Komodo Dragon Gets Acupuncture For Neck Pain

There have been two movies devoted to answering the question of how to train a dragon. Two. Well, the Palm Beach Zoo might have discovered the simplest solution: acupuncture.

A 19-year-old Komodo dragon named Hannah was visibly experiencing neck pain, so naturally, the zoo called in an acupuncturist. After receiving the treatment, in addition to regular medication, Hannah seemed to experience almost immediate relief, zoo officials said.

"She seemed to get very active and very interested in heading back to her sunny spot after the acupuncture," Dr. Genevieve Dumonceaux, the zoo's lead veterinarian, told the Palm Beach Post. "She actually seemed to perk up quite a bit while it was going on, and then as [the acupuncturist] was placing the last few needles."

Sound a little too good to be true? Watch Hannah's treatment for yourself:

(h/t Palm Beach Post)

Screengrab via Palm Beach Zoo / YouTube

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