By Huisheng Xie
This is the second of four volumes of Practical TCVM and describes the diagnosis and treatment of Small Animal Diseases, in this volume, the most common TCVM patterns for each conventional medical diagnosis in dogs and cats are discussed. For each pattern, the etiology, clinical signs and treatment with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na, Food therapy and lifestyle modification are described. Finally, each chapter includes case examples to illustrate the treatments that have been described and provide information on the success of the treatment.
It is the hope of the authors and editors that this format will provide a quick and easy guide to the TCVM treatment of conditions most commonly seen in small animal clinical practice. We also hope that these volumes will make the clinical application of TCVM less overwhelming for the new Traditional Veterinary Medicine practitioner. Furthermore, we hope that these books will inspire more veterinarians to practice TCVM and gain the confidence and wisdom that comes from personal experiences with the effectiveness of this unique paradigm of medicine.