From treatments with pee to bee stings to filling your intensines with…well you’ll see these are the 7 Strangest Medical Treatments.
Urine therapy has been practiced by humans all around the world for thousands of years, and involves the application of your very own freshly squeezed human juice onto various parts of your body in the hope that it will somehow magically cure whatever is wrong with you. Personally I’d wager that rubbing whiz on yourself means you’re already a lost cause, but hey, whatever floats your pee-covered boat.
There are several religious and spiritual movements which believe that trauma experienced during childbirth can seriously affect the human mind. Scientologists are one such group of wackos, and they require the mother to be silent during the birthing procedure for this very reason. But what can you do if your mom was all screechy and whiney like a big wuss when she squeezed your ungrateful butt out of her precious flower? Well…why not try being born again?
If any of you own a hot tub and you fill it full of beer after listening to this next entry, I take no responsibility for the repair bills. That being said, beer spas do sound pretty damn awesome. In the Czech Republic people with muscle problems can have their aches and pains treated with a relaxing bath in a tub full of hot beer. Apparently the heat of the beer relaxes your muscles, just like regular hot water does, but the vitamins and minerals in these special beer baths are apparently absorbed into the skin and have the added benefit of helping your complexion.
Patients who have gone blind due to damaged eye tissue often have implants placed into their eye to help restore their vision, but unfortunately the body often tries to reject foreign objects placed within delicate areas such as the eye, leading to the implant being removed.
Traditional Chinese and Asian medicine is frequently criticised for its lack of scientific basis and the often cruel manner in which its ingredients are sourced. But one of the weirdest medicinal concoctions still offered in China today is a soup prescribed for virility.
Most people would consider being stung by a bee to be something you’d need to treat rather than a treatment, but bee sting therapy is apparently a real medical practice with some proven benefits to the patient, besides being able to practice their cursing.
Clostridium Difficile is a nasty strain of bacteria which can infect the human bowel and cause a range of problems including diarrhoea, stomach cramps and sickness, and for sufferers there are two options. The first is to use antibiotics, but this has the nasty side effect of killing off all the good bacteria located in your bowels, kinda like when the US Air Force bombs the crap out of a random convoy only to find out they were Canadians.
Video credit to Strange Mysteries YouTube channel