Patricia A Perkins, BHS, DVM, CVA, CAC, CVH, CCRT, Lees Summit, MO
Many clients seek us out when their pets have chronic diseases that western medicine has failed to cure. As veterinarians trained in Chinese Veterinary Medicine, we are often times “the doctor of the last resort”. While TCVM is very effective in controlling chronic diseases and restoring health, the best use of TCVM, and perhaps of all health care approaches is to detect and reverse the imbalances before a disease occurs. By monitoring the subtle changes (including tongue color, shape, coating and pulse quality) with regular checks and balancing an individual’s constitution according to the relationships of the Five Elements, TCVM can achieve the goal of preventing diseases and maintaining optimal health.