Dr. Ina Gösmeier

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Dr. Ina Gösmeier
TCM expert &
Veterinarian

Focus: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Chinese herbology

“Our goal is not to heal sickness but to maintain health”

While Chinese medicine may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Dr. Ina Gösmeier fully believes in it: “It is incredibly logical and the connection between the spirit and the body in the Chinese diagnosis and therapy fascinated me from the very beginning”

She studied Veterinary Science at the University of Giessen and upon graduating, worked in a horse and small animal practice. Once her interest in Chinese Medicine was awakened she concentrated on this as a veterinarian, acquiring the additional title for acupuncture and furthering her knowledge of Chinese Herbs by completing the necessary studies at Universities in China and Switzerland. Dr. Ina Gösmeier has been running her own practice for Traditional Chinese Veterinarian Medicine since 1990.

“Over the years whilst running my own practice I have come across many horses with various health or rideability issues that we have been able to treat very successfully using Traditional Chinese Medicine”

A rider herself, she has ridden to Grand Prix in dressage and in 1989 completed her Master of Equine Management.

“The holistic approach of this medicine, of always taking the body and spirit into account together, is very important for our understanding of health, as many examples show us. The impressive results attained mean that I have become more and more involved in Chinese Medicine”

In 2002 Dr. Ina Gösmeier completed her qualification as a Wings Kinesiology Practitioner for Animals. Since 2008 she has been a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist (CVCH) from the Chi Institute and China National Society of TCVM. She is also involved in teaching acupuncture to veterinary practitioners at universities and lectures regularly in Britain, Ireland and the USA.

Above all, she is an animal lover through and through and treats every horse, from a Shetland pony to world superstars, with traditional Chinese Medicine.

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