Veterinary Acupuncture

Ancient Art to Modern Medicine

Author: Allen M. Schoen

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 032300945X

Category: Medical

Page: 628

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This revision reflects major updating, expansion of hot topics, and coverage of trends, current areas of research interest, and controversies in veterinary acupuncture. The book begins with the history and concepts of acupuncture and continues with the anatomic and neurophysiologic basis of acupuncture, research on acupuncture, practical techniques, instrumentation, and point selection. Part two covers acupuncture in small animals, including a canine atlas, avian acupuncture, and chapters that focus on disorders grouped by body systems. Part three is devoted to acupuncture in large animals. It begins with three different equine atlases, followed by equine acupuncture treatment according to body system, and concludes with acupuncture in cattle and a porcine acupuncture atlas. Part four covers failures in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary manipulative therapies.
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Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture

Author: Huisheng Xie,Vanessa Preast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118692195

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has been used to treat animals in China for thousands of years. Until now, the majority of the literature on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has been written in Chinese. Xie's Veterinary Acupuncture serves as a comprehensive and accessible reference on the basic principles, techniques and clinical application of veterinary acupuncture. Written by a world renowned authority on veterinary acupuncture and a panel of experts, the book incorporates a traditional Chinese approach to veterinary acupuncture, including ancient and newly developed acupuncture techniques for both small and large animals. With the growing interest in veterinary acupuncture worldwide, this ground-breaking and authoritative text is a timely resource for practitioners and students alike.
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Essentials of Western Veterinary Acupuncture

Author: Samantha Lindley,Mike Cummings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405172312

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The field of pain research is rapidly expanding in both human and veterinary medicine, and has helped increase our understanding of acupuncture. However, many are still highly sceptical about the use of acupuncture and prefer for it to remain far from orthodox veterinary practice. This book seeks to challenge common misgivings by showing how veterinary acupuncture works (for small and large animals), and why it should be established as an orthodox form of treatment. Written from a Western approach, rather than a traditional Chinese Medicine approach, it explains the background and history of acupuncture and includes key information on safety aspects, understanding pain and how acupuncture can help, practical aspects such as types of needles and methods of restraint, and related techniques. Not intended as a techniques manual, this book is a preparatory text for those considering taking an acupuncture course and those wishing to gain a solid understanding of the subject.
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Four Paws, Five Directions

A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs

Author: Cheryl M. Schwartz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9780890877906

Category: Nature

Page: 406

View: 9247

For the growing number of animal lovers seeking an alternative to Western medicine, this comprehensive approach to home animal care includes descriptions of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments, with special emphasis placed on clear, uncomplicated approaches to acupressure and diet that readers can do themselves at home. Inlcudes two 16-page color inserts.
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Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

A Pocket Atlas

Author: Christina Matern

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3131645113

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Skillfully integrating traditional concepts of Chinese medicine with clinical experience and modern scientific research, Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats brings together all current information in one convenient book. Its atlas-style format, highlighted by hundreds of full-color photographs and supporting text, makes it ideal as a quick, user-friendly reference in the clinic or training program. Special Features: An easy-to-use, double-page spread designed for fast retrieval of information--on the left, concise text describes the effects, indications, localization, technique, and depth of insertion for each acupuncture point; on the right, high-quality photographs demonstrate all concepts Bones and muscles have been precisely drawn into each photograph, a valuable tool for localization of points A comprehensive discussion of all acupuncture points in all channels ensures that you have full mastery of the field A complete introduction to the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), channel systems, TCM diagnostics, point selection, and point categories (such as Ting or Luo points) provide a strong foundation in the concepts of veterinary TCM The only book to focus solely on acupuncture for small animals, this handy, pocket-size atlas is unique in the field. It offers a wealth of practical knowledge and a pictorial reference for veterinarians, animal acupuncturists, students, and trainees whose goal is to provide the highest level of treatment to the animals in their care.
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Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine

