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Arnold L. Wittstein, DVM, CVA, PC

Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Now at two locations:

Willamette Valley
Corvallis, Albany, Philomath, Junction City,
Monroe, Monmouth, Salem, Eugene

Central Coast
Newport, Lincoln City, Waldport, Yachats,
Depoe Bay, Toledo, Siletz, Florence

Specializing in:
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Herbs

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Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 2000 years, and was first brought to the United States in the mid-1880's. It has been an accepted part of veterinary medicine for the past three decades. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), everything in nature consists of two opposite, but mutually dependent states: light and dark, hot and cold, health and disease. Problems arise when these two states become unbalanced, resulting in an excess of one and a deficiency of the other. Unlike conventional Western medicine, with its focus on individual pathogenic organisms or chemical processes, a TCM practitioner focuses on rebalancing an out of balance system, thereby improving the body's ability to heal.

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Member American Veterinary Medical Association, Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society