Western Veterinary Acupuncture Group
Over 15 years of teaching excellence in Veterinary Acupuncture
In 2000, Samantha and Mike formed WVAG and devised this course in veterinary acupuncture that has, to date, taught more than 1,000 vets from Britain and from UK, Europe, the United States and Russia. The course has also been run in South Africa and New Zealand and was licensed to the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists from 2005 to 2010.
Background to the western approach
The aim of this – the first and original foundation course in western veterinary acupuncture – is to train delegates so that they can confidently use acupuncture in practice by applying scientific principles and prioritizing safety.
This course will not provide formulae or ‘cook-book recipes’ for treatment of defined conditions. It is structured to provide the participants with a sound understanding of the neurophysiological disciplines of Western Veterinary Acupuncture, examination of the patient and the principles of developing a treatment plan.
This examination is enhanced by the acquisition of a new skill – that of palpating skeletal muscle and interpreting the patient’s pain state more fully as a result of this. By the second session of the course delegates often report that they find this technique invaluable when examining patients.