The 20 most bizarre medical treatments used throughout history show just how lucky we are to live in a time when medicine is so advanced.
You will never believe the gruesome stuff people did to their bodies just because they thought it could cure them. Urban myths and the lack of scientific information meant that as long as it did not kill the ones before them, it was worth a try.
From paste made from dead mouse to mummy powder and crocodile dung, nothing was too disgusting for our ancestors. We are sad to note that some of the bizarre medical treatments are still in use in parts of the world where people don’t have access to the Internet. Those poor souls!
1. Tapeworms For Weight Loss
What if we tell you that having meter long tapeworms going through your body can be good for you?
Let’s start by saying that the method works. However, it is dangerous and gross enough to determine people to go for diet, exercise, or Photoshop.
Tapeworms work by hijacking the body and extracting nutrients from the food we eat. In some extreme cases, the parasites extend their damage beyond the digestive system and can even cause death.
The method was first used in the early 1900s and survived until today in some parts of the world. Yep, people pay thousands of dollars to get parasites inside their body, just so that they can keep eating as much as they want.
Don’t be fooled. Replacing your dietician with tapeworms is just to get you started. The next bizarre method will make you feel incredibly uncomfortable if you are a woman.