Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

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

Toronto, Canada

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: acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. These seminars take place throughout the year in multiple locations. Seminars are available by species track: Small Animal (onsite) and Equine (online). 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.



Chi University's intro 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. The seminar aims to teach veterinarians how 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.
  • Apply veterinary acupuncture for pain management.
  • Understand the benefits of Veterinary Medical Spinal Manipulation in horses.

Clinical Applications of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Taught in English

For veterinarians & veterinary students only

Up to 14 RACE approved CE hours

No semesters currently available


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.

Enrollment options

No semesters currently available