Dr Ruby Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine Consultation

Dr Ruby Petersen has specialized in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) with emphasis on Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy since 2000.

Book a Horse Consultation
Book a Horse Consultation
Book a Dog Consultation
Book a Dog Consultation

Book appointments:

Contact: Ruby@bellawoodfarm.com.au or phone 0428999650

Locations: Canberra Tuesday, Goulburn Wed, Southern Highlands Thur,

Times: 9am-3am [out of hours times are available]

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Traditional Chinese Medicine
TCM is a approach to medical therapy that can date back over 10,000 years in China. TCM is comprised of four different sections: acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, and food therapy. The practitioner routinely uses most if not all techniques in the treatment of disease.

Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine is in the form of pure, human grade western herbs that can be added to the feed or formulated Chinese herbs from reputable Australian herbal companies. Herbs often augment other treatments and accelerate healing.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture treatment is based on the concept that energy (Qi) travels through the body along meridians similar to blood and lymphatic vessels. However, meridians are not visible and pathways were mapped by Chinese practitioners over thousands of years. At certain points on the body, these meridians travel close to the skin allowing access by the practitioner. By inserting fine, specialised needles at these points, certain effects can be decreased or increased according to the disease being treated. Animals are generally accepting of the treatments without sedation and often come to enjoy the treatments.

Dr Ruby Petersen has specialized in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) with emphasis on Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy since 2000.

She attended Washington University School of Veterinary Medicine in the USA graduating in 1988. After time spent in private practice here and in the USA, she began a PhD program at Sydney University studying animal virology and immunology. During this time, Dr Petersen became increasing interested in the effects of acupuncture and herbal medicine on the body.

She completed her training in acupuncture with IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) in 2000 and has taken advanced courses in Herbal Medicine and Chinese Massage here and the Chi Institute, Florida.

Dr Petersen previously owned Marulan Veterinary Hospital where she practiced veterinary medicine and surgery. These skills are combined with TCM to give the best of both worlds for treating animals. Dr Petersen’s patients include all animals especially dogs, cats. and horses.