As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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This type of medicine is better known as Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). This form of treatment has been practiced for thousands of years in the Eastern hemisphere. Recently, this form of medicine has gained more acceptance in the United States as the sole treatment people and animals or as adjunct therapy to traditional Western Medicine.
Eastern Medicine is founded on the Chinese principles of Taoism. The fundamentals of Taoism revolve around balance: balance within the body, balance with others, balance with nutrition, and balance with nature.
Eastern Medicine uses five fundamental branches to try to achieve this balance: Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Food Therapy, Tui-Na, and Qi-Gong.
The first four of these branches are used in veterinary medicine to help our patients heal and maintain balance. Qi-Gong is a form of exercise and is not applied in the veterinary field.