23rd Annual Conference on TCVM

Attend clinical research talks, participate in workshops, and network with other TCVM professionals


Conference Overview

The International Conference on TCVM (Annual Conference) has been conducted every year since 1999. It provides a great opportunity for veterinarians to learn from the top TCVM experts and meet TCVM practitioners from all over the world. The Annual Conference will span over the course of four days, with two days of lectures and two days of rotating workshops held at Chi's Main Campus in Reddick, Florida, USA, from November 18-21 (Thursday to Sunday), 2021.

This year's Annual Conference will offer the following 4-hour workshops:

  • Canine TCVM Pattern Diagnostics
  • Integrative Approach to Feline Medicine
  • Integrative Approach to Behavioral Problems
  • Integrative Approach to Exotic and Zoo Animals
  • Equine TCVM Scanning and Lameness Diagnostics

Main Theme

The main theme for this year's conference lectures is TCVM for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney and Water Element Disorders in dogs, cats, and horses.

The Annual Conference is co-sponsored by the World Association of TCVM (WATCVM).

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Presentation Categories and Awards

Each selected 30-minute presentation will be awarded $300 and each selected 10-minute presentation will be awarded $150. The awards will be subtracted from the conference registration dues. A certificate will be awarded to the first-place presenter in each category.

  • Clinical Research - any clinically-randomized or retrospective study on the efficacy of TCVM. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • Clinical Application - any new acupuncture techniques, herbal formulas, food therapy recipes. and Tui-na treatments in dogs, cats, or horses. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • How To - clinical tips of how to diagnose and treat a medical condition in dogs, cats, horses, exotic, or zoo animals. This is a 30-minute presentation.
  • Case Study - any unique case in a dog, cat, horse, or other species. This is a 10-minute presentation.
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Information for Presenters

Important dates to take note of for abstract and presentation submission:

  • March 1, 2021 - Abstract submission deadline
  • June 15, 2021 - Final full paper submission deadline
  • October 15, 2021 - Conference registration and PowerPoint presentation submission deadline

For more information, you can contact:

  • Dr. Chang Yu by email at chang@chiu.edu
  • Dr. Lisa Trevisanello by phone 1 (800) 860-1543 extension 421

23rd Annual Conference on TCVM

Presented in English

For veterinarians, veterinary students & their guests


Titanium Implantation in Acupoint for Cervical IVDD: Five Cases

Doris Reátegui Blacker, Peru

Acupuncture Therapy for Cervical Disc Injury in a Dog

Chee May Wong, Malaysia

Scalp Acupuncture for Arthritis and Other Geriatric/Pediatric Conditions in Dogs and Cats

Chee May Wong, Malaysia

TCVM Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Humboldt Penguins

V. Renea Johnson, USA

Efficacy of Tui-na Massage in Combination of Standard Medication for Treatment of Canine Osteoarthritis - A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Maria Isabel Fuentes Beneytez, Spain

Using Three Chinese Herbal Medications for Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Bogdan Ciolanescu, Romania

Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis and Management

Michelle Tilghman, USA

Treatment of A 14-Year-Old Dog with Renal Failure Using Acupuncture, Tui-Na, Herbal Medicine and Food Therapy

Jérôme Vanden Eynde, Belgium

Approaching the Feline Chronic Renal Disease Patient from a TCVM Perspective: The Water Element and Beyond

Aja Senestraro, USA

TCVM Treatment of Treat Kidney Jing Deficiency and Kidney Qi/Yin Deficiency Renal Failure with Food Therapy and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Margaret Fowler, USA

Using Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to Treat Chronic Kidney Function and Reduce Degenerative Joint Disease in a 14-Year-Old Dog

Yu Cheng, China

Using Acupuncture to Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease in 7-year-old Cat

Yu Cheng, China

Using Acupuncture to Treat a Cat with Chronic Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Karen Turner-Knarr, USA

TCVM Treatment of Chronic Posterior Paresis Combined with Urinary/Fecal Incontinence in a French Bull Dog

Rene Gandolfi, USA

How to Identify and Treat Urinary Incontinence in Dogs

Yaling Hsiao, Taiwan

Effects of Rehmannia 14 on Endocrine and Immune System in Geriatric and Kidney Yang Deficiency Mice

Aituan Ma, China

Using Acupuncture to Treat Pyometra in a 4-Year-Old Cat

Yu Cheng, China

Using Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine to Treat Server Bleeding Caused Cystitis and Prostatitis in a 9-Year-Old Dog

Yu Cheng, China

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Integrative Treatment Options

Curtis Wells Dewey, USA

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Pathogenesis from an Integrative Perspective

Curtis Wells Dewey, USA

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for Acute Canine Idiopathic Polyradiculoneuropathy

Jeri E. Clapp, USA

Integrative Approach to the Diagnosis & Treatment of COMS/SHM (Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome/ Syringohydromyelia) in Small Dogs

Roger Clemmons, USA

Utilization of Integrative Medicine and Ozone Therapy for Canine Nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Di Huang, China

