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
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
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.