10 Bizarre Medical Treatments People Go Through

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There are so many different bizarre diseases and surgical treatments in the world that it’s often hard to pick one that’ll suit you. Surgery is one thing, but a simple medical treatment could solve a wealth of problems that many individuals are experiencing at the moment. Every single treatment listed and described here are in use in the medical community today. They are used to solve a variety of problems, including everything from anxiety to excessive sweating. Here are ten bizarre medical treatments that people go through even today.

Sweat Therapy

Sweat Therapy is a weird combination of counseling and psychotherapy while an individual is placed in a sweat lodge and burning out the bad. It is a social interaction that garners responses from the heat exposure.


People play in mud when they’re younger, but today health experts believe the dirty substance improves a variety of skin conditions. It is also used as an internal medicine. Some people coat mud on pills to consume them in large doses.


Electrocution has long been used to stabilize a brain and medically treat a variety of mental disorders, including mania, catatonia, and schizophrenia. 1 million people receive shock treatment every single year.


Dousing occurs when someone pours a cold liquid over their body. The cold water is said to shock the body into forming a type of fever. The body reacts by raising its temperature, forcing any medical issues to the forefront where it can fight.

Urine Therapy

Urine Therapy sounds gross, and that is because it is. There are said to be various applications for human urine, including medicinal and cosmetic reasons. Urinating on a burn, for example, is said to soothe the area.


Bloodletting is a tad disgusting, and focuses on the severe withdrawal of a lot of blood from the patient in order to remove an illness or a disease. Excessive iron in the bloodstream generally requires bloodletting treatment.

Leech Therapy

Leech Therapy is another gross, bizarre medical treatment still in use today. Medicinal leeches are making a comeback, and are used to relive pressure in the blood, reduce coagulation, and aid in reconstructive surgery.

Helminthic Therapy

Helminthic Therapy, which is a type of immunotherapy, that requires the deliberate infestation of parasitic worms or their eggs. These growing parasites were used to treat hay fever and even asthma for the longest time.

Fecal Bacteriotherapy

Fecal Bacteriotherapy is used when a doctor wants to treat an inflammatory bowel disorder, including ulcerative colitis, in their patients. The treatment requires a “poop donor,” as a sample from a healthy person. This is turned into a liquid and anally inserted into the patient.


Believe it or not, smoking has been prescribed by doctors in an effort to cute a variety of illnesses. Research suggests that Parkinson’s disease or Alzheumer’s can be up to 50 percent lower in smokers when compared to those who don’t smoke.