by Marilyn Maler, DVM, Dipl, ACVSMR, Alachua, FL
The use of acupuncture in equine sports medicine is very common today, and it is used by performance horse veterinarians to a varied spectrum of depth. Many practitioners, myself included, are fully integrative and use many modalities including traditional diagnostics and medicines as well as TCVM to approach cases. I also observed, when reconnecting with past Chi Institute students, that some practitioners have done a complete paradigm shift after their education at the Chi Institute and practice using only TVCM principles. There are also some practitioners who do not practice acupuncture on a daily basis but frequently use the Jing-Luo diagnostic scan to help localize an issue.