External Wind Helps Atopic Dermatitis in a 5-Year-Old Neutered Male Labrador

Huajun Zhu, China

The Use of Acupuncture in Feline Arterial Thromboembolism: A Case Report

Marta Alessandra Frigerio, Italy

Hind Limbs Weakness after Recovery from FPV

Shaoze Zhang, China

Kidney Yin Deficiency and Local Blood Stasis in a Guinea Pig after Ovariectomy

Kate McDermott, Hong Kong

Using TCVM in a Guinea Pig with Blood Stasis in the Uterus and Concurrent Seizures

Kate McDermott, Hong Kong

Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Herbal Treatment for Thunderstorm Aversion in Dogs

Cynthia McDowell, USA

Effects of Acupuncture in Dogs Measured by Digital Thermal Imaging

Patricia J. Collins, USA

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine as a Method of Treatment in Liver Qi Stagnation

Sheila Handojo, Indonesia

Integrating Kinesiology Taping to Enhance TCVM Care

Tamara Shearer, USA

Treatment of Transitional Cell Carcinoma in a 9-Year-Old Vizsla

Gregory Todd, USA

How to: An Integrative Approach to the Cruciate Ligament Disease in Dogs

Erol Güçlü Gülanber, Turkey

Pre and Peri-operative Acupuncture and Physiotherapy to Enhance the Recovery of Orthopedic Surgery Patients

Doris Reátegui Blacker, Peru

Using Phlegm Fat Formula and Food Therapy to Mitigate Metabolic Syndrome in Pets

Erin Holder, USA

An Integrative Approach to Performance Horses

Carole Holland, USA

A Case of Cervical Arthritis in a Young Horse with Acupuncture

Carole Holland, USA

A Case of Intervertebral Disc Disease in an Eight Month Alpaca

Cynthia Lankenau, USA

Fu Xi Bagua: The Origin of Systems 1 and 3 in Balance Method Acupuncture and Its Clinical Applications in Bi Syndrome in Horses

Juan José Prem González, Guatemala

How to use Kidney/Bladder Divergent Channel to Treat Back Pain in Horses

Shen Xie, USA

Integrative Approach to Myofascial Pathology in Horses

Marilyn Maler, USA

Assessment of Acupuncture Point Sensitivity Scanning Method for Localizing and Evaluating Lesions in Horse

Leslie Tahon Schmid, Switzerland

How to Use the Balance Method Distal Acupoints to Treat Kidney Related Conditions in Animals

Antonio A Alfaro, Costa Rica

Thermographic and Visible Fluorescence Induced by UV Light Study of Acupoint Tian-chi, PC-1 in the Horse

Jose Zilberschtein Juffe, Spain

Integrative Medicine: TCVM and Rehabilitation for Bilateral Femoral Nerve Paralysis in Horses

Jose Zilberschtein Juffe, Spain

A Study of the Addition of the Acupuncture Point Yan Chi to Aide Ovulation in Breeding Mares

Tristin Morgan, USA

Evidence-based Studies for Infertility

Aituan Ma, China

Using Basic TCVM Principals with Two Non Traditional Tools, Bentonite Clay and Magna Wave PEMF, for Often Instant Visible Results

Sandra M Snell, USA

The Use of Balance Method in Skin, Digestive and Respiratory Conditions in Horses

Cecilia Barragán Segura, Mexico

Chinese Herbal Formulations Improve Recovery with Conventional Medications in a Thoroughbred Racehorse with EPM

Margarethe L. Garrett, USA

A Geriatric Asian Domestic Elephant with Flaccid Trunk Paralysis Treated by Using Electro-Acupuncture

Porrakote Rungsri, Thailand

Integrative Approach to Foals

John Langlois, USA

Integrative Approach to Emergency in Equine Practice

Amelia S. Munsterman, USA


Dr. Xie has 38 years of clinical, teaching, and research experience in veterinary acupuncture and TCVM. He has trained over 10,000 veterinarians to practice TCVM worldwide. Dr. Xie’s education includes advanced training in veterinary medicine, veterinary acupuncture, and human acupuncture. Dr. Xie has authored 20 books and over 100 peer-reviewed papers. His textbooks, including Xie’s Veterinary Herbology, Xie’s Veterinary Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine-Fundamental Principles, have been used for TCVM training programs around the world. Dr. Xie continues to teach and develop educational courses and programs at Chi University, serves as a full clinical professor at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and is an honorary professor at China Agricultural University, South China Agricultural University, and China Southwest University.

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Enrollment Options

Lecture Tracks

Number of Workshops

Schedule & Tuition


Location of class
Chi Main Campus

9650 W Hwy 318

Reddick, FL 32686

Hotel & accommodation recommendations

Day 1

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Conference Lectures

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Lectures

Day 2

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Conference Lectures

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Conference Lectures

Payment Information

A $100 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 90 days before the course start date.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 90 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons & Accommodations

Printed Binders


Each Additional Banquet Ticket



WATCVM Member Discount


Frequently Asked Questions

Attendees may register for both tracks and receive a $200 discount. On-site attendees registering for both tracks will attend one track on-site and access the other track online for 3 months after the on-site conference.

You will get 3 months of access to this online course. The course can be accessed through our learning portal.