Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), although relatively new to the Western world, is a medical system that has been used in China to treat animals for thousands of years. It is an adaptation and extension of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) used to treat humans. Speaking broadly, Chinese Medicine is a complete body of thought and practice grounded in Chinese Daoist philosophy. Though it can be traced back over two millennia in recorded history, it, like any medical system, continues to evolve today, and current research on acupuncture and herbal medicine is beginning to shed light on its mechanism of action.
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This clock tells time and is an illustration of the path of Qi (Chi) or life force through the acupuncture meridians of the body during a 24-hour circadian day. It represents the five element, six channel, and 12 meridian theories of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (TCM/TCVM).