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The Strangest Medical Cures

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The Strangest Medical Cures

From cow urine to bee stings, these strange medical cures are common practice in different parts of the world….

From horn cupping and medicinal mud; to bee stings, cow urine and fish facials, here are 11 of the strangest medical treatments in the world.

The Lagoon Of Miracles

Man sits in the medicinal mud at the Lagoon of Miracles

The medicinal mud pond at the Lagoon Of Miracles in Chilca, Peru is said to cure everything from acne to rheumatism.

Horn Cupping Treatment

Man receives horn cupping treatment Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang

Horn cupping treatment in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, is an alternative form of pain therapy that has been practiced for over 2,500 years.

Hot Sands Of The El Dakrror Mountain

Mohmmed Emad lies in the hots sand at El Dakrror Mountain

Being buried in the sands on the El Dakrror mountain area at Siwa Oasis, Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, is said to cure cure rheumatism, joint pain and sexual impotency.

Swallowing Live Fish

Man swallows live fish for medicinal therapy, southern India.

Swallowing a live fish is a form of medicine administered in southern India. Every year in June, the Bathini Goud brothers from Hyderabad draw thousands to their camp to receive the treatment, which is said to cure asthma and respiratory problems.

Garra Rufa Fish Facial Treatment

Kazuhiro Aoki Garra Rufa Fish Facial Treatment

Dunking your head in an aquarium full of Garra rufa fish, is facial treatment which was displayed at the Beautyworld Japan trade fair in Tokyo.

Cupping Treatment

Cupping treatment at Huangzhiguo Traditional Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Clinic

Cupping treatment at the Huangzhiguo Traditional Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Clinic in Shanghai, is a treatment that claims to take the heat out of the body.

Eating Live Frogs

Jiang Musheng eats live tree frogs

Chowing down on a live tree frog in Shangrao, Jiangxi Province, China, is a treatment said to cure abdonminal pains. Jiang Musheng, 66, suffered from frequent abdominal pains and coughing 20 years ago, when Yang Dingcai suggested tree frogs as a remedy.

Bee Venom Treatments

Bee stings used to cure rhinitis

In the Duqu Town of Xi’an, West China’s Shaanxi province, bee stings are used to cure rheumatism and arthritis and rhinitis – an inflammation of the nasal membranes.

Walnut and Moxa leaf treatment

Women receives walnut and moxa leaf treatment

Placing a walnut on the eye and setting fire to dry moxa leaves is a traditional Chinese medical treatment practiced in the eastern Shandong province.

Dolphin Therapy For Pregnant Women

Peruvian Ety Napadenschi receives dolphin therapy, Lima.

In Lima, Peru, women who are pregnant can receive a form of dolphin therapy said to stimulate the brains of the unborn baby inside the womb.

Cow Urine

Cow Urine Supernatural Healing Powers

In Phnom Phen, Cambodia, locals believe that cow urine holds supernatural healing powers. Other animals thought to poses the same magical powers include snakes and turtles.

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