Tobacco smoke enemas were like dialing 911 before the invention of the…

Like some merciless scatological phoenix, butt-chugging — or the art of funneling alcohol into one's keister for the express purpose of getting tore up extremely quickly — is back in the news again. But butt-chugging's sister technique, the tobacco enema, has been around for centuries, being foisted upon those who… » 10/08/12 1:55pm 10/08/12 1:55pm

The Awful Inhumanity of Using Bleach Enemas to Treat Autistic Children

There are almost no words for the inhumanity of this. Someone is not only promoting a treatment of bleach enemas to treat autistic children — every two hours, for 72 hours, every possible weekend — but they've started a religious organization to promote this, with "bishops" and other church officials touting the… » 6/06/12 1:51pm 6/06/12 1:51pm

In Indonesia, lying on train tracks is a folk remedy

In Indonesia, ill people are searching for a New Age cure that transcends crystals and healing magnets — they're cozying up to train tracks, soaking in its curative aura. Thankfully, this therapy doesn't require the practitioner to get hit by a train. Rather, one lies on the railroad tracks and absorbs the rails'… » 8/08/11 2:25pm 8/08/11 2:25pm

Zap Yourself Healthy With The Electric Corset, 1883

Ladies! Are you suffering from Nervous Debility, Spinal Complaints, Rheumatism, Paralysis, Numbness, Dyspepsia, Liver and Kidney Troubles, Impaired Circulation, or Constipation? Perhaps you are troubled by those annoying Diseases Peculiar To Women (and I think you know what I mean). Then Dr. Scott's Electric Corset is… » 4/28/08 1:20pm 4/28/08 1:20pm