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

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

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