Principles and Practice

Author: Allen M. Schoen,Susan G. Wynn

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780815179948

Category: Medical

Page: 820

View: 6093

This book provides readers with an introduction to unconventional modes of therapy, including practitioners' perspectives on specific therapies. It is divided into 9 sections: history, and underlying principles of alternative medicine, nutrition, physical medicine, energetic medicine, botanical medicine, homeopathy, miscellaneous therapies, integration into veterinary practice, and complementary and alternative perspectives. Some of the many topics covered are nutritional therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical therapy, kinesiology, laser therapy, magnetic field therapy, bioenergetic medicine, herbal therapy, ayurvedic medicine, and homeopathy. The appendixes include resources, including suppliers, web sites, recommended texts and periodicals, organizations, databases, and diagnostic software.
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Gua sha - E-Book

A Traditional Technique for Modern Practice

Author: Arya Nielsen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052965

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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‘Sometimes called coining, spooning or scraping, Gua sha is defined as instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body surface that intentionally creates ‘transitory therapeutic petechiae’ representing extravasation of blood in the subcutis.’ Gua sha has been used for centuries in Asia, in Asian immigrant communities and by acupuncturists and practitioners of traditional East Asian medicine worldwide. With the expansion of traditional East Asian medicine, Gua sha has been used over broad geographic areas and by millions of people. It is valuable in the treatment of pain and for functional problems with impaired movement, the prevention and treatment of acute infectious illness, upper respiratory and digestive problems, and many acute or chronic disorders. Research has demonstrated Gua sha radically increases surface microperfusion that stimulates immune and anti-inflammatory responses that persist for days after treatment. The second edition expands on the history of Gua sha and similar techniques used in early Western Medicine, detailing traditional theory, purpose and application and illuminated by science that focuses its relevance to modern clinical practice as well as scholarly inquiry. This book brings the technique alive for practitioners, with clear discussion of how to do it – including correct technique, appropriate application, individualization of treatment – and when to use it, with over 50 case examples, and superb color photographs and line drawings that demonstrate the technique. NEW TO THIS EDITION • New chapter on immediate and significant Tongue changes as a direct result of Gua sha • Research and biomechanisms • Literature review from Chinese language as well as English language medical journal database • New case studies • Over 30 color photographs
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Fresh Food and Ancient Wisdom

Preparing Healthy and Balanced Meals for Your Dog

Author: Ihor John Basko

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1935097601

Category: Pets

Page: 308

View: 8687

As health-oriented people incorporate organic and natural foods into their meal-planning, why not do the same for our beloved dogs?
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Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Nancy Scanlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470958898

Category: Medical

Page: 380

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Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first resource on holistic veterinary care written specifically for the veterinary technician. Organized by treatment modality, the book offers practical information designed to help readers develop an understanding of each modality, assist with procedures associated with holistic medicine, and knowledgeably discuss treatment options with clients. Outlining the respective roles of technicians and veterinarians throughout, this book is a welcome reference for readers looking to expand their knowledge of complementary veterinary medicine and introduce additional treatment options in their practice.
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42 Rules to Fight Dog Cancer (2nd Edition)

Real Stories and Practical Approaches to Dealing with Dog Cancer

Author: Aimee Quemuel

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 1607731061

Category: Medical

Page: 146

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A compilation of real stories, told by real people, about their successful battle against their dogs' diagnosis of cancer.
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The Biology of Acupuncture

Author: George Andrew Ulett,SongPing Han

Publisher: Warren H. Green Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Acupuncture.

