Meet beautiful smooth black and tan 'Griffin,' and his veterinarian Dr. Amelia Foster, who hail from the Naples, Florida area. Griffin suffers from chronic intervertebral disc disease, and has thankfully found success with the acupuncture that Dr. Griffin practices. Excerpt from the Naples Daily News:
“When he first came in, his back legs were completely down,” said Griffin’s owner, Roberta Brown. “Now, he’s a sprinter.” Brown started Griffin’s acupuncture with Foster at Mission Hills Veterinary Center in September of 2008.
“The placement of the needles clears a stagnation in the meridians,” Foster says, explaining how the acupuncture works. In Chinese medicine it is believed that all the body’s energy flows through points called the meridians. “It invigorates the blood and flow of chi.”
Read all about Griffin's treatment at the Naples Daily News.
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