TRADITIONAL CHINESE VETERINARY MEDICINE

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HEALING WITHOUT HARM

Dr. Cliff Meyer

BVSc (Hons) MRCVS CVA 

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr. Cliff Meyer completed his training in TCVM, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine,  through the Chi University in Florida U.S.A

He enjoys being able to bridge the gap between holistic and western medicine while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal. Dr. Meyer is always looking to integrate new treatments and therapies into this practice and believes that continued learning is important for any good Veterinary Acupuncturist

Dr Cliff Meyer

Integrated Approach 

Here at the Honeydew Animal Clinic, we have an integrated approach to animal health and healing which allows our clients and patients, to have the advantage of choosing between or integrating Western techniques & technology, and Eastern (Chinese) techniques & age-old methodology to assist in healing and sustaining health in their beloved pets.

 

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) involves a holistic approach, focusing on the total well-being of the animal as opposed to only focusing on known symptoms.

 

TCVM -The five branches of healing:

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Food Therapy

Food Therapy

Tui na

Tui na

Chi Gong

Chi Gong

How is TCVM applied?

All Patients will have a TCVM consultation. This will start with an introduction to TCVM healing and a TCVM pattern diagnosis.  Dr. Cliff Meyer will spend a session discussing & diagnosing the patient in the owner’s presence. This introduction explains the basics of the healing process and the methods used.

 

Once a TCVM diagnosis is made and correlated with the western diagnosis the process of treatment is discussed with the methods used and the expected outcome.

 

Most treatments start with 6 sessions. After the first 3 sessions, an evaluation is made as to the progress attained and the way forward.

The owner is integrated into the treatment plan and its course of action. All owners are given work to do at home in between the sessions with Dr. Cliff Meyer. This homework helps to extend the healing between sessions.

 

Both the practitioner and the owner assist in the healing of their animal. The owner is involved with the hands-on Tui-na and food therapy prescribed to advance the healing process and flow of energy.

The Five Branches of  TCVM

TCVM is comprised of five main treatment modalities

 
Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Herbal Medicine

Herbal Medicine

Food Therapy

Food Therapy

Tui-na

Tui-na

Qi Gong

Qi Gong

Acupuncture

 

Acupuncture is a treatment in which specific points are stimulated with specialized needles inserted into the body. These points usually lie along the Meridian Channels, which are conduits for Qi. Most veterinary acupuncture points and Meridian lines are adapted to animals from humans, but knowledge of "classical points" specific to particular species has continued to be used to this day.

Herbal Medicine

 

Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine includes a number of herbal ingredients listed within the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, each mixed into particular formulas or combinations in order to treat specific diseases. For cats and dogs, the herbal formula is typically administered orally in the form of a tea pill or capsule.

Food therapy

 

Food therapy focuses on using food to treat and prevent imbalances in the body.

It uses knowledge of the energetic properties of food ingredients to create a customised diet for each individual animal.

Tui-Na  (Therapeutic Massage & Touch)

 

Tui-Na, or tuina, is a therapeutic form of massage and has been used in China for more than 5,000 years. Defined as “the ancient healing art of fingers and strength.

Dogs and cats can benefit from Tui-Na, a powerful form of bodywork. It is a simple but effective method of treating a range of health issues.

Qi Gong  ( For the Practitioner )

 

The word "qi" in Chinese means "energy." According to traditional Chinese philosophy, qi is a form of fundamental life energy that is found throughout the universe and is responsible for health and vitality. "Gong," meanwhile, means "skill." Qigong (the skill of attracting energy) is an ancient system of healing that combines postures, exercises (also known as "movements"), breathing techniques, and meditation to improve and enhance the body's supply of qi, and to increase one's sense of well-being.

Treatments

Treatments

 Treating the whole animal using both Eastern and Western traditions

Tea Cup and Saucer

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Stress & Tension

Urinary / kidney disorders

Arthritis

Pain Management

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Dermatological problems

Respiratory problems

The introduction discussion

and the TCVM evaluation                                 No Charge

TCVM Consultation

Acupuncture

First 3 sessions 

Next 3 Sessions 

Chronic (if continuous and recurrent)

Tui-na sessions

R 500.00

R 660.00 / session

R 500.00 / session

R 460.00 /session

R 400.00 / session

Extras
Food therapy – according to energy level

Herbology for the treatment and stimulation of the condition to enhance the action of the acupuncture

Most conditions resolve within the 6 sessions if acute or mild.

Acute Geriatric and chronic conditions may need “top-ups”.

Top-ups will be charged at a chronic fee if continuous and recurrent.

Ancient Art of Healing

Thousands of years of observing the universe, the seasons, the elements and behavioural patterns and how they influence humans and animals, who live within their changing energies, has evolved an art of diagnosing imbalances and diseases in animals and humans.

Yin and Yang (positive and negative) energies that are in all elements of life when in harmony and balance, create happiness and health.  When these energies are imbalanced then diseases in the bodies occur.

Acupuncture is the technique of balancing the body’s energy via channels (meridians) that are throughout the body and bring about balance and health.

Western medicine uses diagnostic modalities of science and western medicine to heal.  Chronic use of such medicine has numerous side effects and imbalances the natural energies of the body.

The combination of Western medicine and Eastern medicine introduces another level of healing for our animal patients.

Through less use of Western medicines and through an increase of internal healing energy from acupuncture, our patients have benefited enormously from this balance in energies resulting in healing without harm.

Chronic illness and chronic pain conditions benefit from this integrated approach with fewer side effects from the continuous taking of modern Western medicine.

Dr Cliff Meyer has introduced this integrated form of medicine into the Honeydew Animal Clinic where West meets East in Integrative medicine.  This facilitates The Honeydew Animal Clinic, bringing to our patients, a wider scope of diagnoses and healing with fewer side effects from chronic medication… A Holistic Approach.

Our motto is: Healing without Harm

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

There is truly no-one better than Dr Meyer and his team. My Scottie girl got treated for severe ear infections, with the most successful results! She loves visiting the vet. Thanks for everything!

Outstanding, professional and friendly service from ALL the staff. Always thorough with explanations, very patient and understanding with questions. Appreciate all you have done for Mia and Milo this year.

We have recently the most incredible service and care for our fur babies. Thank you to absolutely everyone here. We so appreciate you all.

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