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Even Sea Turtles Are Getting Acupuncture!

Acupuncture for animals continues to gain popularity. This weekend CBS reported (see the video here) a story about three sea turtles who are suffering from joint infections. Their joints have limited range of motion which causes them to have difficulty swimming, important for a sea turtle! They are being treated by acupuncturist Claire McManus and the aquarium’s head vet, Dr. Charles Innis, says it seems to be helping. I’m glad to hear it!

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  1. Acupuncture for humans has been around for over 3,000 years. It's effectiveness, even if it is a placebo effect, has been documented. But, when it comes to acupuncture on animals, how can we explain it's effectiveness as simply a placebo effect? There needs to be more research done on Acupuncture. But, even though there have already been countless studies showing that it does work, it

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