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Lameness, Pain Management and TCVM Diagnosis

The conference is held over a 4-day period on the Chi Campus. The lectures will take place on the 12th and 13th while the workshops will take place on the 14th and 15th.

Only 8 seats remaining in the small animal lectures and 3 seats remaining in the mixed practice/equine lecture. (as of 11/5/15)

Small Animal Track Lectures
November 12 (Thursday), 2015

Time

Topics

Speaker

8:30 - 12:30

Balance System for Diagnosis and Treatment of Lameness in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Ferguson

1:30 - 2:00

Comparison of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery and Acupuncture Treatments

Dr. Pozzi

2:05 - 2:15

Aquapuncture for Medical Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Dogs

Dr. Vargas

2:20 - 2:30

Chinese Herbal Medicine for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Osteoarthrosis in a “Semi-Vegetarian” Dog

Dr. Hayashi

2:35 - 3:05

Non-Surgical Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture Using TCVM
Modified Tui-na Technique Using Weight Shifting
Goniometry to Localize Lameness, Improve TCVM for Pain Management

Dr. Shearer

3:05 - 3:15

Electroacupuncture for Neuropathic Pain and Tetraparesis Due to Wobbler Syndrome

Dr. Hayashi

3:45 - 4:25

Three Cases: Canine Tracheal Collapse Successfully Treated with Acupuncture
Electroacupuncture and Acupuncture: Post-Surgical Analgesic Effects in Dogs Subjected to Ovariohysterectomy

Dr. Tangjitjaroen

4:30 - 4:40

Electroacupuncture Analgesia for Castration in Dogs

Dr. Lloret

4:45 - 5:15

Implant Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis in Dogs with Hip Dysplasia

Dr. Gülanber

5:20 - 5:55

Results from Treating Chronic Joint Arthritis with Gold Bead Acupuncture

Dr. Schulze

6:30 - 9:30

Dinner Party

All participants

 

November 13 (Friday), 2015

Time

Topics

Speaker

8:30 - 10:15

TCVM Treatment as Diagnostics in dogs and cats

Dr. Xie

10:45 - 12:30

TCVM for Canine Sports Medicine

Dr. Perkins

1:30 - 2:00

Food Therapy in Bi Syndrome

Dr. Alinovi

2:05 - 2:15

Tui-na and Acupuncture in a Pediatric Patient

Dr. Vargas

2:20 - 2:30

Treating Lameness with Balance Method

Dr. Scerba

2:35 - 3:15

TCVM in Zoo and Wild Animals in the Year of 2014 – Collection of Cases
Ion Pumping Technique to Control Pain in Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Fagundes

3:45 - 4:15

Cupping and Tipping for IVDD Emergency Pain Management

Dr. Hsiao

4:15 - 4:25

Electroacupuncture on Respiratory Rate and Oxygen Saturation in Dogs

Dr. Velarde

4:30 - 4:40

Chronoacupuncture: Circadian Clock to Enhance Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Paper

4:45 - 5:10

Vertebral Spine Trauma and TCVM Approach on a Bengal Tiger

Canine Coxofemoral Luxation and Chinese Herbal Treatment

Dr. Haddad

5:15 - 5:30

TCVM Treatment of Uncontrolled Glaucoma in a Cat
Acupuncture Treatment of a Cat with Seizures

Dr. Fowler



Equine Track Lectures

November 12 (Thursday), 2015 

Time

Topics

Speaker

8:30 - 10:15

Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lameness in Horses

Dr. Xie

10:45 - 12:30

TCVM for Equine Sports Medicine

Dr. Holland

1:30 - 2:00

Sports Injuries in the Equine: Case Reports

Dr. Lankenau

2:05 - 3:00

TCVM Approach: Physitis
TCVM Approach: Variable-stage Equine Cervical Injury or Facet Arthritis
TCVM Approach: Constitutional Imbalance and Unresponsive Mystery Lameness

Dr. Robson

3:05 - 3:15

How to Recognize and Analyze Pain in TCVM

Dr. Guo

3:45 - 4:15

Acupuncture Treatment of the Stifle Joint Diseases in Sport Horse

Dr. Testa

4:20 - 5:05

TCVM for Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis commonly (DSLD)
Tui-na: Complete Reversal of Shoulder Arthritis Along with Age Reversal

