Free AVAG Webinar for Members with Dr Linda Boggie

Join us for our first webinar of 2019 and Dr Linda Boggie on, "The Use of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs to Treat Gastrointestinal Problems".

7.30pm (AEDT) - Sunday 17 February 2019

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Webinar details will be circulated to registrants in the week leading up to the webinar.

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Treating Gastrointestinal Problems with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Gastrointestinal problems are common in small animal medicine and are the source for not only problems with vomiting, diarrhea, obstipation, etc., but also serve as the basic imbalance for many chronic diseases such as allergic skin disease.  In this approximately 2-hour presentation we will discuss various Chinese patterns that can be seen commonly with digestive disorders in small animals.   Acupuncture treatment strategies, Chinese herbal remedies and dietary suggestions will be presented.  Additionally, there will some current scientific information about the GI system, comparing the TCM view of the SP/ST function with modern scientific information which may aid the practitioner in developing a treatment strategy.  

About the speaker:

Dr. Linda Boggie graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.  After graduation she worked in various practices including a 24-hour animal hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, locum work for various small animal practices, and finally at a small animal practice in Stockton, California where she became a partner. Linda completed the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society basic acupuncture course in 1995 and incorporated acupuncture into her existing small animal hospital practice combining conventional and alternative medicine.  She has received additional training in acupuncture from Jeffrey Yuen, a Daoist priest and a recognized teacher of classical acupuncture.


Linda sold her veterinary practice in California in 2002 to pursue additional training in Chinese herbs, completing a veterinary Chinese herbal course at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida.  In 2003, she moved to The Netherlands and has a practice in integrative medicine.
Since 1998, Linda has lectured for various acupuncture courses and continuing education seminars in Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, North America, Australia and Cuba. In September 2011, she was an invited keynote speaker at the first International Congress of TCVM in Lanzhou, China.  An active member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society since 1995, Linda was elected President of the society in 2002 and completed her duties as President in 2008.  She remains actively involved with IVAS as the Examination committee chairperson.

In  2014, Linda took and passed the advanced acupuncture certification exam offered by the AAVA (American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists) and is now a Fellow of the AAVA.

She continues to enjoy Chinese veterinary medical practice, lecturing on Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs in small animals.  Any spare time is enjoyably spent with her husband, their Friesian horses, two cats, a Shetland pony and two new puppies.