• This revision reflects major updating, expansion of hot topics, and coverage of trends, current areas of research interest, and controversies in veterinary acupuncture. The book begins with the history and concepts of acupuncture and continues with the anatomic and neurophysiologic basis of acupuncture, research on acupuncture, practical techniques, instrumentation, and point selection. Part two covers acupuncture in small animals, including a canine atlas, avian acupuncture, and chapters that focus on disorders grouped by body systems. Part three is devoted to acupuncture in large animals. It begins with three different equine atlases, followed by equine acupuncture treatment according to body system, and concludes with acupuncture in cattle and a porcine acupuncture atlas. Part four covers failures in veterinary acupuncture and veterinary manipulative therapies.

  • Part One Fundamentals of Veterinary Acupuncture

    1 History and concepts of veterinary acupuncture
    2 Anatomy and classification of acupoints
    3 Neurophysiologic basis of acupuncture
    4 Research in veterinary acupuncture
    5 Global acupuncture research: previously untranslated studies
    6 Oriental concepts of acupuncture
    7 Techniques and instrumentation
    8 Acupuncture point selection

    Part Two Acupuncture in Small Animals

    9 Canine acupuncture atlas
    10 Traditional Chinese medical diagnosis in small animals
    11 Acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders
    12 Acupuncture for longitudinal muscle system approach to canine lameness
    13 Acupuncture for neurologic disorders
    14 Acupuncture for thoracolumbar and cervical disk disease
    15 Trigger point therapy
    16 Acupuncture for critical care
    17 Acupuncture for cardiovascular disorders
    18 Traditional Chinese medical treatment for heart disease
    19 Acupuncture for chronic respiratory conditions
    20 Acupuncture for gastrointestinal disorders
    21 Acupuncture for reproductive disorders
    22 Acupuncture for immunologic disorders
    23 Acupuncture for dermatologic disorders
    24 Acupuncture for surgical analgesia and postop analgesia with acupuncture
    25 Gold bead implants
    26 Acupuncture for the Avian Patient
    27 Ear acupuncture
    28 Incorporation of acupuncture into a small animal practice

    Part Three Acupuncture in Large Animals

    29 The location of equine back shu pointsL transpositional Chinese vs. traditional
    30 Traditional equine acupuncture atlas
    31 Transpositional equine acupuncture atlas, including cross reference of equine acupuncture points
    32 Diagnostic acupuncture in horses
    33 Acupuncture treatment for musculoskeletal and neurologic condition in horses
    34 Acupuncture for treatment of chronic back pain in horses
    35 Treatment of equine gastrointestinal disease with acupuncture
    36 Acupuncture treatment for miscellaneous conditions in horses
    37 Equine ting-zone therapy
    38 Equine traditional Chinese medical diagnosis
    39 Whole-horse approach to acupuncture in performance horses
    40 Equine biomechanics in acupuncture
    41 Acupuncture in cattle
    42 Porcine acupuncture

    Part Four Additional Topics

    43 Failures in veterinary acupuncture
    44 Veterinary manipulative therapies

  • Allen M. Schoen, DVM, MS

    Holistic Integrative Veterinary Healthcare
    is an innovative approach that unites the best of holistic, natural techniques with the best of conventional veterinary medicine to offer a new comprehensive form of compassionate animal health care services. Dr. Schoen is one of the pioneers in veterinary acupuncture and natural therapies, developing and practicing them since 1981. He has been acknowledged by his peers as one of the 15 most influential veterinarians in North America as well as worldwide for introducing the concept of an integrative approach to veterinary medicine, bridging the gap between conventional and alternative medicine. With over 40 years of clinical experience, teaching and research, he has developed his own unique integrative approach to animal health care.

    Currently Dr. Schoen is continuing to develop his own expansive approaches to the concept of One Health and transpersonal mind/body medicine, offering workshops, retreats and veterinary consultations. He is creating a new broader vision of what animal healing is in relation to our own personal, transpersonal as well as global health and healing.

    He continues to offer workshops and retreats worldwide either online and when invited worldwide. He also offers mind/body medicine, compassion fatigue and stress management support and consultations for veterinarians and animal health care professionals.

    Dr. Schoen limits his one on one insights to his current clients and occasionally a limited number of new or old clients time permitting. His primary focus now is on developing new approaches to help create a healthier, happier global enivronment for the benefit of all beings.

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