Veterinary Acupuncture - Veterinary Tech

Veterinary Acupuncture 204
12.0

  • Explain the similarities and difference in the traditional versus the transpositional approach to equine acupuncture
  • Compare and contrast the location and function of the traditional Chinese back Shu points with the transpositioanl Shu points
  • Identify the location and function of the traditional Chinese acupuncture points in horses
  • Define the traditional Chinese medicine approaches of the Eight Principles, the Zang-fu Organs and the Five Elements
  • Identify the location and function of the transpositional acupuncture points in horses
  • Contrast the principles of diagnosis from a Western and traditional Chinese medicine perspective
  • Outline the components of the traditional Chinese acupuncture examination
  • Integrate the various approaches in traditional Chinese medicine and Japanese acupuncture in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and chronic back pain in horses
  • Describe the etiology and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders of horses within the traditional Chinese medicine paradigm
  • Develop traditional Chinese medicine treatment formulas for general conditions in the horse using the Eight Principles
  • Explain the theory of Ting point therapy and Thoresen coronary band therapy
  • Describe the methods of palpation for and the treatment of Ting points and Thoresen coronary band therapy points
  • Diagnose conditions using the Eight Principles based on inspection, hearing and smelling, inquiry and palpation
  • Critique the Whole-Horse approach to acupuncture in performance horses
  • Explain proper saddle fitting and how improper fitting can result in low back pain
  • Describe the application of traditional Chinese medicine to equine sports medicine
  • List the muscles of the horse, their associated meridians and their Zang-fu organ relationships
  • Outline the basic principles of force, motion and material strength in biological tissues and apply them to the biomechanics of the horse
  • Summarize the application of traditional Chinese acupuncture to cattle
  • Identify the acupuncture points in the pig

Allen Schoen, DVM, MS

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$240.00 USD

Veterinary Acupuncture 203
6.0

  • Compare and contrast the study and treatment of gastrointestinal, reproductive, immunological and dermatological disorders from Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine perspectives
  • Explain the theory and evidence for the effects of acupuncture on gastrointestinal, reproductive, immunological and dermatological function
  • Identify the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal, reproductive, immunological and dermatological disorders according to the patterns of the Eight Principles, vital substances, Zang-fu organs, pathogenic factors, channels and the four level theory on heat-induced disease
  • Describe the recommended acupuncture treatment for gastrointestinal, reproductive, immunological and dermatological disorders
  • Assess the evidence for the the use of acupuncture in surgical and postoperative analgesia
  • Identify the acupuncture points used to induce analgesia in specific anatomical locations
  • Explain the technique of gold bead implantation
  • Summarize the differences and similarities in applying acupuncture to avian and mammalian patients
  • Outline the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal remedies in treating the avian patient
  • Describe the theory and principles of auricular therapy in animals

Allen Schoen, DVM, MS

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$120.00 USD

Veterinary Acupuncture 202
6.0

  • Identify the canine acupuncture points
  • Correlate the canine acupuncture points to the associated cutaneous nerve
  • Differentiate disease causations in dogs based on Western and traditional Chinese medicine approaches
  • Describe the components of the canine examination in traditional Chinese medicine
  • Explain the diagnosis and treatment of specific canine musculoskeletal disorders using traditional Chinese medicine
  • Outline the use of acupuncture for canine neurological disorders
  • Describe the implementation of acupuncture for the treatment of thoracolumbar and cervical disk disease in small mammals
  • Explain trigger point treatment in dogs
  • Summarize the efficacy of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disorders and heart disease in small animals
  • Outline the approaches used in traditional Chinese medicine to critical care situations in dogs

Allen Schoen, DVM, MS

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$120.00 USD

Veterinary Acupuncture 201
6.0

  • Assess the history of traditional acupuncture and its application to veterinary medicine
  • Describe the anatomy of acupoints
  • Relate the classification of acupoints to organ systems
  • Explain the neurophysiological basis of acupuncture
  • Analyze the current research on acupuncture as it relates to veterinary practice
  • Outline the Eastern concepts of acupuncture
  • Describe the traditional Eastern approached to diagnosis and treatment
  • Use the methods of classification by The Five Elements, The Eight Conditions and Zang – fu theory to develop a treatment formula
  • Recognize the various techniques of acupuncture and the types of instrumentation employed
  • Summarize the principles of Point Selection

Allen Schoen, DVM, MS

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$120.00 USD