Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

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

Omaha, NE
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Intro Seminar Overview

Clinical Application to TCVM and Integrative Medicine is an 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. Seminars are available in-person for the small animal track and online for the equine track for a total of up to 14 RACE-approved CE hours.

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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.
  • Evaluate the fundamental principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) including Yin-Yang and Five Elements.
  • Understand how to use Veterinary Acupuncture for pain management in dogs

Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

Up to 14 RACE approved CE hours


What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture Points and Meridians?


Five Elements and Clinical Applications


Acupuncture for Pain Management and Osteoarthritis


How Can I Use Herbals in Small Animal Practice


How to Start Acupuncture Practice


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. Jen Hebel received her PhD in Anatomy and Neurobiology in 2003 and DVM in 2005 at Colorado State University. She was a handler and trainer with Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado and a Captain in the United States Army Veterinary Corps. Dr. Hebel is a certified rehabilitation therapist through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and has completed chiropractic training at Options for Animals and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute. Dr. Hebel enjoys doing sports medicine for performance dogs and has a special interest in myofascial release techniques for muscle injuries. In her free time, Jen enjoys yoga, collecting orchids, and reading historical fiction. Drs. Grant and Jen Hebel own and operate Five Elements Veterinary Alternatives, an integrative veterinary clinic in Omaha, NE where they offer Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, chiropractic care, physical rehabilitation and sound/vibrational healing.

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
Five Elements Veterinary Alternatives

3125 South 61st Ave

Omaha, NE 68106


(402) 614-6075




Coffee Break




Lunch Break




Coffee Break



Equine Intro Class

Payment Information

Payment is due upon enrollment of the course and includes a $100.00 non-refundable deposit.


Register for Both Intro Seminars