Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

Willowrun Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer Integrative Medicine Services including acupuncture, herbal medicine and laser therapy for companion animals, horses, and livestock. By blending Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine with progressive, modern medicine, we're able to offer our patients individualized care that merges the best of both worlds. If you're interested in learning more about Integrative Medicine services at Willowrun Veterinary Hospital, please call us today and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 


Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has four main components: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui-na (medical manipulation). Acupuncture usually involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into discrete and specific points on the body in order to cause a therapeutic effect, but may include other methods such as electrical stimulation and moxibustion. The point on the body is called "Shu-xu" or acupuncture point (acupoint). The ancient Chinese discovered 361 acupoints in humans and 173 acupoints in animals.

Dr Madeline Hammond is excited to become a member of the TCVM family and is now offering acupuncture consultations, as well as the treatments. She believes in the balance in an individual's body as well as the balance between the individual and their environment. She is dedicated to ensuring each patient receives the appropriate balance and personalized care for their overall health and wellness.

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