Aleda Cheng, DVM CVA
|Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture|
Dr. Aleda Cheng received her veterinary degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 1994 and has been practicing acupuncture for nearly 20 years. She began studying acupuncture in her first year of veterinary school and became a certified veterinary acupuncturist in 2006 while furthering her studies in integrative medicine at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Dr. Cheng believes in a holistic approach to veterinary care and combines traditional western veterinary medicine with alternative and complementary therapies. In addition to acupuncture, she practices Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Essential Oil Therapy, as well as other healing modalities including: Cold Laser Therapy, Bee Venom Therapy, Gold Bead Implantation, Trigger Point Therapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), and Prolotherapy.
While attending the Chi Institute, Dr. Cheng studied under Dr. Shen Xie and Dr. Roger Clemmons (of Degenerative Myelopathy fame). She studied under Drs. Steve Marsden, Susan Wynn, Allen Schoen, and Dr. Are Thoresen (famed Norwegian medical doctor and veterinarian known for the single needle acupuncture technique, who is also known for a high cure rate for breast cancer in Norway).
Dr. Cheng has a passion for learning and spends most of her free time attending post-graduate veterinary conferences. She is often engaged in clinical trials for degenerative myelopathy and has improved the quality of life for many of her paralyzed or degenerative myelopathy afflicted patients by using a combination of acupuncture, essential oils and other therapies. Her other areas of interest include pain management for any condition.
Dr. Cheng is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, New York Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medical Association, and the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association. She is also an accomplished medical illustrator whose work has been published in numerous human medical and veterinary journals. Dr. Cheng is also a professional portrait artist who joyfully draws pets (often her patients) and their people.
Dr. Cheng lives with her husband, twin teenage sons, and a menagerie of dogs, cats, and a rotating family of foster pets of any species that need a helping hand. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, biking, kayaking and traveling with her family.
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