Bailey – An Update!

               Bailey has been visiting us for acupuncture treatments to address her arthritis once monthly. You may recall her previous feature on the blog where we discussed addressing her Kidney Yin Deficiency, Spleen Qi Deficiency, and Liver Qi Stagnation.... read more

Chronic Kidney Disease

(Photo credit to Dogs Naturally) Chronic renal disease is a common ailment of older dogs and cats. Although it is often slowly progressive, there is no cure in our veterinary patients and it will eventually lead to renal failure. In Western medicine, treatment focuses... read more


    Aquapuncture is a form of acupuncture where a liquid is injected into specific acupuncture points. In contrast to the traditional tapered acupuncture needles, aquapuncture uses small gauge hypodermic needles to introduce a small volume of fluid into the... read more

The TCVM Examination

The diagnostic system of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine requires identifying clinical signs (Bian) and the pattern of disease (Zheng). The TCVM physical exam utilizes the four diagnostic methods in order to make an accurate diagnosis and effectively treat the... read more


       Clinical history: Bailey is a senior female spayed medium sized mixed breed dog. She has a form of epilepsy that causes focal seizures (small tremors) and has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. She takes traditional Western medications to help... read more

Acupuncture for Seizures (Internal Wind)

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic disorder seen in dogs. It causes recurrent seizure activity due to an abnormality in the brain. Traditional western treatment for epilepsy in animals involves the use of anticonvulsants. While these medications can be... read more

Acupuncture for Wellness

Integrative medicine does not only benefit sick patients. Acupuncture and herbal therapy can be used prophylactically in wellness appointments to balance the body and make our pets as healthy as possible.  Because acupuncture stimulates the immune system, regulates... read more


  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] 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 Moxibustion, or Moxa, is the Traditional Chinese Medicine practice of burning specific herbs (mugwart) to strategically warm the body. This treatment is... read more

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