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(CBS News)   Tiger in Israel zoo receives acupuncture for a chronic ear infection. Doctors confirm it's the most needling done to a Tiger since Sergio Garcia   ( divider line
    More: Spiffy, Tigers, ear infections, Ramat Gan, Israelis, Sumatran, skin infections  
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2013-06-12 09:37:16 AM  
I can haz placebo?
2013-06-12 10:33:50 AM  
Just because the antibiotics didn't work it doesn't make acupuncture any less bullshiat. And somehow I doubt its placebo effect of works well on big cats.

Why don't we try bleeding to balance the tiger's biles? It's traditional medicine so it must be good.
2013-06-12 10:39:06 AM  
Acupuncture certainly has its uses, but I don't think curing a bacterial infection is one of them, unless somehow they managed to drain an infected abcess or something by accident.
2013-06-12 10:53:24 AM  

mysticcat: I can haz placebo?

Probably not. I mean, the placebo effect kinda requires expectation, no? Since I doubt the tiger understands why some jackass is poking him with needles I doubt the placebo effect would even occur.

/jon snow
2013-06-12 11:12:45 AM  
I came here to rant, and found four comments that said everything I wanted to say (except shorter and funnier). Thanks, everyone.
2013-06-12 01:38:18 PM  
If that doesn't work they should try cupping.
2013-06-12 01:56:07 PM  

Pincy: If that doesn't work they should try cupping.

Cupping what? The tiger's balls?

He might like it, but I doubt it would do much for the ear infection.
2013-06-12 03:28:21 PM  
I like how they  mention that the tiger was sedated for the treatment. Like, someone is going to stick long needles into an unsedated tiger?
2013-06-12 04:50:14 PM  
Obviously ear candles are the way to go here.

Though throwing some chiropractors into the tiger cage could solve two stones with one feeding.
2013-06-12 08:20:23 PM  
I just wanted to say that Ioled at the headline. DNRTA
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