Top 10 Strangest Medical Treatments


We can all agree that healthcare as a science has improved considerably over the years and so has the healing ability of healthcare professionals. We also know that it wasn’t always like this, as in their quest for knowledge, people have tried using pretty much anything as medicine for whatever medical condition they were trying to cure at the time. This is one of the main reasons why witch doctors and healers have been replaced over time by the highly trained doctors, nurses, and healthcare specialists of today.

Still, we would do well to take a closer look at 10 of the strangest medical treatments that people from various cultures have used throughout history, to better appreciate how far we’ve come. Mind you, that some of these treatments are still being used today having been proven to work, while other such ‘cures’ are still being used despite being frowned upon and / or even illegal in most parts of the world.

10Bee Venom for herpes

Apitherapy is one of the oldest treatment methods still in use. This treatment method was used to cure conditions such as rheumatism. The practice involves the use of bee venom. Today, bee venom is used to treat a variety of diseases including herpes and arthritis. Administration of this treatment varies, with some doctors prescribing bee venom in liquid form while others will literally sting a patient with a bee.