Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) includes Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, although relatively new to the western world, is a medical system that has been used in China to treat animals for thousands of years. It can be traced back over 2 milleniums in history, but continues to evolve even today.
In Chinese Medicine, disease is understood as an imbalance in the body, and Identification of this disharmony provides diagnosis and thus treatment options.Meridians or channels are energy highways and there are 12 that run through out the body and are interconnected.Qi energy flows through the meridians accessing all parts of the body.Along each meridian or energy channel are acupuncture points. Acupuncture points are areas of concentration of healing cells, nerves, vessels and Qi energy. Each meridian has many acupuncture points along its path.
Eastern diagnosis takes into account the temperament, age, sex, activity, and environment of the patient, along with pets particular clinical signs.
Here at Sheabel we use TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine) integrated into our Western Medicine to provide a multimodal approach to the treatment of our patients.
Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal medicine can benefit:
- Pain in limbs, back, muscles
- Renal disease
- Liver disease
- Muscle atrophy
- Tendon strength
- Autoimmune diseases
- And these are just a few…
by: Dr. Mary Mattingly, Veterinarian and Veterinary Acupuncturist