Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is a medical system that has been used to treat animals for thousands of years. This system includes acupuncture, herbal medicine, acupressure, and food therapies. On the human side, meditation and exercises are also used, but this is hard to teach our pets. TCVM has been used to treat a variety of problems including pain, arthritis, various organ diseases (heart, lung, kidney, liver, digestive, hormonal, allergic, reproductive) and behavioral abnormalities. In fact, TCVM can be used to treat (or support Western treatment of) almost any imbalance other than those requiring surgery. Even then, TCVM can help your pet recover from the surgery and anesthesia more quickly, so still should be used before and after the procedure. TCVM is especially powerful for chronic illnesses. The TCVM approach is to balance the individual as an integrated, energetic structure by helping the body regulate itself.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine:
A thorough review of the patient’s history and medical records will happen prior to arrival. During the consultation, Dr. Duffner will perform a Western medical exam, a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Exam, and a nutrition consult. From there, Dr. Duffner will make recommendations for acupuncture, food therapy, and herbal medicine therapy.
- 90 – 120 minutes
Follow up appointments or consultations may take place in your home or via phone or email. If the appointment is in your home, the Convenience Fee will apply. Follow-ups will check on the progress of your pet and may include acupuncture, food therapy, and adjustment or additional of herbal medications.
- 60 Minutes