Electroacupuncture (EA) is a form of acupuncture where an electrical current is passed between two acupuncture needles. In ancient China, acupuncturists manually twisted and pulsed needles to enhance stimulation of the specific points. Today, we are able to utilize... read more

Assisi Loop

Targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (tPEMF) [Image property of https://www.assisianimalhealth.com/] As a part of an integrative medicine approach to pain management in our veterinary patients, tPEMF therapy can be an important tool. This therapy method can be... read more


Photo linked from the Chi Institute Instagram page! Follow them @chiinstitute or http://www.tcvm.com/home/instagram Moxibustion, or Moxa, is the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of burning specific herbs (mugwart) to strategically warm the body. This treatment is... read more

Acupuncture for Cancer

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine can be beneficial in treating many conditions. Today we’ll talk about how our pets diagnosed with cancer can benefit from acupuncture. Chemotherapy is very important for treating most types of cancer in our pets.... read more

Paws On Point – Lilah!

            Clinical History: Lilah is an 11 year old female spayed large mixed breed dog with a chronic history of front limb lameness. Lilah has had multiple x-rays performed on her feet, joints, and shoulders, but no apparent cause for her limping was found. About... read more

The Five Elements and Constitutions

(image courtesy of The Way of Least Resistance) In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the natural world is divided into five systems, known as the five elements. The elements are an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Each element correlates to a season,... read more

Yin and Yang

   As the symbol represents, the universe is divided equally between the Yin and Yang. However, the division is not straight – Yin and Yang merge in a continuous cycle. The control and become each other while maintaining a precise balance. As represented by... read more

Paws on Point – Chaos!

      Clinical history: Chaos is a 12 year old female spayed medium sized mixed breed dog with a history of pheochromocytoma, a type of cancerous tumor affecting her adrenal gland. Chaos had surgery to remove the tumor in February 2018. Due to the location and nature... read more

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