8 Crazy Healing Methods

Hirudotherapy 1 of 9

Medical science has advanced greatly in in the past few decades, but there are many strange and exotic healing methods that are still used today. Here are a few of the craziest ones!

The practice of hirudotherapy is the method of using leeches to suck blood from a specific area of the body. This method has been in use since ancient times, but it has seen a surge in popularity since the 1990s. Medicinal leeches are now commonly used to reduce swelling and blood clotting.