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July: Toxic Heat

Thursday, 01 July 2021 09:00

For half the world it is summertime! That means picnics, beaches, outdoor activities, and very hot weather! It is very easy to overheat in summer from Excess Heat (Summer Heat), or when Heat becomes trapped in the body and the body is unable to expel that heat. So, don’t forget your sunscreen, hat...

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June: I'm Stuck on Qi Stagnation

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 09:00

Ever feel like you’re stuck? Whether it’s on an idea, job tasks, or daily life, sometimes we feel as if things are getting stagnant. Stagnation comes from an obstruction, perhaps due to fatigue, frustration, lack of communication, stress, or uncertainty. If the flow of Qi is no longer free and f...

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May: Time is of the Essence

Saturday, 01 May 2021 09:00

There are days where it seems times flows too quickly or to slowly. Some days feel as thought here are not enough hours, while other days seem to have too many. Humans and animals both have internal clocks, and likely you’ve heard the phase ‘biological clock’ which refers to the circadian rhyt...

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April: Windy Spring

Thursday, 01 April 2021 09:00

Spring is a wonderful time of year. Winter is melting, and life is remerging from the recesses. The temperature is warming, and the spring wind brings with it the scent of fresh air and flowers. However, with spring comes an array of allergies that affects both humans and animals. Likely your aller...

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March: How Imbalance Causes Disease

Monday, 01 March 2021 09:00

During 2020, finding balance may have seen hard and out of reach with so much uncertainty. An important aspect of both life and TCVM is a balance between Yin and Yang energy within the body. We see Yin and Yang in every aspect of life and our daily routine; ho...

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February: The TCVM Monarch

Monday, 01 February 2021 09:00

The Heart in TVCM is known as the Monarch of the Zang Fu organs as it is the most important one. It Dominates Blood and the vessels, it houses Shen, controls sweats, and opens into the tongue. Qi flow through the Heart is at its maximum between 11 am and 1 pm. The Heart is associated with Fire and i...

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January: Endings and Beginnings

Friday, 01 January 2021 09:00

2020 has been a trying year for many people around the world. As we look back on 2020 despite everything WATCVM was able to have some highlighting moments. We congratulate our 2020 Grant Research Awardees Dr. Jacquelyn Olson (Efficacy of Two Topical Chinese Herbals and a Conventional Therapy in Vir...

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December: How Does Cold Disrupt Qi?

Tuesday, 01 December 2020 09:00

December makes most of us think about snow and hot chocolate. The days grow shorter and the nights longer as winter starts to get settled in. The winter season is associated with Cold in TCVM and the element Water. There are three important characteristics of Cold. 1) Cold can interrupt the balanc...

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November: Fall Foods

Sunday, 01 November 2020 09:00

It’s the fall season and as the leaves change colors and the air gets cooler and crisps, we think about certain foods. Pumpkin, squash, apples for example are fall favorites. Food therapy is one of the four branches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). With food therapy veterinarians...

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October: Awareness Month for Lung and Liver Health

Thursday, 01 October 2020 16:35

This October is Lung and Liver Health Awareness Month.  We are excited to share some TVCM information about the Zhang organs Lung and Liver. A nice quick review and an inside look to potential cases our TCVM vets might see in their clinics. Lung (Zang) partners with Large Intestine (Fu), and ...

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