We learn so much from the animals in our lives, and often they hold up a mirror to us about who we are in the world and how life can be unfolded so splendidly when we are simply, exactly as we are in the moment.
And like us, our pets have health concerns, especially as the years gather. Today’s guest is a veterinarian who practices exclusively with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and other natural healing modalities.
Listen in and find out why one of your pets might like cool hard surfaces for a nap, while another prefers to snuggle on a soft warm bed.
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3:07 How veterinarian acupuncturists get trained.
7:34 The kinds of issues that veterinarians treat with acupuncture.
10:08 Dietary recommendations for your pets.
13:23 Placebo and the treatment of animals.
23:25 How to know if your pet is getting better.
25:15 How your pet might respond to acupuncture.
26:36 Using laser acupuncture.
30:19 Getting your animals to take herbs.
40:15 Curious questions that open up new perspectives.
44:01 Acupuncture is not just for pain and arthritis, it treats many internal health issues.
Dr. Sivula received his DVM from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an Internship, Clinical Residency and PhD from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He is also certified in Animal Chiropractic from the College of Animal Chiropractors and the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, in Veterinary Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and in Veterinary Chinese Herbalism and Food Therapy from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
He also holds and advanced acupuncture certification from the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (Fellow of the AAVA). Dr. Sivula is a past board member of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, the College of Animal Chiropractors and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) and is past President of the AAVA.
Dr. Sivula is the founder of Dancing Paws Animal Wellness Center, an Integrative Veterinary Practice in Richfield Ohio. He is also is an Executive Editor of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Chair of the Integrative Medicine Committee for the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and Chair of the Advanced Certification Committee of the AAVA.
Dancing Paws Animal Wellness Center
4646 West Streetsboro Road
Richfield Ohio 44286
Resources and Links:
Training programs/ Referral Databases:
International Veterinary Acupuncture Associations: www.ivas.org
Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine: www.tcvm.com
Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians: www.onehealthsim.org
Other Associations with referral lists:
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture: www.aava.org
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association: www.ahvma.org