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Final Five Weird and Wacky Therapies - Will They Kill Or Cure You?

Updated on January 23, 2017

This is the last in my series of Weird and Wacky Therapies

There are literally hundreds of therapies out there, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. I have gathered together some of the more unusual one’s for you. I can’t guarantee that any of them will work for you or that they are 100% safe; some of them are plain bonkers but if you want to give them a try there’s nothing stopping you. Do be careful though.

Panchakarma Oil Pot
Panchakarma Oil Pot | Source

Panchakarma Therapy

What is Panchakarma Therapy?

Panchakarma Therapy is an Ayurvedic detoxification practice which reverses the harm day to day living does to us. It re-balances our body and strengthens the immune system. It consists of 5 different types of therapy.

How does the Panchakarma Program work?

Normally you would attend the clinic for up to 5 days in order to have the full program. The body is prepared before it can be thoroughly cleared of toxins. Two methods of preparation are employed to move the toxins into the gut area:

  • Oil Massage
  • Sudation Therapy (Sweating)

Once these are carried out the purification begins and consists of the remaining 3 therapies to complete the total of 5 mentioned earlier:

  • Emesis Therapy – Therapeutic Vomiting to remove excess mucous from the lungs
  • Purgation Therapy – Therapeutic Laxative to remove excess bile from the stomach, gall bladder, small intestine and liver.
  • Nasal Administration – To clear the nasal passages, throat, sinuses and head by means of medicine administered through the nose.
  • Enema Therapy – Therapeutic Enema to rid the colon of toxins.

What is it good for?

Each separate therapy is good for a range of different things. Collectively, some of the conditions reported to be improved by the whole program are:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Constipation
  • Eye problems
  • Depression
  • Hair loss
  • Infertility
  • Arthritis
  • Gout

Where can I find out more?

Tuning Fork
Tuning Fork | Source
Singing Bowls
Singing Bowls | Source

Sound Energy Therapy

What is Sound Energy Therapy?

Sound Energy therapy is also sometimes known as vibrational therapy. It is normally delivered using tuning forks, but Tibetan Singing Bowls and Crystal Bowls are becoming a popular medium too. The instruments are struck to produce a range of vibrational notes. The brain waves apparently synchronise with this vibration to bring about healing.

Sound therapy is reported to reduce stress and create a profound sense of peace and well being

What is a Sound Energy Therapy session like?

You would normally lay on a mat with the singing bowls surrounding you or recline on a couch if tuning forks are being used. You remain fully clothed and the practitioner does not normally touch you unless the therapy is being combined with Reiki or some other form of healing.

What conditions can be treated?

  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • CFS
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lack of motivation

Where Can I find out more?

Hair strand
Hair strand | Source
Pendulum dowsing
Pendulum dowsing | Source


What is Radionics?

Not strictly a hands on therapy; Radionics is usually practiced from afar. It deals with the use of hair, blood or other substance to aid diagnosis and distance healing. Even pieces of writing such as signatures have been used. A questionnaire is often completed as part of the diagnosis. The theory is that a sick person will give off different energy frequencies when the hair or blood is measured with a special machine. Once a diagnosis is made the practitioner will then transmit healing vibrations to the patient via another machine. Sometimes a pendulum is used to dowse for the complaint by holding it over the hair or blood sample (the witness) and asking questions. The pendulum will rotate either in the yes or no direction.

Where can I find a practitioner in UK?

In the USA where Radionics was pioneered there are not so many practitioners today as the practice was outlawed some years ago. A lot of them practise underground although more are gradually emerging into public view. However, there doesn’t appear to be a list of practitioners available. Individual one’s can be found via the Internet.

Regression Therapy

What is Regression Therapy?

Regression therapy takes a person back in their life to examine what triggers from the past could be causing their present problem. Hypnosis is normally used to help them relax and remember but not always.

What is Regression Therapy used for?

Regression therapy is reported to be useful for identifying the trigger point and healing:

  • Bereavement
  • Phobias
  • Fears
  • Childhood abuse
  • Trauma


Virtual Dolphin Assisted Therapy

What is it Virtual Dolphin Assisted Therapy?

Most people have heard about Dolphin Assisted Therapy. Swimming with Dolphins is reputed to help people with ailments such as:

  • Nerve weakness
  • CFS
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Stress
  • Depression

Children with Down Syndrome, autism, speech and behavioural problems are also reported to have been helped by Dolphin therapy.

How is it carried out?

Virtual dolphin therapy is a multi-sensory meditation therapy. You lie under a screen with a movie of dolphins swimming in a tank above you. It is a guided relaxation session and is reported to offer many of the therapeutic benefits of a real life encounter with dolphins.

Where can I find out more?

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