1.Railway therapy practised in Indonesia
While it might look like they are protesting against something or staging a gruesome mass suicide, the people of Rawa Buaya are actually looking to cure their illnesses by laying on the train tracks. Some called “Choo Choo Treatment”
In western countries, most people think high levels of electric energy cause cancer, but to the inhabitants of Rawa Buaya, in Indonesia’s West Java, electricity is the ultimate cure. From young children to old folk, they all lie on train tracks passing through their settlement, hoping the electric energy from them will cure their various sicknesses. Not even the potentially lethal trains passing on opposite tracks don’t seem to be scaring these Indonesians away.
Indonesians say the practice started with a local rumor about a man who tried to kill himself by being crushed by a train. He was fed up after medical treatment failed to cure his paralysis. But while lying on the tracks, he suddenly felt cured, according to the hearsay.
2.Hujama a traditional Islamic treatment
This second weird treatment comes from Palestine and it’s called Hujama. Hujama is traditional Islamic treatment method that involves creating a vacuum on the skin by placing inverted cups on parts of the body and drawing blood from an incision on the skin.
3.mud therapy at a nursing home in Anshan, eastern China
China has been a land of mystery, exotic herbs and even mysterious treatments. Now stubborn diseases like Rheumatoid arthritis, sequela of traumatisms and peripheral nervous system diseases can be cured by mud therapy at a nursing home in Anshan, eastern China’s Liaoning province. The mineral mud is believed to be able to alleviate pain from above said diseases.
4.Fish ‘prasadam’(medicine) in Hyderabad, India
Every year in June, the Bathini Goud brothers from Hyderabad draw thousands to their camp to take part in the administering of the fish medicine, which they believe cures them of asthma and respiratory problems. A live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine is swallowed by a patient, during a camp.
Thousands of asthma patients from across Andhra Pradesh and other Indian states on Saturday lined up for fish ‘prasadam’ (medicine), believed to cure the disease.The Bathini Goud family started distributing the medicine to people at the sprawling Exhibition Grounds at 32 counters.
The Goud family started distributing the medicine after a ritual at noon, the time of ‘Mirgasira Karthi’, which heralds the onset of monsoon. The distribution will continue till Sunday noon.The “medicine” is a “secret” yellow herbal paste to be swallowed with a live ‘murrel’ fingerling.
Vegetarian patients are given the paste with jaggery. However, the Goud family says the medicine is effective only if swallowed with the fish. It is believed that if taken for three consecutive years, it cures asthma.
5.Terrapin’s touch, Cambodia
Another east-Asian getaway, hold the Terrapin turtle in very high esteem. A terrapin’s touch is believed to cure rheumatism and other bodily ailments, as seen in Kandal province, 20km (12 miles) west of Phnom Penh. Belief in the supernatural healing powers of animals such as turtles, cows and snakes is a relatively common phenomenon in Cambodia.
6.”Doctor Fish” at a spa in Turkey
Garra rufa obtusas, also known as doctor fish, is believed to heal Psoriasis, a chronic skin disease which affects the joints and skins. Garra rufa obtusa, also known as doctor fish which live in mineral-rich hot spa pools, is used in the treatment as they nibble away the diseased skin. The mineral-rich water is then believed to aid in the healing process of the lesions. People suffering from psoriasis travel to Kangal (105 kilometers/65 miles south of the central Anatolian city of Sivas) to stay at the spa for 21 days and visit the fish pools twice daily for four-hour treatment sessions.
7.Rubber Neti, an ancient yogic technique, in northern India.
Rubber Neti, an ancient yogic technique, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh. Many Indians believe that Rubber Neti controls the common cold, cough and asthma and keeps the nasal passages clean. Other popular forms are Jal Neti (with water) and Dugdh Neti (with milk).
8.Sand burials treatment in Egypt
If visiting Egypt (but not recommend now due to politic crisis) isn’t a viable option, check out the marvelous sand-based therapies available at your local spa or favorite beach.Marine sand has long been found to relieve arthritic pain and reduce inflammation. The benefits of a 25-minute hot sand burial were first documented in the region of Siwa in Cairo, Egypt in ancient times. From Egypt, this form of therapy spread throughout the sandy desert provinces of North Africa and the Middle East. In recent years, Sand Therapy has become a popular feature in European and Asian spas and it’s slowly finding its way into American spas.
