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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Tui-na is a  25 hour course for licensed veterinarians presented in lectures, live animal diagnostics and labs.


Syllabus

 Five minutes of Qi Gong exercises will be done to begin each lecture in order to energize the students and resolve stagnant rump Qi. 

Friday
Topics
9:30-10:30 Introduction to TCVM Tui-na and Western Physiotherapies
11:00-13:00
Introduction to TCVM Tui-na and Tendinomuscular Meridians or Sinew Channels
14:30-16:00

Introduction to and practice of Mo Ca Fa (Straight or Circular movement with the palm), Tui Fa (Pushing), Cuo Fa (Kneading), Moo Fa (Daubing of Massage), An Fa (Pressing), and Dian Fa (Knocking)

16:30-18:00
Introduction to and practice of Bai Dong Fa (Shaking or Swinging), Yi Zi Chan (Single Thumb), Gun Fa (Rolling), Rou Fa (Rotary Kneading), Mo Fa (Touching Skin and Muscle), and Ca Fa (Rubbing)

Saturday
Topics
8:30-10:30 Introduction to and practice of Ji Ya Fa (Pressing or Squeezing), An Fa (Pressing), Dian Fa (Knocking), Nie Fa (Pinching), Na Fa (Pulling), Nian Fa (Holding Kneading)
11:00-13:00
Introduction to and practice of Zhen Dong Fa (Vibration), Dou Fa (Trembling or Shaking), Zhen Fa (Vibrating), Kou Fa (Knocking or Percussing), Pai Fa (Patting) and Ji Fa (Beating)
14:30-16:00

Putting It Together: Practical Tui-na protocols and partner practice

16:30-18:00
Laboratory- Demonstration of Pattern Differentiation on Small Companion Animal and Equine Patients. Tui-na demonstration on veterinary patients. Practical creation of appropriate TCVM Tui-na Formulas by students

Sunday
Topics
8:30-10:30 Introduction to and practice of Special Manipulation for Passive Movement of the Joints including Yao Fa (Rocking), Bei Fa (Carrying), Ban Fa (Wrenching) and Ba Sheng Fa (Stretching or Drawing)
11:00-13:00
Final synthesis: Introduction and discussion of Tui-na protocols for common small animal and equine disharmonies
14:30-18:00

Laboratory- Practical TCVM diagnosis and TCVM Tui-na treatments for veterinary patients. Prescription of TCVM Tui-na formulas by students