TCM focuses on the energy and ability of the body to heal itself. It considers the patient’s temperament, daily activity, medical history, diet, and many other factors when determining a patient’s pattern.
TCM uses acupuncture, herbal therapy, food therapy, and medical massage (Tui-na) to approach patterns of disease. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is a branch of TCM which treats animals.
If you schedule your pet for an integrative care appointment with Dr. Ramesar, you will be asked to fill out a TCVM questionnaire in advance. The first appointment may be up to 45-60 min long and involve additional discussion of your pet’s history, an exam, and first acupuncture treatment if indicated. Dr. Ramesar can also use information gathered to get an herbal recommendation if it is determined that herbal therapy may help your pet.
Chi University https://chiu.edu/about/what-is-tcvm
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society https://www.ivas.org
World Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine https://watcvm.org
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association https://www.ahvma.org
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health https://www.nccih.nih.gov
Chidog Food Therapy https://chidog.com
Institute for Traditional Medicine http://www.itmonline.org/index.htm