World’s 1st Microchip Pills


World’s 1st Microchip Pills

Bye Bye to all expensive scans, X-rays and other unnecessary tests prescribed by doctors.

World’s first microchip pill has been introduced and approved by FDA.

The microchip is a normal digital chip made up of silicon with traces of magnesium and copper and is no bigger than the size of a normal medicine.

Once the microchip is ingested, it gets activated by the digestive fluids of stomach and starts generating electric signals.

These signals are received by a battery operated patch on the patient’s skin which forwards the medical information to a mobile app on patient’s consent.

The battery operated patch has a life of seven days and in the mean duration, it is responsible for receiving all the inner-body conditions from the microchip.

The conditions such as heart rate, temperature, body position are tracked and then forwarded to the clinicians (via mobile app) so that the patient can be medicated accordingly.

Currently the device has been approved to be used with placebo pills so as to test it’s safety and working.

If the procedure turns out to be successful and safe, microchips will be soon integrated with medication.

This chip will help to analyse Heart Diseases also.

World's 1st Microchip Pills

Bye Bye to all expensive scans, X-rays and other unnecessary tests prescribed by doctors. 

World's first microchip pill has been introduced and approved by FDA.

The microchip is a normal digital chip made up of silicon with traces of magnesium and copper and is no bigger than the size of a normal medicine. 

Once the microchip is ingested, it gets activated by the digestive fluids of stomach and starts generating electric signals. 

These signals are received by a battery operated patch on the patient’s skin which forwards the medical information to a mobile app on patient’s consent. 

The battery operated patch has a life of seven days and in the mean duration, it is responsible for receiving all the inner-body conditions from the microchip.

The conditions such as heart rate, temperature, body position are tracked and then forwarded to the clinicians (via mobile app) so that the patient can be medicated accordingly. 

Currently the device has been approved to be used with placebo pills so as to test it’s safety and working. 

If the procedure turns out to be successful and safe, microchips will be soon integrated with medication. 

This chip will help to analyse Heart Diseases also.

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Tharpanam, srardham and Srardha


Respected friends

1. Now a day I read a lot about Tharpan and srardha. I am to conclude there are many MISSING LINKS.

I desire to know why tharpan is required on srardha day?

How srardha deities are related to pithrus.

Why do three generations pithrus are welcomed on either side in the case of srardha where the karhtha has both his parents died?

Some body WHO KNOW SOME WHAT CLEARLY I desire to write about it. It will benefit all the members. This is after reading a very elderly member himself asking for clarifications about srardha.

I am not very much interested in the procedures, but about the clear difference between Tharpanam, srardham and Srardha deities and relation. I understand these are concepts.

Procedures can be told clarifying – Why upaveetham is idam if deity is involved with pithru where as for Viswamdeva upaveetham is valam etc.

Sasthrikal recite the manthra as TILAROOPENA SRARDHA for Tharpanam. Why it is told so?

2. About type 2 diabetics.

Ayurvedic doctors do not prescribe ayurvedic medicines while one is taking insulin for diabetics. The effect of insulin will not be there, if such medicines are taken, I am told by the physician of Kottakkal Aryavaidya sala. The same is told by my Alopathic doctor also.

But in fact all food items contain medicinal components.

The effect of one food item on a person with diabetics need not be with another. This is my observation.
Recently I read about jagerry. I have observed taking coffee with sugar and with out sugar DOES NOT MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE for me after taking glucometer test at least 20 times in six months for observation.

But for that I am taking coffee with out sugar only.

But even 2 OR THREE CASHEW RAISES MY BLOOD SUGAR VERY HIGH. This need not be the case with others.

I have also observed walking for 20 minutes in normal speed reduces the blood sugar level 2 times lower than doing physical work for ONE HOUR. I have observed this also for me after taking glucometer test at least 20 times in 6 months .

So before taking lab tests I prefer to walk for three days and then meet my doctor. How the walk reduce blood sugar level more though it is not a hard work?. I desire to know more.

Also I desire to know why blood sugar do not increase in a person abnormally?

In most higher blood sugar level is detected during some tests and then only treated. My point is during the non detected period does it create detrimental effect already. I desired to know from learnt persons more on this.