Page: 160

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Acupuncture, with its 3500-year-old history, is one of the most widely used methods of alternative medicine. Despite great advances in scientific knowledge, however, it is still performed as a mystical ritual explained in pre-scientific terms of hypothesised meridians, Qi, Yin/Yang and pulse diagnosis. THE BIOLOGY OF ACUPUNCTURE is a scientifically supported explanation of the basic biological mechanisms and processes underlying the practice of traditional Chinese acupuncture. It is also a teaching manual by which an evidence-based, no-needle, no-drug method of treatment can be easily learned in a very short time. There is no longer any need for hours of studying ancient Chinese metaphysical theories and complex rituals. Modem Chinese scientists working at Beijing Medical University have broken through the veil of mystery surrounding traditional Chinese acupuncture. This book reviews their thirty years of stringent neurophysiological and neurochemical research through which they discovered the real meaning of such hypothetical constructs as Qi, body energy and meridians. It also discusses the effect of electrical stimulation on specific neuropeptides in the central nervous system. Here presented for the first time is a treatment method with the benefits of acupuncture in a form compatible with the teachings of Western medicine. It is a method that should become available in the office of every practitioner of medicine. It is a simple but highly effective 'no drug' method for treating patients with pain, psychiatric problems and other chronic illnesses.
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Small Animal Neurology

An Illustrated Text

Author: André Jaggy

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3899930924

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Die englische Übersetzung der erfolgreichen deutschen Ausgabe des Buches wurde für den englischsprachigen Markt überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Das Buch liefert eine umfassende Zusammenstellung der Kleintierneurologie in allen klinischen Fragestellungen. Der allgemeine Teil präsentiert detaillierte Ausführungen zum neurologischen Untersuchungs-gang, zur Neuropathologie und zu genetischen Krankheiten. Einen guten Einstieg in die praxisrelevanten Grundlagen der Neurologie geben einzelne Kapitel zu Laboruntersuchungen, Anästhesie, Radiologie und Elektrodiagnostik, Rehabilitation, Pharmakologie. Die Neurochirurgie und neurologische Notfälle werden ausführlich vorgestellt. Der spezielle Teil geht auf die spezifischen neurologischen Erkrankungen nach ihrer Lokalisation ein und bietet konkrete Angaben zur Diagnose und Therapie besonderer Krankheitsbilder. Außergewöhnlich sind die Darstellung der Neuroanatomie und -pathologie mit Bildgebenden Verfahren als Bildanhang im Buch und die beigelegte CD-ROM mit der Darstellung des Untersuchungsganges und neurologischen Fallbeispielen.
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Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats

Author: Richard H. Pitcairn,Susan Hubble Pitcairn

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623367557

Category: Pets

Page: 512

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For more than 30 years, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats has been the go-to resource for health-conscious animal lovers. This fourth edition is updated with the latest information in natural pet health, including groundbreaking research on the benefits of vegan diets for pets, as well as nutritionally complete recipes to give your pets optimal health that you can also enjoy, making home prepared diets easier than ever. The Pitcairns also discuss behavior issues, general nutrition, and a more humane approach to caring for pets. The Pitcairns have long been the trusted name in holistic veterinary care and continue to be at the forefront of natural pet health. Written with the same compassion and conviction, the fourth edition of Natural Health for Dogs & Cats will help you give your beloved animals the healthiest, happiest life.
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Robinson's Current Therapy in Equine Medicine - E-Book

Author: Kim A. Sprayberry,N. Edward Robinson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323242162

Category: Medical

Page: 1024

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With coverage of current issues and the latest therapeutic advances, Robinson’s Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Volume 7 provides a concise, all-new reference for the management of equine disorders and conditions. Chapters emphasize the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provide details for therapeutic regimens. This new volume brings you thorough coverage and authoritative advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last five years. Cutting-edge topics include emerging and exotic infectious diseases that may endanger horses in North America; biosecurity strategies; imaging updates; medical genetics; multimodal pain management; and regenerative, geriatric, and oncologic medicine. A logical body-system organization will save you time in finding the information you need. From well-known editors Kim Sprayberry and N. Edward Robinson, with chapters written by nearly 200 equine experts, this invaluable reference provides unparalleled guidance on the latest issues in equine medicine. Key topics include all-new coverage of the latest developments in imaging, biosecurity strategies for individual horse owners and owners of commercial farms and stables, diseases affecting horses at various ages, and a review of colic and other GI tract conditions. A recognized panel of nearly 200 expert contributors represents thriving private equine practices, referral hospitals, and academia, and provides insight on challenges, developments, and differing perspectives from around the world. A succinct approach is used to discuss pathophysiology and diagnosis, but therapeutics are covered in detail. The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in equine medicine. A body systems organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders. Suggested readings at the end of each chapter cite peer-reviewed articles and other sources for further research and study. ALL-NEW topics provide updates on infectious diseases, including herpesvirus, equine granulocytic anaplasmosis, and lawsonia infection and proliferative enteropathy; pain diagnosis and multimodal management; management of thoracic and airway trauma, imaging, endoscopy, and other diagnostic procedures for the acute abdomen; and neurologic injury. 212 concise, NEW chapters include both a succinct guide to diagnosis of disorders and a detailed discussion of therapy. NEW images demonstrate advances in various imaging techniques. Thoroughly updated drug appendices, including all-new coverage of drug dosages for donkeys and mules, provide a handy, quick reference for the clinical setting.
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Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Mary Ellen Goldberg,Julia E. Tomlinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111901736X

