• Getting to the Point—Acupuncture for Small Animals

    Where is the gallbladder channel and what happens when GB-6 is needled? Which point helps with food refusal? How should I needle, and does the point really fit my intended therapy concept?

    This unique acupuncture atlas for small animals makes long searches superfluous!

    Special Features:

    • An introduction to the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and a comprehensive discussion of the channel system and acupuncture point categories.
    • Quick orientation thanks to the easy-to-use double-page spread layout: Indication, localization, technique, and depth of insertion are listed for each point on the left-hand page. On the right-hand page, a photo illustrates the position of the point on the dog's body in relation to muscles and bones.

    New to the Second Edition:

    • A chapter on the psycho-emotional basics of small animal acupuncture
    • For important acupuncture points, the psychogenic effects are now described

    This handy pocket-sized atlas is unique in the field and an ideal companion for veterinarians, animal acupuncturists, students, and trainees whose goal is to provide the highest level of treatment to the animals in their care.

    1. Cover
    2. Image
    3. Title Page
    4. Copyright
    5. Contents
    6. Foreword
    7. Preface to the Second English Edition
    8. Preface to the First English Edition
    9. Acknowledgments
    10. Note from the Translator
    11. I Basic Concepts of Acupuncture
    12. 1. What Does Acupuncture Have to Offer?
    13. 2. History of Acupuncture
    14. 3. The Principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    15. 3.1. Difference betweenWestern Medicine and TCM
    16. 3.2. Important Terms in TCM
    17. 4. The Channels
    18. 4.1. Function of the Channels
    19. 4.2. Main Channels
    20. 4.3. Divergent Channels
    21. 4.4. Extraordinary Vessels
    22. 4.5. Network Vessels (Luo Mai)
    23. 4.6. Tendinomuscular Channels
    24. 4.7. Cutaneous Vessels
    25. 4.8. Cutaneous Regions
    26. 5. Psychoemotional Foundations of Veterinary Acupuncture
    27. 5.1. Animal Psychology in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)
    28. 5.2. The Effects of Points at the Psychological Level
    29. 5.3. Five Element Types in Dogs and Cats According to Their Emotional Behavior
    30. 5.4. The Role of Pathogenic Factors
    31. 6. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Diagnostics
    32. 6.1. Pathogenic Factors Diagnosis
    33. 6.2. Eight Principles Diagnosis
    34. 6.3. Organ Diagnosis
    35. 6.4. Six Levels Diagnosis (Shang Han Lun)
    36. 6.5. Four Aspects Diagnosis (Wen Bing)
    37. 6.6. Triple Burner Diagnosis (San Jiao Bian Zheng)
    38. 6.7. Channel Diagnosis
    39. 6.8. Five Basic Substances Diagnosis
    40. 6.9. Five Elements Diagnosis
    41. 7. Acupuncture Points
    42. 7.1. Transport Points
    43. 7.2. Phase Points
    44. 7.3. Ting Points
    45. 7.4. Xi-Cleft Points
    46. 7.5. Source Points
    47. 7.6. Network Points
    48. 7.7. Back Transport Points
    49. 7.8. Alarm Points
    50. 7.9. Meeting Points
    51. 7.10. Master Points of the Body Regions
    52. 7.11. Lower Sea Points
    53. 7.12. Points of the Four Seas
    54. 8. Point Selection
    55. 9. Point Identification and Needling
    56. 10. Forms of Acupuncture
    57. 10.1. Acupuncture Needles
    58. 10.2. Alternatives to Needle Acupuncture
    59. II Atlas of Acupuncture Points
    60. 11. Lung Channel
    61. 12. Large Intestine Channel
    62. 13. Stomach Channel
    63. 14. Spleen/Pancreas Channel
    64. 15. Heart Channel
    65. 16. Small Intestine Channel
    66. 17. Bladder Channel
    67. 18. Kidney Channel
    68. 19. Pericardium Channel
    69. 20. Triple Burner Channel
    70. 21. Gallbladder Channel
    71. 22. Liver Channel
    72. 23. Governing Vessel
    73. 24. Controlling Vessel
    74. 25. Extra Points
    75. 26. Subject Index
    76. 27. Points Index
    77. Key to the Symbols Used in the Illustrations
  • Dr. Med. Vet. Christina Eul-Matern

    Our practice is dedicated to natural healing. We practice acupuncture and osteopathy. In addition, we work with Chinese medicinal herbs and nutritional recommendations in the sense of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Other natural remedies such as Bach flower therapy, homeopathy, light and sound therapy, bioresonance analysis and therapy and ozone therapy complement this case by case. We also offer physiotherapy, lymphatic drainage, massage, laser treatment and electro-acupuncture. We mainly treat horses, dogs and cats. Pet animals, birds, sheep and goats are also among our clientele.

    In our practice, we have the opportunity to take the time that each patient needs. Each case is different even if the diagnosis is identical. We care about the well-being and trust of the animals during and after the treatment and also the good contact with the pet owner. The intensive collaboration between animal, pet owner and us is the core of our practice. And so we focus on natural therapies that gently and profoundly bring the body back into balance.