Painful Periods – Dysmenorrhea – Causes and Ayurveda Treatment


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Painful Periods – Dysmenorrhea – Causes and Ayurveda Treatment

Posted July 23, 2013

Most cases of period pain are a normal part of your menstrual cycle and can usually be treated at home.

The period pain occurs when the muscular wall of the womb contracts. Very mild contractions continually pass through your womb, but they are usually so mild that most women cannot feel them. During your period, the wall of your womb starts to contract more vigorously, to encourage the lining of your womb to shed away as part of your monthly menstrual cycle.

When the muscular wall of your womb contracts, it compresses the blood vessels that line your womb. This temporarily cuts off the blood supply (and hence oxygen supply) to your womb. Without oxygen, the tissues in your womb release chemicals that trigger pain in your body.

While your body is releasing these pain-triggering chemicals, it is also producing another set of chemicals known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins encourage the womb muscles to contract further, therefore increasing the level of pain.

It is not yet known why some women experience more period pain than others. It has been suggested that some women may develop a build-up of prostaglandins, which means their contractions are much stronger than other women’s.

Period pain caused by a medical condition

Less commonly, your period pain may be caused by an underlying medical condition such as:

  • Endometriosis: the cells that normally line the womb start to grow in other places within the body, usually in the fallopian tubes and ovaries. When these cells shed and fall away, they can cause intense pain. Read more about endometriosis.
  • Fibroids: this condition occurs when non-cancerous tumours grow in the womb. They can make your periods heavy and painful. Read more about fibroids.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: your womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries become infected with bacteria, leaving them severely inflamed (swollen and irritated). Read more about pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Adenomyosis: the tissue that normally lines the womb starts to grow within the muscular wall of the womb. This extra tissue can make your periods particularly painful.
  • Intrauterine device (IUD): this is a form of contraception made from copper and plastic, which fits inside the womb. It can sometimes cause period pain, especially in the first few months after it is inserted.

If you have painful periods caused by an underlying condition, you may also have other symptoms, such as:

  • irregular periods
  • bleeding in between periods
  • thick or foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • pain during sex

You are more likely to develop this sort of period pain as you get older. Most affected women are aged 30-45.

Period pain caused by one of the above conditions is normally indicated by a change in your normal pattern of pain. For example, you may find your period pain has significantly increased, or that it lasts for much longer than normal.

If you experience a significant change to your normal period pattern, see your GP to discuss your symptoms.

NATURAL REMEDIES FOR PAINFUL MENSES

  1. Aloe-Vera is Ayurvedic natural remedy for painful menses and very effective in treating all kinds of menstrual problems.
  2. Asafetida (Hing) is another natural remedy for painful menses. Fry Asafetida in a little ghee and take this paste thrice daily.
  3. You could boil a few pods of garlic in a cup of water and take this water three times a day.
  4. Take 8-10 leaves of Neem and grind it into a fine paste with ginger juice and have this during your period. This can provide some relief.
  5. ½ teaspoonful of bruised or crushed sesame (gingelly) (til) seeds with hot water twice a day also quite effective.
  6. Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but low in salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.
  7. Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower belly area.
  8. You should have low fat, high fiber and vegetarian foods in your diet as a basic natural remedy for painful menses.
  9. Make sure you are drinking at least 1.5 to 2 liters of purified water per day.
  10. Exercise regularly. Exercise is a form of detoxification in itself, When you exercise you increase circulation and oxygenation to the cells.
  11. Taking a warm bath can also helps lessen heavy menstrual flow, and the warm water will alleviate lower abdomen pain, and relax the muscles.
  12. Try vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium supplements, especially if your pain is from PMS.
  13. Apply a heating pad to your lower belly area, below your belly button. Never fall asleep with the heating pad on.
  14. You can also drink a tea prepared from the herb Chamomile. This herb is very helpful and effective in reducing the problem of menstrual cramps.
  15. Tea prepared from the root of ginger is very effective in reducing the problem of menstrual cramps. It is very effective natural remedy for painful menses.
  16. Eat foods that are high in antioxidants, including fruits such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes, and vegetables such as squash and bell pepper.
  17. Eat foods that are rich in calcium. They include beans, almonds, and dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale. It is best natural remedy for painful menses.
  18. Eliminate trans-fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine.
  19. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.
  20. Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar. Use healthy cooking oils, such as olive oil or vegetable oil.

