Osteopathy

Osteopathy derives its name from “osteo,” which means bone, and “pathos,” which means illness or suffering. Osteopathy, however, encompasses much more than problems with the bones. The fundamental principle of osteopathy is mobility and the osteopath considers that everything has to move to have proper function. The goal of the osteopathic examination is to evaluate […]

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Introduction to Homeopathy

Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principle that "like cures like." Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathy, was the first person to purposely utilize this method of treating disease. Hahnemann disagreed with the accepted reason why the medicine quinine helped in treatment of cases of malaria. He began to take quinine on […]

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Equine Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of medicine developed in China over 3000 years ago. Veterinarians receive their Acupuncture training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. This course gives a basic introduction to traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture point location and action. The emphasis in equine Acupuncture is the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, however, Acupuncture can also […]

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Applying Acupuncture to Lameness in the Horse

Veterinary acupuncture and acutherapy are considered valid modalities, but the potential for abuse exists. These techniques should be regarded as surgical and/or medical procedures under state veterinary practice acts. It is recommended that extensive continuing education programs be undertaken before a veterinarian is considered competent to practice acupuncture.From the AAEP Guidelines on Therapeutic Options INTRODUCTIONThere […]

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