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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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