AYURVEDIC REMEDIES FOR PAINFUL MENSES

The word “Ayurveda” is from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, and literally means “Knowledge of Life”. With Ayurveda, we acknowledge that beneficial daily habits are different for each person, because each person is a unique combination of the 3 fundamental biological principles, which are called “doshas”: VataPitta and Kapha. Ayurveda is a traditional medicine which found roots more than five thousand years back in India. Ayurveda provides both curative and preventive measures towards optimal physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

CHANDER PRABHA

Chander Prabha contains over 35 exotic Indian herbs that are claimed to be derived from Ayurvedic practices. Chander Prabha is a basic sexual potency formula marketed as Ayurvedic “herbal remedy for Erectile Dysfunction, premature ejaculation and other urinary tract and genital organ problems. Chander Prabha is an Ayurvedic herbal remedy for the treatment of painful menses and may really be an effective product with potential benefits as a male enhancement formula, or whether there may be better products in the market.

FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT

Female health support is purely Ayurvedic herbal formulation without any chemicals added into it. This is used for the treatment of painful menses. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine without any side effects. Special herbal medicine for irregular menses, PMS, Menopausal syndromes and other gynecological issues.

The ingredients of this herb include:

Ashok (Saraca indica)
Lodhra(Symplocus racemosa)
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

 

A banana a day keeps the Doctor away


BANANA -A very interesting FACTS MUST SHARE………….This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

DEPRESSION:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

ANEMIA:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

BLOOD PRESSURE:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

BRAIN POWER:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

CONSTIPATION:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

HANGOVERS:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

HEARTBURN:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

MORNING SICKNESS:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

MOSQUITO BITES:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

NERVES:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

ULCERS:
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL:
Many other cultures see bananas as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! —

Photo: BANANA -A very interesting FACTS MUST SHARE.............</p>
<p>This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.</p>
<p>Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.</p>
<p>Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.</p>
<p>But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.</p>
<p>DEPRESSION:<br />
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.</p>
<p>PMS:<br />
Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.</p>
<p>ANEMIA:<br />
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.</p>
<p>BLOOD PRESSURE:<br />
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.</p>
<p>BRAIN POWER:<br />
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.</p>
<p>CONSTIPATION:<br />
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.</p>
<p>HANGOVERS:<br />
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.</p>
<p>HEARTBURN:<br />
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.</p>
<p>MORNING SICKNESS:<br />
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.</p>
<p>MOSQUITO BITES:<br />
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.</p>
<p>NERVES:<br />
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..</p>
<p>Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.</p>
<p>ULCERS:<br />
The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.</p>
<p>TEMPERATURE CONTROL:<br />
Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.</p>
<p>So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!'</p>
<p>PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! —

FOOD AS MEDICINE


Food as Medicine

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HEADACHE? EAT FISH!
Eat plenty of fish — fish oil helps prevent headaches..
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain. 

HAY FEVER? EAT YOGURT!
Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. 
Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.

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TO PREVENT STROKE 
DRINK TEA!

Prevent build-up of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea.(actually, tea suppresses appetite and keeps the pounds from invading….Green tea is great for our immune system)!

INSOMNIA (CAN’T SLEEP? )
HONEY!

Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative. 

ASTHMA? EAT ONIONS!!!!
Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes. (onion packs place on chest helped the respiratory ailments and actually made breathing better).

ARTHRITIS? EAT FISH, TOO!!
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. (fish has omega oils, good for our immune system)

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UPSET STOMACH? 
BANANAS – GINGER!!!!!

Bananas will settle an upset stomach.
Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.. 

BLADDER INFECTION? DRINK CRANBERRY JUICE!!!!
High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria. 

BONE PROBLEMS? EAT PINEAPPLE!!!
Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple. 