9.Cow’s urine therapy, Cambodia
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.
Ayurvedic in India also has something similar called Panchakavya or Panchgavya which is a concoction prepared by mixing five products of cow. The three direct constituents are cow dung,urine, and milk; the two derived products are curd and ghee. These are mixed in proper ratio and then allowed to ferment. The mixture which is made using yeast as a fermenter, bananas, groundnut cake, and the water of tender coconut, is a potent organic pesticide and growth promoter. The Sanskrit word Panchagavya means “mixture of five products,” and it has been used in traditional Indian rituals throughout history. It is also called cowpathy treatment based on products obtained from cows used in Ayurvedic medicine and of religious significance for Hindus. Panchgavya is also used as fertilizers and pesticides in agricultural operations.The quality standards of Panchagavya are mentioned in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India. CSIR has obtained some patents regarding Panchagavya. (Source : wikipedia)
10.Bee venom treatment
Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to be given bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say.
More than 27,000 people have undergone the painful technique – each session can involve dozens of punctures – at Wang Menglin’s clinic in Beijing, says the bee acupuncturist who makes his living from believers in the concept.
But except for trying to prevent allergic reactions to the stings themselves, there is no orthodox medical evidence that bee venom is effective against illness, and rationalist websites in the West describe so-called “apitherapy” as “quackery”.
“We hold the bee, put it on a point on the body, hold its head, and pinch it until the sting needle emerges,” Mr Wang said at his facility on the outskirts of the capital.”We’ve treated patients with dozens of diseases, from arthritis to cancer, all with positive results,” said Mr Wang.
Bee stings can be used to treat “most common diseases of the lower limbs,” he added, and claimed they also work as a preventative measure. But sciencebasedmedicine.org, a US-based website, says that such claims of panaceas and cure-alls are “always a red flag for quackery”.
But on its website, the American Cancer Society makes clear: “There have been no clinical studies in humans showing that bee venom or other honeybee products are effective in preventing or treating cancer.
“Relying on this type of treatment alone and avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.”
11.Eating Live frogs and rat to cures tummy upsets ,China
(Reuters) – A man in southeast China says 40 years of swallowing tree frogs and rats live has helped him avoid intestinal complaints and made him strong.
Jiang Musheng, a 66-year-old resident of Jiangxi province, suffered from frequent abdominal pains and coughing from the age of 26, until an old man called Yang Dingcai suggested tree frogs as a remedy, the Beijing News said on Tuesday.
“At first, Jiang Musheng did not dare to eat a live, wriggling frog, but after seeing Yang Dingcai swallow one, he ate … two without a thought,” the paper said.”After a month of eating live frogs, his stomach pains and coughing were completely gone.”
Over the years Jiang had added live mice, baby rats and green frogs to his diet, and had once eaten 20 mice in a single day, the paper said.
Puppies and dogs have the ability to make any person feel happy. For centuries, humans have been domesticating dogs for this very reason. Dogs have been used for therapy purposes for many years. They are brought to places like hospitals, senior centers, and to people’s homes to help alleviate stress and pain. Dogs are also used as therapeutic tools to help people living with disabilities. Playing with dogs has been proven to release the positive hormones of oxytocin, and dopamine while lowering the stress hormone cortisol, according to a study by the American Society of Animal Studies.
Oxytocin is related to feelings of bonding, and dopamine is what is released when a person feels happy. These are both powerful factors in a person’s wellbeing and health. Because dog therapy treatments have proven relatively effective, dog therapies have been growing in popularity.
Universities around North American have started implementing puppy therapy for their students. Puppies are brought to school campuses during exam and mid-term time so that students can come and play with them. They are useful and safe tools in helping the students de-stress and feel better. This promotes better physical health and mental wellbeing.
Yale Law School and the Harvard Medical School have resident therapy dogs available to be rented like library books. With university students dealing with higher levels of stress than ever before, puppies are an incredibly useful tool in helping alleviate stress while making high-pressure situations feel easier to overcome.(yurtopic.com)
If I can choose all of therapy above I would choose “puppy therapy” with no doubt, or I will choose to die if there aren’t more options!!!!!
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