Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is a medical system that has been used to treat animals in China for thousands of years. This system was designed by prehistoric people who tried to understand and treat disease in domestic animals. This information has been passed down through generations and thus continues to grow with time. Today, TCVM in the Western world differs from its Eastern roots in two main ways. First, many of the acupoints and meridians used in animals are derived from human literature. Second, veterinary acupuncture in China has been mainly used for agricultural species where here in the west we have adapted it more completely for our companion species. Acupuncture is defined as the stimulation of specific points on the body resulting in a therapeutic effect. Modern research shows that acupuncture points are located at areas with high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, blood vessels, and lymphatics. Stimulation of these points promotes the release of beta-endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters causing pain relief and increased blood flow and drainage of the area.
Types of Acupuncture offered:
Dry Needle, Electro Acupuncture, and Aqua acupuncture- Need is based on individual animal and TCVM pattern diagnosis.
Herbal Therapy is often used to support acupuncture or in lieu of acupuncture in situations where traditional western veterinary medicine has been unsuccessful.
Dr. Chelsey completed Mixed Animal Acupuncture Coursework at The Chi Institute. She earned her CVA and certifications in Chinese Herbal Therapies in 2016.
Dog/Cat TCVM Evaluation + Acupuncture Treatment- $105
Dog/Cat TCVM. Acupuncture + Chiropractic Combination- $135
Horse TCVM Evaluation + Acupuncture Treatment- $160
Horse TCVM/ Acupuncture + Chiropractic Combination- $220