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WATCVM Webinar Series

Each TCVM case presentation is held live via Zoom and is only open to WATCVM members. Attendees will receive a copy of the webinar notes and have an opportunity to ask questions with the presenter during a Q+A sesstion. Webinars are presented in English unless otherwise noted.

Acupuncture for Anorexic or Vomiting Cats

Join us for an enlightening webinar as we explore how to use acupuncture for feline health. In this session, delve into the intricacies of using acupuncture as a complementary therapy to address anorexia and vomiting in cats. Discover how this ancient practice can be tailored to meet the unique needs of our feline friends, promoting overall well-being and balance.

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Presented by Dr. Nell Ostermeier DVM, CVA, FAAVA

April 9, 2024 at 1:00pm EST

 

The Use of Master Tung Points in Balance Method Acupuncture

In the context of diagnosing pain in performance horses through Acupuncture Scanning or Acuscan, acupuncturists often pinpoint discomfort at specific acupuncture points, including ST-7, GB-20, BL-10, and the lumbo-sacro-iliac area. This myofascial pain, linked to asymmetries in the thoracic limbs, can hinder overall performance due to stiffness and pain. The webinar will introduce the Balance Method, incorporating points from Master Tung Ching-Chang, transposed to equine acupuncture. The veterinary Balance Method utilizes a holographic approach, demonstrating the correspondence of tissue similarities through the Mirror and Image holographic concepts. Attendees can expect a concise TCVM explanation, offering insights to improve treatment success and confirm diagnoses, making it a valuable resource for practitioners seeking to advance their understanding of acupuncture in equine health.

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Presented by Dr. Antonio Alfaro DVM, MSc, CVA, MSTCVM, CS & ELBMP

July 12, 2024 at 11:00am EST

 

TCVM Approach to Head Trauma in Horses

Embark on a journey with world-renowned holistic veterinarian Dr. Xie as he guides you through the principles of TCVM and its application in addressing head trauma cases in our equine companions. From acupuncture and herbal remedies to tailored therapeutic strategies, discover how TCVM techniques can play a pivotal role in not only alleviating physical trauma but also nurturing emotional well-being in our beloved horses. Join us for an insightful session that bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary veterinary medicine, offering valuable tools for practitioners dedicated to comprehensive and compassionate care.

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Presented by Dr. Huisheng Xie DVM, PhD

October 11, 2024 at 8:00pm EST

 

Tui-na Research Project

Integrative vets are needed for MS-TCVM student Dr. Levin-Russo's thesis study! The project is intended to determine whether or not providing a series of instructional videos that reinforce specific Tui-na techniques to address coxofemoral osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease can contribute to an improved patient medical outcome.

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Participants should be CTCVMP or CVTP certified

Expected start date: Spring 2024

 

TCVM Conference

The 26th annual International Conference on TCVM (ICTCVM) will take place at the Chi University campus in Reddick, FL, USA. Abstracts are being accepted until February 28, 2024.

ICTCVM Chi Campus 2024

Theme: TCVM for Oncology, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine.

September 19-22, 2024

RACE hours pending