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Acu in Practice: Treating Pain

Welcome to acu in practice! This week we are back Corpus Christi, Texas for the IVAS acupuncture course. Today, Dr Thompson and the students were able to help Tucker, a 10 year old gelding with some pain in the lumbar region and left fetlock. Pain syndromes in TCM are referred to as “Bi syndromes.” These syndromes are caused by stagnation in the muscles, joints and connective tissues. Acupuncture points are chosen to relieve pain in the affected areas and to improve circulation of blood and Qi, thus resolving stagnation.