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Albino Alligator Receives Acupuncture for Bad Back

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Acupuncture – it’s not just for humans!

Bino, an eight-year-old albino alligator living at the San Paulo Aquarium in Brazil, has been receiving acupuncture to help alleviate symptoms of scoliosis, a condition in which his spine curves from side to side.

According to the NY Daily News, needles are jabbed weekly into Bino’s leathery hide along his spine and the area where he’s developed the hunchback. Unlike the conventional treatments tried, Bino has reacted well to the acupuncture – regaining the use of his hind legs and twitching his tail.

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The 30-minute procedure is becoming increasingly common among vets around the world.

“There are many zoo veterinarians who use acupuncture, a number of equine practitioners who treat race horses with acupuncture, it’s proven to be a useful treatment,” Simon Flynn of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture told The Daily Mail.

“It’s common with dogs and it’s becoming increasingly common with cats. More veterinarians are seeing the worth of the treatment.”

Check out a video of Bino receiving his acupuncture treatment below.

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