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A review and discussion on the use of the 8 Extraordinary Meridians in veterinary acupuncture. The 8 Extraordinary Meridians allow us to access problems at a Yuan Qi level, where many chronic medical problems reside. Although we are all taught about these channels in our basic acupuncture course, often there is confusion about how to use these channels in a clinical setting. This course covers both what is taught in the basic acupuncture courses and what is needed for more sophisticated use of these channels. We cover the functions and clinical application of each of the 8 Extraordinary Meridians. We also cover potential modifications of opening and closing points based on anatomical differences between bipeds (humans) and quadrupeds (most of our patients).

This course is suitable for preparation for advanced veterinary certification exams such as the FAAVA (Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture) exam.

Price: $20.00
IVAS, Standard Certificate
California [Upon Request]*
Length: 1 Hrs
Course Type: Recorded Seminar
Access Period: Lifetime
Notes: Notes are provided with this course.


  • The student will learn how to simplify handling complex cases
  • The student will learn how to distinguish each of the 8 Extraordinary Vessels
  • The student will learn how to locate the 4 Seas
  • The student will learn how to needle an extraordinary vessel


0 hrs - 30 minFunctions of the Extraordinary vessels and the Four (4) Seas

30 min - 45 minFunctions of Du Mai, Ren Mai, Chong Mai, Dai Mai

45 min - 1 hrsFunctions of Yin Qiao Mai, Yang Qiao Mai, Yin Wei Mai, and Yang Wei Mai



Dr. Patricia Baley, DVM, PhD, CVA, CVH, FAAVA, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is a graduate of Texas A&M University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Read More »


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NoteThis recording is available in an online format only; you will not receive a DVD or physical copy of the recording – it is only available to watch as a course to watch on the internet through your online account.


By Patricia Baley
CEUs/PDAs: 2.5
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By Patricia Baley
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