Veterinary Acupuncture is over 4000 years old! It is well documented and there are ancient medical texts from the Zang and Chow Dynasties in 3000-2000 BC detailing specific veterinary acupuncture points, for specific conditions, with very well documented positive results. During the Zhou Dynasty 1122-770 BC, Veterinary Acupuncture was established as a separate branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. These practices have been around MUCH longer than western medicine and are definitely tried and true and well documented! A good Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) Practitioner is priceless when it comes to your pet's health, no matter what is going on!
With Training facilities in the United States, China, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Indonesia, South Korea, Costa Rica, Tiwan, The Chi Institute is one of the best know Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) programs in the world
IVAS has certified Veterinarian Acupuncturists all over the world. They provide Continuing Education classes for vets globally in the areas of Acupuncture and TCVM.
CIVT is an international organization that trains and certified veterinarians around the world in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Western Herbal Medicine. They are well known
After you have received a formal diagnosis from your Veterinary Neurologist, they may have suggested acupuncture as part of the treatment plan. It is important to get a formal proper diagnosis from your veterinary neurologist, but what ever the condition, acupuncture can help your pup by relieving pain, boosting your pup's immune system, re-aligning their energy meridians throughout their body, reduce inflammation, stimulate muscles, and improve circulation. A good veterinarian who is trained in Acupuncture and/or Traditional Chinese Medicine is PRICELESS! No matter what condition you have!
Below is a list of additional resources to help you find a certified veterinary acupuncturist near you. The resources above are World Wide Resources. We also encourage you to do a search for "Veterinary acupuncture" or "Veterinary acupuncturist" near you to see if there may be others certified but have not yet been added to the society or organizational directories. As ALWAYS - do your research. Not all vets are created equal, not all have the same knowledge, or experience, or drive to solve problems, or the same way with your pets. If you find a good one though, hold on tight! They truly are priceless!
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