Doctor’s visits are always uncomfortable, at the very least because your sick. But the treatments can be worse. Suppositories, colonoscopy, surgeries, and more are a little disconcerting to say the least. These ten take the tumor, however, with ground up frogs and tooth-eye transplants.
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10. Frog Smoothie
Peruvians drink pulverized frogs blended with herbs to combat asthma and fertility issues. Though not scientifically proven, many residents also drink it as a remedy for a low sex-drive.
9. Natural Orifice Surgery
Patients have their abdominal organs removed through their mouths or vaginas. The first operation saw a gall bladder extracted through the mouth to avoid incisions.
Leeches remove pooled from blocked veins. Also used to help heal skin grafts by removing blood collecting under the graft.
Maggots can be applied to wounds to remove infected skin and curb inflammation.They only eat dead tissue, leaving healthy tissue untouched, speeding up the healing process.
6.Pregnant Horse Urine
The urine of pregnant mares makes Premarin, a hormone replacement treatment. In 2002, 9 million women used Peramin until negative side effects including heart attacks were reported.
5. Breast Milk
Researchers have discovered a compound in breast milk able to kill cancer cells. Studies led one patient to drink his daughter’s milk hoping to shrink tumors. Results were inconclusive.
4.Swallowing Live Fish
Practiced in Southern India, asthmatics swallow a five centimeter fish covered in herbal paste. Administered by one family clears the throat, thousands visit them annually.
3. Intestinal Worm Therapy
Parasitic worms are swallowed or crawl into wounds to treat bowel disease and ALS. Heightens immune system that have been reduced by modern-day cleanliness.
2. Teeth Transplanted into Eyes
A tooth removed from the patient, placed in the eye, can restore sight. A hole drilled in the tooth holds a prosthetic lens. Implanted in the eye, it corrects corneal scars.
1.Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Donated feces are placed in patients suffering from renal failure and Crohn’s disease. The feces replaces microbes missing from the gut. Used since the fourth century in China, it was called the Yellow Soup.