TCVM stands for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. It includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas which are recipes of herbs used for their synergism in treating specific conditions. Chinese herbs are given by powders, tablets, or tinctures( liquids). Rather than having a relatively few medications to choose from, there are hundreds of formulas for specific conditions. These formulas are used in veterinary medicine for kidney disease, lameness, cancer, weakness, allergies, and many other conditions.