Chinese Medicine

TCVM, an ancient Chinese practice, uses Yin-Yang, Five Elements, and Qi for holistic pet care.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is an ancient practice originating over two millennia ago in China. It views the body as interconnected with the universe, governed by cosmic laws and Qi, or Life Energy. Central to TCVM are Yin-Yang Theory, Five Elements Theory, and Jing Luo meridians. Yin-Yang Theory describes the interplay of opposing forces in all things, influencing physiological function and disease.

TCVM classifies clinical signs, patient characteristics, herbs, food, and acupuncture points as Yin or Yang. The Five Elements Theory explains seasonal changes and their impact on the body, with Qi flowing through the Five Zang Fu organ systems via meridians.

What TCVM treatment approaches do you offer?


This involves stimulating specific points in the body, releasing neurotransmitters and Qi energy to alleviate pain and promote healing. Techniques include dry needling, electroacupuncture, aquapuncture, and moxibustion. LEARN MORE

Herbal Therapy

Using plant-based medicines, herbal therapy complements acupuncture by extending its effects over several weeks. Herbal treatments balance different bodily systems and are available in various forms, contributing to a harmonious internal environment.

Food Therapy

Tailored to each pet's constitution and environment, food therapy aims to maintain Yin-Yang balance. By selecting foods based on energetic principles, TCVM practitioners restore or maintain the body's equilibrium. While acupuncture and herbal medicine offer immediate or delayed effects, food therapy influences Yin-Yang balance over time.

Tui Na

This ancient form of massage employs various techniques to stimulate pressure points and acupoints, realigning muscles and promoting Qi flow. Tui Na contributes to pain relief and harmony between Yin and Yang by addressing musculoskeletal issues and influencing meridian flow. 

Where is the Science Behind TCVM?

Much of TCVM's scientific focus has centered on Acupuncture. Studies have identified acupoints as electrically conductive areas with specific anatomical characteristics. Research suggests that Acupuncture stimulates communication along meridians, influencing pain perception and endogenous opioid release. Ongoing studies continue to explore the mechanisms of action behind Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

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