MEMORY PROBLEMS? EAT OYSTERS!
Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc. 

COLDS? EAT GARLIC!
Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.)

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COUGHING? 
USE RED PEPPERS!!

A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy. 

BREAST CANCER? EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage
Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels. 

LUNG CANCER? EAT DARK GREEN AND ORANGE AND VEGGIES!!! 
A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables. 

ULCERS? EAT CABBAGE ALSO!!!
Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers. 

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DIARRHEA? 
EAT APPLES!

Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition.(Bananas are good for this ailment)

CLOGGED ARTERIES? EAT AVOCADO!
Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol. 

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? EAT CELERY AND OLIVE OIL!!!
Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure. 
Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too. 

BLOOD SUGAR IMBALANCE? EAT BROCCOLI AND PEANUTS!!! 
The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar. 

Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fibre. It’s Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange. 

Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke..

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Strawberry:
 Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is good for you.. they’re high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young………..blueberries are the best and very versatile in the health field……..they get rid of all the free-radicals that invade our bodies)

Orange : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 – 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer..

Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system.. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients 
Found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium. (watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn UV rays)

Guava & Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fibre which helps prevent constipation. 

Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion)

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Tomatoes 
are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies……GOOD AS MEDICINE.

Very informative – spread the information.

 

Save on your Medical Bill


Dear All,

This is to inform you that, in our country medicines are  usually prescribed (by our great doctors) by brand name and not by the generics (ingredients). Hence we often end up paying more money for the same medicine.
 
Follow these few steps to know more and start saving on your medical bills. Refer to the attached screen shots.
 
1. Log on to www.medguideindia.com
 
2. Click on ‘Drugs’
 
3. Click on ‘Brand’
 
4. Type the brand name which you are using e. g., Metocard XL (50 mg). The site will also help you with drop down menu. Click on ‘Search’
 
5. Click on ‘Generics’. It will display the ingredients of the tablet.
 
6. Click on ‘matched brands’
 
7. Don’t be surprised to see that same drug is available at very low cost also. And that to by other reputed manufacturer. e. g., Metocard XL 50 is for Rs. 62.00 and the same drug by Cipla (Mepol) is available @ Rs. 7.00 only!
 
If you are convinced with the result, do forward this message to your near & dear ones.

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Special treatments all over the world


 

 

 

                     

Special Treatments !



When a pain killer or dose of peneciline doesn’t work there is always the route of alternative medicine. In the Western world this might involve some acupuncture, but in other parts of the world crazy cures are rife. From bee stings to having a turtle bite you in the face. Nothing is crazy enough if it works. The fun stops, however, when parts of endangered species such as rhinos and tigers, get used because it is believed they can cure anything from baldness to erection problems to aids.
 
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11. Consumers enjoy mud therapy at a nursing home in Anshan, east China’s Liaoning province August 21, 2006. The mineral mud is believed to be able to alleviate pain from rheumatoid arthritis, sequela of traumatisms and peripheral nervous system diseases. Picture taken August 21, 2006. REUTERS/China Daily
Crazy Cures

22. A Chinese man receives treatment with bee venom for rhinitis, an inflammation of the nasal membranes, at a clinic in the Duqu Town of Xi’an, West China’s Shaanxi province, April 4, 2006. The doctor of the clinic Li Qixing uses bee venom released into the patient’s body when the bee stings, to cure diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis and rhinitis. Picture taken April 4, 2006. REUTERS/China Daily
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33. Garra rufa obtusas, also known as doctor fish swim near the feet of visitors at Hakone Kowakien in a hot spring resort, west of Tokyo April 17, 2006. A resort hotel opened Dr Fish bath that contains 1,000 West Asian fish. The Garra rufa fish used in this spa is known as Doctor Fish since it feeds on the dead skin from the feet of visitors and is believed by some to cure skin diseases. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa
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44. A man holds a terrapin, whose touch believed to cure rheumatism and other bodily ailments, as he prepares to treat the face of a villager in Kandal province, 20km (12 miles) west of Phnom Penh, May 24, 2006. Belief in the supernatural healing powers of animals such as turtles, cows and snakes is a relatively common phenomenon in Cambodia. Picture taken May 24, 2006. REUTERS/Chor Sokutnhea
Crazy Cures

