If you aren’t acquainted with the concept of TCVM, it’s essentially TCM for pets, which involves acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, food therapy, tui na (therapeutic massage), and qi gong.
Conditions that could benefit from TCVM include arthritis, seizures, heart, kidney and liver disease as well as cancer and sleep disorders. “TCVM can be an effective treatment for pain management, especially for older pets or those unsuited for long-term oral pain medications. It’s also a good alternative when conventional Western medication doesn’t work,” says senior veterinarian Dr. Audrey Loi of Mount Pleasant Veterinary Group.
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Point to note: TCVM treatments for your furbabies should done only by trained veterinarians!