Welcome to Tong Qing Veterinary Acupuncture
In Chinese, Tong Qing (pronounced tong ching) means compassion. Webster defines compassion as sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it. As loving pet owners, we all want our animals to enjoy a quality, pain-free life.
Acupuncture has been used in veterinary medicine for thousands of years. The origins go back to ancient Chinese times and are recorded in Chinese history.
According to the Chinese, when an animal is healthy, there is a circulation of energy, life force, or Qi (pronounced chee) along well defined channels on the skin called meridians. The meridians are connected with internal organs, muscular and joint structures, and the nervous system. Acupuncture points, which lie on the meridians are areas of the skin (which can be shown to exist with modern electronic equipment) at which the flow of Qi can be influenced. In disease states, there is an imbalance of, or interference with, the flow of energy. The acupuncturist can manipulate the energy flows by stimulating the acupuncture points, thus rectifying the disorder.
An article in the Wall Street Journal reported - According to the AAVA, "Acupuncture is known to have therapeutic effects in a wide variety of animal diseases. Pain modification is an important application of veterinary acupuncture, but there are much wider applications." The IVAS, meanwhile, views acupuncture as " a healing science which deals with the individual animal as a living energetic being, rather than simply as a catalogue of signs and symptoms," and believes that "effective veterinary acupuncture practice is based upon both the natural and scientific aspects of healing."
While a cure is not generally possible, significant improvement is likely. Multiple acupuncture treatment sessions may be required before seeing concrete results.
VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE CAN BE USED
TO ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING:
Acute and Chronic Pain