55. A woman receives traditional Chinese medical treatment with dead scorpions on her face at a hospital in Jinan, capital of eastern China’s Shandong province June 12, 2006. CHINA OUT REUTERS/Stringer
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66. A woman receives traditional Chinese medical treatment with a walnut on her eye and ignited dry moxa leaves in her ear at a hospital in Jinan, capital of eastern China’s Shandong province June 12, 2006. CHINA OUT REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA)
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77. Liz Cohen receives a treatment by letting snakes loose on her body at a spa in the northern communal village of Talmey El’Azar in this picture taken February 1, 2007. Ada Barak, the owner of the spa, uses California and Florida King snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes in her treatments, which she said were inspired by her belief that once people get over any initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the creatures to be soothing. Picture taken February 1, 2007. REUTERS/Yonathan Weitzman
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88. Visitors cover their bodies with black mud at a tourist resort in Daying County of Suning, south-western China’s Sichuan province, May 2, 2007. The mineral-rich black mud is believed to be good for the skin, local media reported. Picture taken May 2, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily
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99. Jiang Musheng, a 66-year-old resident, eats a live tree frog at a village in Shangrao, in eastern China’s Jiangxi province in this May 21, 2007 picture. Jiang suffered from frequent abdominal pains and coughing 20 years ago, until an old man called Yang Dingcai suggested tree frogs as a remedy, the Beijing News said on Tuesday. Picture taken May 21, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily
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1010. Haj Mohamed el-Minyawi allows one of his bees to sting a patient suffering from ear problems in Cairo July 14, 2007. Minyawi believes that the bee stings have special properties, that when used on different parts of the body can cure ailments like kidney problems, appendicitis and even cancer. Minyami has opened his home to public and treats people from all over Cairo. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri
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1111. A patient undergoes cupping treatment at Huangzhiguo Traditional Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Clinic in Shanghai August 8, 2007. Cupping is a treatment that claims to take the heat out of the body, by using cups that are heated before being placed on the body of the patient. Huangzhiguo Traditional Chinese Massage and Acupuncture Clinic is the largest private clinic on Chinese traditional massage and acupuncture in Shanghai. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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1212. A man covered with mud sits in a medicinal mud pond at the Lagoon of Miracles in Chilca January 20, 2008. The ‘Lagoon of Miracles,’ with its distinct greenish colour along with the mud ponds that surround it, is said to cure everything from acne to rheumatism. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil
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1313. A man is administered a live fish as a medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 9, 2007. Every year in June, Bathini Goud Brothers, a family in Hyderabad, draws thousands for administering the fish medicine which they claim miraculously cures asthma. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
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1414. A man prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 9, 2010. 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. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
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1515. A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment with needles and ignited dry moxa leaves on her face to cure facial paralysis, at a hospital in Jinan, Shandong province August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer
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1616. A doctor ignites dry moxa leaves in a patient’s ear during a traditional Chinese medical treatment for curing brain atrophy, at a hospital in Jinan, Shandong province August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer
Crazy Cures

