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Student during Dallas, TX Intro Course 2019

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine in Texas

Urgent Notice

The Chi Institute’s faculty and staff have been very eager to meet you all in person in beautiful Austin since announcing the first Chi Institute seminar in Texas early this year. However, in response to the latest developments of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. and the Public Health Order issued in Austin and Travis County requiring individuals to remain in place at home, with exceptions for essential work and activities. We have decided to move this seminar to a Live Webinar. The health and safety of our students, speakers, and staff are our highest priority.

Dr. Donna Hein and Dr. John Langlois will present the same informative lectures through a real-time online webinar with the free app/software Zoom at the same time and following the same schedule as the on-site class on Saturday and Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd. You will see and listen to the speakers, their PowerPoint presentations and interact with faculty and staff to answer questions through your computer, tablets or smartphone. The webinar will be recorded, as well, for you to review or study online through our state-of-the-art remote learning portal (learn.tcvm.com) for 3 months. Attendees will receive special perks and discounts for attending this live webinar. 


This 14 hour introductory seminar covers the clinical applications of the Veterinary Acupuncture and the Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (EVMM or chiropractic). It will not only be valuable for veterinarians new to these integrative veterinary medicine modalities, but can be a refresher course for those who may have studied it years ago to learn from the senior Chi faculty. In this seminar, students will have opportunity to watch a live canine acupuncture demo and practice simple acupuncture techniques with Chi acupuncture balls. The objectives for this seminar are:

Goal:
After the class, you will be able to:

  • Learn clinical tips and applications for veterinary acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic from senior Chi faculty and integrative veterinary clinicians.
  • Master the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including Yin-Yang and Five Elements.
  • Understand how to use acupuncture for pain management in both dogs and horses and how to incorporate acupuncture into veterinary practice.
  • Understand the benefits and how to use Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation in horses.

 

The Small Animal portion is RACE approved for 7 hours.  
The Equine portion is RACE approval for 7 hours. 

 

Speaker
Donna Hein, DVM, CVA, FAAVA, CVCH, CVTP, CVFT, AVMMP

 

Dr. Hein graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. After 9 years in private practice, she saw cases that Western medicine was not able to help and began studying acupuncture. In 2008,  Dr. Hein became certified in acupuncture from IVAS and continued her advanced classes at the Chi Institute. She became certified in Tuina (2011), Food Therapy (2012), and Chinese Herbals (2013). In 2014, Dr. Hein became a Fellow in Veterinary Acupuncture. Then in 2016 she became certified in Veterinary Medical Manipulative. Dr. Hein is currently finishing her thesis for the Master’s Program and also enjoys teaching the acupuncture lab at the Chi. Dr. Hein is a mobile TCVM practitioner in the Houston area and when not working enjoys time with her husband and two daughters. 

 


John Langlois, DVM, CVA, CVMMP
Dr. Langlois is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He has been an equine practitioner in Marion County, Florida for the past 32 years, where he established his own practice in 1983, with an emphasis on reproductive medicine, lameness diagnostics and surgery. He has received advanced training in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese veterinary herbal medicine and veterinary Tui-na massage. Dr. Langlois was a member of the PELI inaugural class in 2010, and served as an instructor there in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, PELI joined IVMI, and Dr. Langlois will continue to instruct the EVMM program through the IVMI.Chi Institute. He has been practicing for over 30 years and has been using Chinese medicine and spinal manipulation successfully for over 10 years enjoying treating at many of the prestigious thoroughbred farms in Marion County, FL.

Class Syllabus


 May 2, 2020
Introduction to Veterinary Acupuncture in Small Animal Practice
Speaker: Dr. Donna Hein

 9:00-9:50am
What is Acupuncture?
 10:00-10:30am Acupuncture Points and Meridians
 10:30-11:00am Coffee Break
 11:00-12:30pm Five Elements and Clinical Applications
 12:30-1:30 pm
Break
 1:30-2:30pm Acupuncture for Pain Management and Osteoarthritis 
 2:40-3:30 pm Scientific Basis of Veterinary Acupuncture
 3:30-4:00pm Coffee Break
 4:00-5:30pm How to Start Acupuncture Practice and Acupuncture Demonstration 


    May 3, 2020
Introduction to Veterinary Acupuncture and 
Medical Manipulation in Equine Practice
Speaker: Dr. John Langlois

8:00-8:50 am
An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM)
 9:00-9:50am VMM in Equine Practice
 9:50-10:20am Coffee Break
 10:20-10:50am VMM in Equine Practice
10:50- 11:40a Top 10 Chinese Herbal Medicines for Horses 
 11:40-12:40pm Break
12:40-1:30pm An Introduction to Equine Acupuncture 
 1:40 - 2:30p  Acupuncture Cookbook for Equine Conditions
2:30-3:00pm  Coffee Break 
 3:00-4:30pm Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness
Student Feedback

"I loved how most of the content was case-based - it made the whole program approachable for a class such as this with veterinarians at different stages and varying levels of experience with integrative medicine." Jessica Diaz, DVM - San Francisco Intro 2019

 

"For an intro course the content was just right. The speakers were not talking over our heads. We left understanding the basic principles of TCVM. There were a handful of students who were already using TCVM and the speakers did a great job of bringing the conversation back down to introductory level. So those no experience did not feel overwhelmed." John Kashak, DVM - San Francisco Intro 2019


"Great course. I learned truly enjoyed the five elements theory and would have embraced more on TCVM diagnosis and selection of acupoints based on that diagnosis." Darcy Hafner, DVM - Omaha Intro 2018


"Both small animal lecturers were very good. I enjoyed the day very much. Clearly, the background of acupuncture is complex. This was good introduction. I also enjoyed the VMM lectures." Karen Brockman, VMD - Philadelphia Intro 2017


I loved how most of the content was case-based - it made the whole program approachable for a class such as this with veterinarians at different stages and varying levels of experience with integrative medicine.
I loved how most of the content was case-based - it made the whole program approachable for a class such as this with veterinarians at different stages and varying levels of experience with integrative medicine.
Both small animal lecturers were very good. I enjoyed the day very much. Clearly, the background of acupuncture is complex. This was good introduction. I also enjoyed the VMM lectures
Registration

Tuition:

  • Small Animal Session, May 2, 2020: $150 
  • Equine Session, May 3, 2020: $150
  • Both Sessions (May 2-3, 2020): $250

Tuition will increase by $50 per session ($200 per session) and $100 for both days ($350 for both sessions) for registration received after March 2, 2020.

Exclusive tuition discount for Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Program for attendees.


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