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For Veterinarians - Lectures on Trigger Point Therapy and Tui-na Massage Therapy Offered Dec. 4

Date: 11/19/2010 10:27 am

Carolina Medina, D.V.M., chief of the Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Service at the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center, presents two lectures on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine on Trigger Point Therapy and Tui-na Massage Therapy.

Dr. Medina’s presentation, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 11 a.m., will be held in 203 Greene Hall.

“Trigger Point Therapy” will focus on trigger points, how to diagnose, and how to treat them.  In her lecture on “Tui-na Massage Therapy,” Dr. Medina will explain Tui-na, its clinical indications, techniques, and how to apply these massage techniques to animals.

Dr. Medina will be at Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine to lecture students enrolled in the veterinary elective “Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine.”  The course is instructed by Barbara Kemppainen, Ph.D., a professor of toxicology in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology.  Dr. Medina’s travel is sponsored by the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, a veterinary continuing education provider of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, based in Reddick, Fla.

Dr. Medina’s lectures are available free of charge to practicing veterinarians.  For more information e-mail kemppbw@auburn.edu or call 334-750-2152.

About the Speaker:

 Dr. Carolina Medina is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George's University in 2005. The Chi Institute and China's National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) granted her certification in veterinary acupuncture, herbology, Tui-na, and food therapy. She completed a 14-month clinical internship in TCVM at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Huisheng Xie. She serves as secretary and treasurer for the American Association of TCVM and as co-editor of the “American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.”

In 2010, Dr. Medina became certified in canine rehabilitation therapy. Currently, she works as a clinical assistant professor and service chief of the Acupuncture and Rehabilitation Service at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

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