices acupuncture and TCVM on both small animals and equines.
Forms of acupuncture:
Aqua-acupuncture with Vit B12
Moxibustion (herbal heat)
Chinese Herbal Therapy may be recommended in addition to acupuncture for some cases.
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