Written by a world renowned authority on veterinary acupuncture, this reference will discuss both ancient and newly developed acupuncture techniques for both small and large animals and will address a variety of acupuncture related topics: 1) the locations and functions of the Meridian pathways, 2) the scientific basis of acupuncture, 3) the methods of locating acupuncture points, and 4) the methods of practicing acupuncture in various clinics.
Huisheng Xie received his DVM at the Sichuan College of
Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine in Sichuan, China. He was an
assistant and staff veterinarian in the College of Veterinary
Medicine of the Beijing Agricultural University. After receiving
his master of veterinary science in veterinary acupuncture, he was
assistant and associate professor in the Beijing Agricultural
University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received advanced
training in human acupuncture at the Beijing College of Traditional
Chinese Medicine and the National Academy of Traditional Chinese
Medicine, and later earned his PhD from the University of Florida
for investigation of the mechanisms of pain control in horses using
acupuncture. Currently, he is clinical assistant professor and
director of the acupuncture internship training program in the
College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr.
Xie is founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, which
trains veterinarians in Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine
(www.tcvm.com). He has received achievement awards from the
Ministry of Agriculture, the National Science and Technology
Committee, the Beijing Agricultural University, Nihon University
(Japan), University of Mexico (Mexico), and China National Society
of TCVM. He speaks internationally on veterinary acupuncture and
herbal medicine, and is the author of numerous books and papers.
His textbooks include Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Vol. 1, Fundamental
Vanessa Preast received her DVM from the University of
Florida in 2000. As a graduate of the Chi Institute, she became
certified in small animal acupuncture. She incorporated acupuncture
into her practice of small animal medicine and surgery. Currently,
she is a doctoral student in teaching and learning. She coauthored
and edited Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Traditional
Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Vol.1, Fundamental Principles.