Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tiger given acupuncture to treat chronic ear infection

A tiger in an Israeli animal park suffering from an ear infection has been treated with acupuncture.



The 14-year-old tiger called Pedang lives in the Ramat Gan Safari park in Tel Aviv and suffers from a chronic ear infection. Staff decided to perform acupuncture on the animal in the hope it will improve its condition and increase its susceptibility to treatment.

Mor Mosinzon, a holistic therapy specialist at the park, said she believes the acupuncture would help Pedang "to deal with his own medical issues by himself, to strengthen his immune system," and aid in opening the ear canal, making the antibiotics treatment more efficient.


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Pedang was under a general anaesthetic during the acupuncture session. Ms Mosinzon said there would be a significant break until Pedang's next treatment, permitting staff to "really see that the acupuncture works".

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Acupuncture is mumbo jumba. Those freaks should not have been allowed anywhere near that rare creature.
Let them stick to putting their pins into dolls. John J.

Anonymous said...

But every time they stick pins in their dolls' asses, my butt hurts ...

Lurker111

Anonymous said...

Maybe they could try a witch doctor next time. In fact, just give that curly-headed hippie chick a pointy black hat and you're halfway there...

Anonymous said...

Obviously drugs and cold science have done nothing to help this cat's infection. So why not try something different to try to find a solution? Acupuncture is certainly not going to harm the animal. If anything the anesthetic given is carries far great risk to the animal's health.

Anonymous said...

Acupuncture can certainly cause harm.
More harm than good actually.

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/09September/Pages/Acupuncture-has-hidden-dangers.aspx