Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Overview veterinary integrative medicine, its clinical applications, and treatment principles

Chicago, IL

Intro Seminar Overview

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine is a 7-hour introductory seminar which covers the Fundamental Principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and the two major branches of TCVM: Veterinary Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. These seminars take place throughout the year in multiple locations. Seminar is available by Equine Track. Participants have the option of attending both tracks or a single track based on their needs. In addition, Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM) techniques are also covered in the equine portion and in selected small animal portions depending on the instructor.



These seminars are not only valuable for veterinarians new to integrative veterinary medicine modalities but can be a refresher course for those who may have studied it years ago. With these seminars participants will be able to:

  • Learn clinical tips and applications for veterinary acupuncture and rehabilitation.
  • Evaluate the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including Yin-Yang and Five Elements.
  • Understand how to use Integrative Treatment for pain management in both dogs and horses.
  • Understand the benefits and how to use Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation in horses.

Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

7 CE hours (Pending Approval)


What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture Points and Meridians?


Five Elements and Clinical Applications


Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation


Integrative Treatment for Osteoarthritis--Using Acupuncture, Herbals and Rehab Techniques for Pain


Integrative Treatment of the Neurological patient with Acupuncture, Herbals and Rehab Techniques


Introduction to Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation (VMM)


Veterinary Medical Manipulation (VMM) in Equine Practice


Top 10 Chinese Herbal Medicines for Horses


An Introduction to Equine Acupuncture


Acupuncture Cookbook for Equine Conditions


Acupuncture for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Equine Lameness



Dr. Janice Huntingford is a 1984 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph and a Board-Certified Specialist (Diplomate) in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine (DACVSMR). She is certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, in Animal Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, in Chinese Herbal Medicine through Chi University, and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario’s first saltwater canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre. Dr. Huntingford lectures nationally and internationally on rehabilitation, acupuncture, geriatric medicine, herbals, and pain management to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. She has authored or co-authored several textbook chapters on rehabilitation and published a number of peer reviewed manuscripts. She consults and sits on several advisory boards related to herbal medicine, laser therapy, pain management and holistic medicine. Dr. Huntingford is the director for Chi Canada which offers Veterinary Acupuncture and Canine Rehabilitation Certificate programs in Essex, Ontario.

Dr. Allison Faber Marshall graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and moved to Virginia into general equine practice. She opened Full Circle Veterinary Services, PC in 2005 after becoming a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (CVSMT) through Healing Oasis Wellness Center and a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through Chi University where she also trained in veterinary herbal medicine, food therapy, and tui-na, culminating in completion of a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Marshall served on the AAEP ethics committee from 2010-2013. She has been an instructor at Chi since 2010. Her busy practice is limited to equine alternative therapies in Virginia and Maryland, and she enjoys a large variety of sport horses and beloved friend as patients. She has 3 grown children, and is an avid surfer, knitter, yarn spinner, gardener, and works to keep her many interests and profession in balance.

Enrollment Options



Schedule & Tuition

Small Animal Intro Class


Location of class

Westin O’Hare

6100 N River Rd,


IL 60018




Coffee Break




Lunch Break




Coffee Break



Equine Intro Class

Payment Information

Payment is due upon enrollment of the course and includes a $125.00 non-refundable deposit.


Register for Both Intro Seminars