Category: Medical

Page: 440

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Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all practical aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses. Provides a comprehensive introduction to physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses Offers a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to become a valued member of a veterinary rehabilitation team Features contributions from leading practitioners from across the United States sharing their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation Presents practical tips, tricks and advice to meet common challenges faced by rehabilitation technicians Covers pain management, hands-on therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient motivation, troubleshooting, and more
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Medical Acupuncture

A Western Scientific Approach

Author: Jacqueline Filshie,Adrian White,Mike Cummings

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780702043079

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Page: 734

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Comprehensively revised and expanded with vital new content, the second edition of "Medical Acupuncture "continues to explore the realistic integration of acupuncture into conventional medicine. Advocating the Western medical acupuncture approach (WMA), this science-based compendium provides the trained practitioner with all the latest research on the effectiveness of WMA and its associated mechanisms, techniques, clinical practice and evidence. " Medical Acupuncture "demonstrates a variety of needling techniques and clinical applications within the context of WMA and its evolution from traditional Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology alongside the principles of evidence-based medicine. Split into seven sections the book begins by establishing the roots of WMA in the Introduction and then progresses on to describe the mechanisms of action in Section 2, including peripheral components of stimulation and evidence from neuroimaging. Sections 3 and 4 cover clinical approaches (eg, superficial needling, electroacupuncture, safety of acupuncture) and techniques related to acupuncture (TENS, laser therapy). Section 5 takes a closer look at the difficulties faced by trials and reviews while Section 6 goes on to showcase 21 clinical uses of WMA, ranging from chronic pain, mental health, obstetrics and primary care to sports medicine, respiratory conditions and neurology. The final reference section contains dermatome/myotome maps, meridian/channel charts and standard international nomenclature.
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Principles of Chinese Medicine

