Course Overview

Veterinary Topographic Acupuncture covers the practical application of the minimal distal needle technique for veterinary patients. The course was originally created by Dr. Bruce Ferguson (1957-2019) as an adaptation of Dr. Richard Tan's acupuncture system in humans.

The course will cover:

  • Review of basic tenants of Veterinary Topographic Acupuncture
  • Identification of important distal point locations and tissues used to treat disharmonies
  • Presentation of common channel and Zang-fu organ disharmonious and simple, rapid protocols for their resolution


Course Features
  • 12 hours wet labs with intensive hands-on learning
  • Small animal and equine wet lab, where students can learn on live animal
  • Free case consultation with TCVM experts for all students
  • Complimentary lunches for each day of class
  • Morning Tai-ji before class to start out your day balanced and with good Qi
  • Add a new tool to your TCVM toolbox to provide the best of care for your patients
  • This program has been approved for 28 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval.

  • Completion of the basic Veterinary Acupuncture Course (Sessions 1-5) from the Chi Institute or a veterinary acupuncture course from another institution.

Lodging and Accommodations

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