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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine includes the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and diet. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through the skin at strategic points along pathways called meridians. It is most commonly used to treat pain but is used for other ailments such as metabolic disorders, skin disease, and mental wellbeing. Acupuncture also affects myofascial tissue, a thin saran-like wrapping that surrounds all muscles, muscle fibers, and nerves.
Along with acupuncture and other modalities, Chinese herbs are often used to assist the body in restoring balance. Herbs are plants valued for medicinal, savory, or aromatic properties. Herbal medicine is an ancient practice in many countries. In fact, many of our modern medicines originated from herbs! Digoxin (a medication for heart arrhythmias) originated from digitalis, better known as foxglove. Even a medication as well known as aspirin contains salicylates also found in the bark of the willow tree.