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Indonesians Lie On Rail Tracks For Electric Therapy

Jakarta, Aug 3:  Ailing and desperately poor Indonesians are stretching out on the rail tracks outside Jakarta to practise what they call  “electric therapy.”These Indonesians say the tracks give off electrical current that provides relief

PTI [ Updated: August 03, 2011 12:33 IST ]
indonesians lie on rail tracks for electric therapy
indonesians lie on rail tracks for electric therapy

Jakarta, Aug 3:  Ailing and desperately poor Indonesians are stretching out on the rail tracks outside Jakarta to practise what they call  “electric therapy.”

These Indonesians say the tracks give off electrical current that provides relief from diabetes, insomnia, and other medical conditions.


Medical experts deem electric therapy “pseudo medicine” and say there is no evidence that it works.


And, of course, there's the danger of being struck by a train. But people like 50-year-old Sri Mulyati - too poor to afford medicines - feels it's her only option.

“I'll keep doing this until I'm completely cured,” she told the Associated Press.

Medical experts deem electric therapy “pseudo medicine” and say there is no evidence that it works. And, of course, there's the danger of being struck by a train. But people too poor to afford medicines feels it's their only option.

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