The Five Modalities of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine:
1. Acupuncture: The ancient Chinese medical practice of inserting small needles into points along channels of the body called meridians. In Chinese
medicine these points and meridians are used to access the internal organs and to move Qi (energy) and blood to correct the imbalances that cause pain and disease syndromes. From a western medicine standpoint, these acupuncture points are used to stimulate the nervous system to relieve pain.
2. Herbal Therapy: The Chinese medical technique that involves daily oral therapy of combinations of dried herbs to correct imbalances that are causing pain and disease. Herbal therapy is very similar to many of our western medications, many of which were originally created from the same plants found in herbal prescriptions.
3. Food Therapy: The act of changing the diet to use foods and their inherent properties to treat certain diseases. For example, changing the diet of an animal with an inflammatory condition to foods that are cooling to the body.
4. Tui-Na: Chinese manual therapy that involves massage, acupressure, and manipulation techniques to prevent and treat pain and other disease syndromes. Tui-Na is similar to massage and chiropractic adjustments.
5. Tai-Ji and Qi-Gong (Excercise): The practice of regular excercise to stimulate the body, calm the mind, and prevent disease.
Dr. Alice practices Five Elements Theory
Optimal Animal Health and Performance
Dr. Alice is well trained in handling and treating Cats, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Camelids, Swine, Rabbits, Reptiles, Exotic Birds, and Fowl and would love the opportunity to provide animal acupuncture care for any of your domestic or exotic species as well.
Cats respond very well to acupuncture; however, they often don't tolerate as many needles as other species and even just one or two needles can make a big difference for some cats.
Acupuncture is commonly used to stimulate milk production in Ruminants and can help with infertility and lameness problems.
Llamas and alpacas commonly get arthritis and nerve problems with age that responds very well to animal acupuncture treatments and regular chiropractic care can help prevent arthritis.
Birds also respond well to acupuncture and it can be used to treat behavior problems such as feather plucking.
Call/Text/Email us if you have any questions about the use of veterinary acupuncture to treat certain conditions in your domestic or exotic animals.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
aims to promote health and prevent disease through five modalities:
Tai-Ji and Qi-Gong (Excercise)
Horse Acupuncture has been shown to treat many diseases and syndromes including, but not limited to:
Back Soreness and Kissing Spine Lesions
Front Limb, Stifle, Hock, and Sacroiliac Lameness
Tendonitis and Suspensory Ligament Tears
Colic and other Gastrointestinal Problems
Heaves (RAO, COPD)
Anhidrosis (inability to sweat)
Laryngeal Hemiplegia (Roaring)
Equine Metabolic Syndrome (Cushings)
Acupuncture for dogs has been shown to treat multiple
diseases including, but not limited to:
Acute and Chronic Pain
Degenerate Joint Disease
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Tendon/Ligament Injuries (Cruciate or ACL Injuries)