1717. A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province November 15, 2010. Cervical spondylosis is a condition where the cervical spine made of vertebraes and discs degenerate. REUTERS/Stringer
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1818. Mohmmed Emad, 41, lies buried neck-deep in the sand in the El Dakrror mountain area at Siwa Oasis, 700 km northwest of Cairo and 55 km to the Libyan border, August 12, 2008. The people in Siwa believe that being buried in the sand during the hottest time of the day is a therapeutic treatment which can cure rheumatism, joint pain and sexual impotency. REUTERS/Nasser Nuri
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1919. Parapsychologist Fernando Nogueira communicates with spirits with one of his patients in Fafe, northern Portugal December 6, 2008. Surrounded by clean hospital beds in his new Occult Sciences Centre in northern Portugal, Fernando Nogueira makes exorcism sound almost mundane. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro
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2020. A Palestinian Hujama therapist (L) treats a patient (C) suffering from backache at his clinic in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip June 15, 2009. 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. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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2121. Assem al-Tamimi, a Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, treats a patient at his clinic in the West Bank city of Hebron August 8, 2009. Hijama is a 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. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun
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2222. A hearing impaired Palestinian boy receives treatment with bee venom at a clinic in Gaza City July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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2323. Garra rufa obtusas, also known as doctor fish, swim around the face of a man as he relaxes in a hot spa pool in Kangal, 105 kilometers (65 miles) south of the central Anatolian city of Sivas August 9, 2009. The treatment 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 to stay at the spa for 21 days and visit the fish pools twice daily for four-hour treatment sessions. Picture taken August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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2424. Peruvian Ety Napadenschi (L), who is eight month pregnant, is touched by a dolphin named Wayra during a therapy session for pregnant women at a hotel in Lima, October 25, 2005. The therapy is supposed to stimulate the brains of the baby inside the belly, with the dolphins high-frequency sounds, to develop neuron abilities. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares Also
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2525. A villager pours water over the carcass of a dead calf, which villagers believe to be a magic cow born with crocodile skin, during its funeral at Trang Per village in Pusat province, 190km (120 km) northwest of Phnom Penh August 20, 2009. The villagers believe that drinking water poured over the calf can cure rheumatism and other bodily ailments. Belief in the supernatural healing powers of animals such as cows, snakes and turtles is a relatively common phenomenon in Cambodia, where over a third of the population lives on under $1 a day and few can afford modern medicines. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
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2626. An apprentice of the traditional Bosson religion uses her healing powers to cure a young child during the Ahouwe ritual purification dance in Aniassue on the eastern Ivory Coast July 15, 2007. Ahouwe is a ritual dance in Ivory Coast’s eastern Akan area and in Ghana, during which followers become possessed by genies who instruct them on the preparation of natural cures. The women who practice the Bosson religion are known as Komians, spiritual mediums who claim to possess healing powers. REUTERS/ Luc Gnago
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2727. Cambodia villagers collect the urine of a cow believed to have healing powers in Kompot province, about 100 km (62 miles) south of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, on September 26, 2002. Belief in the supernatural healing powers of animals such as cows, snakes and turtles is relatively common in Cambodia, where more than third of the population lives on less than $1 a day and few can afford modern medicines. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
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2828. Russian woman takes leech treatment in a laboratory in Moscow, February 1, 2001. The International Leech Centre raises leeches for use in treatments dating from ancient Egypt for a wide variety of ailments, including blood disorders and immunity problems. AS/FMS
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2929. An asthma patient swallows a life fish as part of his treatment in Bombay June 8. The tiny river fish’s mouth is stuffed with herbal medicine before it is forced live down the throat of asthmatics in a ritual that some Indians believe provides a sure shot cure for the disease. The combination of herbs used in the procedure is a secret that is tightly guarded by an Indian family which claims to have known it for 150 years. SK/DL/CLH/
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3030. Kazuhiro Aoki, puts his face in an aquarium as Garra rufa, a fish used for skin treatment, nibbles his skin at the Beautyworld Japan trade fair in Tokyo May 20, 2008. Over 600 exhibitors took part in Japan’s largest beauty trade fair which ends May 21. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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3131. A man is made to swallow a live fish as a form of medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 8, 2008. 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. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
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3232. A resident receives horn cupping treatment on his back on a street in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region July 13 2008. Cupping is an alternative form of pain therapy that has been part of Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer
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3333. Nine-year-old Muhammad Ponari (L), a boy whom locals believe possesses healing powers, dips his magic stone into a bottle of water, during a mass healing event in Jombang, East Java province February 11, 2009. About two months ago, Ponari caught a stone which fell from the sky, shortly after lightning struck the area he was playing in, according to Ponari’s uncle, Mulyono. Believing that this stone contained magical healing powers, thousands have sought Ponari’s help by drinking water which he dips the stone in. Picture taken February 11, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas
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3434. Students perform Rubber Neti, an ancient yogic technique, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh May 21, 2009. Many Indians believe that Rubber Neti controls the common cold, cough and asthma and keeps the nasal passages clean. REUTERS/Ajay Verma