9 Most Bizarre Therapies
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1Death to Rebirth Therapy
People who are suffering from stress or intense pressure can be "reborn" by simulating death with the help of psychologists, according to Tang Yulong, a consultant of a psychological counseling center. In the center, they have prepared a coffin in a 5-square-meter "death experience room."
According to Tang, the patient using the therapy must write down his or her last words before lying in a coffin covered by a white cloth, and to make this “dying” experience even more realistic, the “deceased” can even hear a dirge being played in the room. Five minutes later, a sound of a baby crying will break the "serene time," and the consultant will open the coffin with a festive song. Apparently, this death experience can help people get a new outlook on life.
2Maggot Debridement Therapy
3Slapping Beauty Therapy
4Lying Down on Railway Tracks Therapy
People now flock to the train tracks to seek a cure for illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure. They will jump up when a train approaches, and then lay back down to let the pulse of electricity flow through their bodies.
Despite the dangers involved and threats of arrest, people remain faithful to this bizarre form of therapy.
5Canine Psychiatrist Therapy
Consulting the family pet before a big job interview or important life decision is something many people will attest to. But those who don't have a commiserating kitty or compassionate canine of their own can now indulge in one-on-on therapy sessions with a doggy psychiatrist. The wacky solution comes off the back of a survey that claims a whopping 85 percent of all cat and dog owners talk to their animals about relationships, work, family and finance.
The study, conducted by More Than, has prompted the insurance company to hold the first ever "Dogtor's Surgery," offering members of the public therapy sessions with a canine shrink.
Janet Connor, Managing Director for More Than, said, "While pets might not be able to speak or have the foggiest idea what's being said to them, they are looked upon as faithful companions whose loyalty and affection is unwavering."
6Bee Sting Therapy
In 2000, a ten year-old girl died of asphyxiation when her rebirthing session went horribly wrong. The girl, Candace Newmaker, was wrapped tightly in layers of blankets, and then forced to struggle in order to be “reborn.” The child had to fight against the combined weight of her therapists and adopted mother, totaling almost 700 pounds. Candace couldn't make it out of the suffocating blanket rolls and died. In the videotape of the session, Candace is heard begging the psychotherapists to be let free. "I'm going to die. Please, I can't breathe." "You want to die?" a therapist said. "OK, then die. Go ahead, die right now." When she was finally unwrapped, Candace had lost consciousness and was pronounced dead in the hospital.
Ms Watkins, 54, and Ms Ponder, 40, and their two assistants were only sentenced to 16 years in prison, and the rebirthing method was banned in Colorado after the incident.
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