Dr. Seelye

5:10 - 5:40

The Most Common Meridian Stagnation in the Horse´s Back. How to Balance Them

Dr. Alfaro

5:45 - 5:55 Electro-acupuncture and Stem Cells Dr. Grant

6:30 - 9:30

Dinner Party

All participants

 

November 13 (Friday), 2015 

 

Time

Topics

Speaker

8:30 -12:30

Balance System for Diagnosis and Treatment of Lameness in Horses

Dr. Ferguson

1:30 - 2:15

Complementing Ozone Therapy and TCVM for Lameness and Pain
Ringbone, Latrogenic Injury for the Past 2 Years

Dr. Díaz

2:20 - 2:30

Neurologic Lameness Treated with TCVM

Dr. Fonseca

2:40 - 3:05

Acupuncture in a Case of Chronic Laminitis
Acupuncture in a Case of Severe Chronic Pain, Non-Responsive to Conventional Therapy

Dr. Picardi

3:35 - 3:50

Application of ST-37 in Myofascial Pain due to Large Bowel Inflammation and Ulcers

Dr. Ferguson

3:55 - 4:05

Acute Paralysis of Soft Palate of a Horse
TCVM Diagnosis: Cervical Qi and Blood Stagnation
Pemphigus Treated with Herbal Formula “Blood Heat”

Dr. Winter

4:40 - 4:50

Yuan Heng's Lameness Diagnosis by a Head-Nodding Movement in Horses

Dr. Ma

4:55 - 5:45

The Acupuncture Treatment as Diagnostics of Lameness in Horses

Dr. Xie

 

Workshops

Nov. 14, 2015 8:30am - 5:30pm and Nov. 15, 2015 8:30am - 12:30pm

Workshops will run consecutively throughout these two days. Each will take place two times back-to-back on the first day and once on the second. You may request a particular time to attend the workshop(s) and we will try our best to accommodate your request.

All workshops are full on Saturday. Availability for Sunday morning is as follows: 2 seats remaining in Food Therapy, 15 seats remaining in Herbal Medicine (as of 8/20/15). Balance Methods is completely full and accepting Wait List registrations.

Channel Balance Method Workshop: Dr. Bruce Ferguson
Channel-directed acupuncture can be an acupuncturist's greatest ally in most lameness cases. The Channel-Balancing techniques in this work-shop are simultaneously rapid and thorough, allowing the clinician quick access to diagnosis and treatment of lame patients, often with positive results apparent within 10-15 seconds. Three objectives of Channel Balance Method: 1) The participant will understand the detection of primary pathologies via Channel, vs. Zang-Fu, diagnosis; 2) The participant will learn which of 3 potential methods of acupuncture may be used to Balance and treat the primary pathology; 3).The participant will finish the workshop with a set of Channel-directed diagnostic and treatment tools which will allow them to rapidly diagnose and treat lame patients with diverse aetiologies, with somewhat amazing and clearly obvious effects.

Herbal Medicine Workshop: Dr. Aituan Ma
The workshop will teach veterinarians how to make herbal capsules, powder and decoction, and how to check the quality of the herbs, as well as how to customize the herbal formulation according to the Pattern differentiation, herbal shelf life and storage. Three objectives of your workshop: 1) Gain the general idea for making Herbal capsules, powder and decoction; 2) understand the quality control of the Herbal capsules, powder and decoction; 3) how and when to choose the Herbal capsules, powder and decoction


Food Therapy Workshop: Dr. Connie DiNatale
Food Therapy is the practice of healing using natural foods along with or instead of herbal medications. Food ingredients are chosen based on their energetic properties, which include both their thermal energetic property or “temperature” and their taste. This course focuses on the most relevant facets of how to use Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to understand and use foods in dogs and cats. After completion of this workshop, students will be able to: define and describe the basic TCVM theory and principles of Food Therapy; gain practice in preparation and cooking that are designed for skin problems, cancers and arthritis; and create and assign the “homework” to the owners to work on their pets daily.

 

 

Conference Fees and Registration
  • Small Animal OR Equine Lectures (16 hours each; lectures required for workshops): $400
  • Both Small Animal and Equine Lectures with online access (32 hours): $700
  • Single Workshop (4 hours each): $250 per workshop
  • All three Workshops combined (12 hours): $600 
  • Premium Package: both Lecture Tracks with online access and all three Workshops (44 hours): $1,100
  • Discount: Early registration by 08/13/2015: -$100
  • Discount: 5% off for active WATCVM and AATCM veterinary members
  • New Chi student application fee: $100

Click here to register online.