1141 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, Pa 19529
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Traditional Chinese Medicine


Each person or animal has its own unique constitution.
For this reason, when one animal gets out of balance it will experience gastro-intestinal problems while another will show respiratory, skin or urinary issues.
The ultimate goal of TCVM treatment is to help an animal heal by correcting the imbalances in the body and promoting the natural flow of Qi.
 
What is Traditional Chinese (Veterinary) Medicine (TCVM) ?
   
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and its offshoot, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), have been used for more than 3,000 years to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses. They work as well today as they did in ancient times. TCVM is based on these beliefs:
Good health relies on proper balance in the body and one’s environment
Yin and yang, the 2 halves of any whole, when not in balance, will result in disease
The body’s life force, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), must be strong and flowing in the energy pathways or meridians
Blocked flow of Qi causes pain or illness
acupuncture helps strengthen the Qi and help it move better
Tongue color and shape, pulse in the rear leg, and a careful history including emotional and behavioral issues are used to determine the imbalance pattern so we can treat appropriately

  Treatment using TCVM focuses first on relieving the worst symptoms, then observing and dealing with other symptoms as they arise. We liken this to gradually peeling the onion because as we relieve some symptoms, others may show up.
As the therapy continues, we work to discover the animal’s underlying constitution and to address any weaknesses or imbalances in order to prevent recurrence of the problems and future problems.
For this reason, you may notice that the acupuncture points or herbs used will change as the healing process proceeds.

TCM is based on the belief that good health and longevity rely on the proper balance of all aspects of one’s body and one’s environment.


 
Healing therapies used in TCVM include:
 
Acupuncture, aquapuncture, electroacupuncture and acupressure
 
Acupuncture involves insertion of fine needles into specific points in the skin
 
Aquapuncture is the injection of acupuncture points with sterile liquids to continue the action on the point for a longer period of time
 
Electroacupuncture involves applying electricity to specific acupuncture points via electrodes attached to some of the needles
 
Acupressure is the use of a finger or a blunt pointed object such as a dull pencil on one or more specific locations to stimulate an acupuncture point; this might be gentle or vigorous stimulation depending on the case
  Herbal medicine
  The use of food as therapy
  Moxibustion - burning an herb near an acupuncture needle that has been inserted in a specific location or near a specific area of the body in order to cause deep warming