Lying on Train Tracks is a Folk Remedy



Sure your grandmother may have had some weird remedies to cure your cough, but I bet she didn’t tell you go lay on train tracks. In Indonesia some people are turning to laying on the train tracks to cure all types of illness. I guess it will cure all their ailments by killing them.
The "therapy" involves placing one's hands and feet on the steel rail tracks. By touching both sides of the tracks at once in this manner, one receives a low-voltage electric shock, which locals believe is a potent cure for many diseases.

The locals said the method became popular around a year ago when a taxi driver allegedly recovered after suffering a stroke, by frequently lying on the tracks.

Today, the therapy is attracting more and more people, from locals to people who travel from far away to experience the reportedly soothing effects of the therapy [...] Their growing fondness for the treatment soon saw them adopt the "therapy" into their daily routines. Every afternoon from around 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. there are typically 10-15 people lying on the tracks.

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