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 - Jun 17, 2008   Updated: May 24 2011
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This is an alternative to more traditional veterinary techniques - animal acupuncture. Dr. Ann-si Li of Berkeley, California, offers one-hour sessions of acupuncture for ailing pets. She says animal acupuncture can reduce pain and cause a dramatic feeling of well being in an animal. Dr. Li's website features success stories and interesting facts about animal acupuncture.

Implications - During the animal acupuncture session, Dr. Ann-si Li will check the animal's heartbeat, breathing and reflexes. The treatment has been used on animals such as dogs to help with weak bladders and to gain stronger reflexes. Acupuncture is a great method to try out for both people and animals; as long as you're not scared of small needles!