The QiAcademy is a leading continuing education (C.E.) provider of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) in Germany
With a main campus in Vinteln, Germany , and a program bases in Hungary, licensed veterinarians from different countries and regions around the world since our founding in 2008. Qi Academy graduates are now active and competent TCVM practitioners in the whole world.
The QiAcademy provides educational programs that cover both the breadth and depth of TCVM
At the QiAcademy, we recognize that acupuncture is only a part of the larger Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) picture and we strive to capture the breadth of TCVM modalities with our educational programs. In addition to our Certified Veterinary Acupuncture courses, we also offer a comprehensive Veterinary Herbal Medicine program, a Veterinary Tui-na program and a Veterinary Food Therapy program. Together, these programs cover the four major branches of TCVM.
The QiAcademy presents TCVM with the right blend of theory and practice
Of course, the true skill of a practitioner does not lie in their grasp of theoretical material, but rather in their ability to produce clinical results. While we believe a solid theoretical foundation is a crucial component of a sound TCVM education, we do not want theoretical material to overshadow practical considerations. As in every aspect of Chinese Medicine, balance is key, and we constantly strive to present our course material with the right balance of theory and practice. Thus, in all Qi Academy courses, clinical applications are heavily emphasized alongside theoretical principles. Lectures include case studies, which give students a better idea of how the course material translates into clinical treatments in the real world. Furthermore, small group wet-labs with intensive hands-on experience with live animals are a feature of every course. In our acupuncture programs, for instance, students learn acupuncture points and practice needling techniques on either horses or dogs, or both, depending on their practice. Similarly, in our Tui-na programs, students practice Tui-na techniques on live animals in this setup. We believe that it is by presenting this proper balance of theory and practice that our students can be well-versed and competent TCVM practitioners.
The QiAcademy promotes the integration of TCVM with Western veterinary practice
At the Qi Academy, we consider TCVM to be a form of complementary medicine that should accompany rather than replace conventional or “Western” Veterinary Medicine. This belief in integrating Eastern and Western medicine is apparent in our education programs. A veterinary license or anticipated veterinary degree is a requirement for all Qi Academy students (with an exception for those in our vet tech program). Students will find that this requirement is no formality, as Western diagnoses are referenced throughout courses either as a basis or as a source of comparison for TCVM diagnoses. We do not ask our students to abandon their knowledge of conventional, Western practice when they attend Qi Academy classes. Instead, we encourage them to retain this information so that it can be integrated with and strengthened by knowledge of Chinese medicine. We believe that it is by utilizing both frameworks – acknowledging the body’s endocrine, cardiovascular and nervous systems, as well as the body’s set of Meridian/Channel lines, its forces of Qi, Blood, Jing, Shen and Jin-ye – that one arrives at a more complete picture of the whole organism.
Ultimately, we hope for our graduates to approach problems from both an Eastern and a Western perspective, practicing with a comprehensive understanding of health and disease and a wide array of treatment options for their patients.
The QiAcademy fosters and supports a global TCVM community
Though TCVM has its origins in China, it has established a global presence in the past few decades that continues to grow today. As a result, the benefits of TCVM to animals and their human caregivers are broader-reaching than ever before. At the Qi Academy, we hope to make TCVM accessible to veterinarians around the world, so that they can bring acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and similar services to their local communities.