A Modern Interpretation

Author: Hai Hong

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783268026

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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As the world's most comprehensive and deeply researched system of alternative and complementary medicine, Chinese medicine enjoys a large following in scientifically developed communities. Yet its concepts and principles have been shrouded in mystery and obscure language. This path-breaking book strips this ancient science of its mystique and metaphysical pretentions and interprets it to strike common ground with biomedical science. Concepts like qi and meridians are interpreted not as physical entities, but as constructs to facilitate diagnosis and therapy using heuristic models. Written for medical professionals, philosophers of medicine and discerning readers interested in holistic therapies, the book offers a unique perspective of Chinese medicine in an advanced biomedical world. It has practical chapters on cardiovascular disease, irritable bowel syndrome and cancer, and a compilation of Chinese herbs. This second edition of the acclaimed Theory of Chinese Medicine has new material on chronic diseases and the intriguing possible convergence of biomedicine and TCM. Contents:The Origins and Nature of Chinese MedicineChinese and Western Medicine: Never the Twain Shall Meet?The Causes of DiseaseThe Fundamental Ingredients of LifeOrgan and Meridian SystemsMethods of Diagnosis and TherapyTreating Illness: Herbs and Other TherapiesScientific Evidence for TCMCultural Factors in Placebo EffectsTreatment of Chronic IllnessesChinese Medicine: Reinterpretation and Future Direction Readership: Medical professionals, both Western medical doctors and TCM practitioners; librarians of TCM professional associations and teaching institutes; scholars interested in the theoretical basis for Chinese medicine, and the informed general reader seeking to understand the rationale and applicability of Chinese medical therapies to enhance their health. Keywords:Chinese Medicine;Epistemology;EvidenceReviews: "Despite its efficacy in treating ailments (for some of which Western medicine offers no cure), traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) continues to be regarded with skepticism in the West. To a large extent, this is due to the fact that TCM practitioners have been unable to explain TCM theories using Western scientific categories. A TCM physician who was also trained in the philosophy of science at Cambridge and the London School of Economics, Hong Hai offers a fresh and at times iconoclastic interpretation of Chinese medicine. This is without doubt the most important contribution to the field in the modern era. At last, Chinese medicine makes sense. Surprisingly accessible, this work is a must read for doctors East and West." Michael Tai, PhD (Cambridge) Research Associate Cambridge University "This is a book which should not be missed by anyone with an interest in Chinese medicine." Emeritus Professor Donald Gillies Dept of Science and Technology Studies University College, London "A fascinating book with special implications for medical professionals evaluating TCM as a genuine science and therapeutic armamentaria." The American Journal of Chinese Medicine "I enjoyed reading the book and applaud the seriousness with which the author tackles the difficult problem of evaluating TCM and his recognition of the amount of work that still has to be done." Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd Needham Research Institute Cambridge University "A scientific, historical, philosophical and at times unconventional interpretation of TCM. It is a refreshing read and highly recommended to anyone who wishes to explore and understand TCM better in order to improve and maintain one's health." Dr Koh Hwee Ling Associate Professor Department of Pharmacy National University of Singapore "The core of this book deals with the epistemological issues concerning the scientific status of medical conjectures in Traditional Chinese Medicine, very intelligently written and bringing to bear a great deal of common sense and good philosophy. There is much that is highly original in it." Peter J Clark Professor Philosophy University of St Andrews "Lucid, brilliant explanation of the terminology and principles of TCM and its approach to the management of syndromes. This is a book that anyone with even the slightest interest in complementary medicine should read." Dr Teoh Eng Soon MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FACS Gynecologist and former lecturer NUS Medical School "Approaching the theories of traditional Chinese medicine from the perspectives of the contemporary philosophy of science, this book is an important contribution to both of these two fields. It has expanded the intellectual horizons to better understand traditional Chinese medicine." Jing-Bao Nie, BMed, MMed, MA, PhD Bioethics Centre University of Otago
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Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice

Author: Paula Jo Broadfoot,Richard E. Palmquist,Karen Johnston,Jiu Jia Wen,Barbara Fougere

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813804434

Category: Medical

Page: 928

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Integrating complementary treatment options with traditional veterinary practice is a growing trend in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians and clients alike have an interest in expanding treatment options to include alternative approaches such as Western and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, Nano-Pharmacology, Homotoxicology, and Therapeutic Nutrition along with conventional medicine. Integrating Complementary Medicine into Veterinary Practice introduces and familiarizes veterinarians with the terminology and procedures of these complementary treatment modalities in a traditional clinical format that facilitates the easy integration of these methods into established veterinary practices.
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The Healing Power of Acupressure and Acupuncture

A Complete Guide to Timeless Traditions and Modern Practice

Author: Matthew D. Bauer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583332160

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 203

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An accessible guide to the foundations and techniques of acupressure and acupuncture discusses how they can be applied for the relief of numerous health conditions, informing readers on how to select a therapist or apply certain treatments at home. Original.
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Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Nancy Scanlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470958898

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 5824

Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first resource on holistic veterinary care written specifically for the veterinary technician. Organized by treatment modality, the book offers practical information designed to help readers develop an understanding of each modality, assist with procedures associated with holistic medicine, and knowledgeably discuss treatment options with clients. Outlining the respective roles of technicians and veterinarians throughout, this book is a welcome reference for readers looking to expand their knowledge of complementary veterinary medicine and introduce additional treatment options in their practice.
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