Four Treatments that Seem Scary but Actually Work

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The treatments on this list are things that most people wouldn’t ever want to try. Most people are afraid to try them because of the fear brought by their imaginations.

But you would be surprised to know that although these treatments may seem scary, they aren’t unusual. These treatments have been tried and tested by tons of people, even celebrities, over several years. That is because these treatments work and provide several benefits.


Having needles inserted into many points in your body may not be a comforting thought for most. That is especially true for those who are afraid of needles. But the truth is that these needles are much tinier than an average needle on a syringe. You can barely feel them on your body, and they are only inserted through your skin, not any farther.

Acupuncture is an old Chinese medical tradition that is still practiced today. Western scientists and doctors still find it controversial, but studies have been made about acupuncture. The results of the research have shown that acupuncture can help in relieving chronic pain. Acupuncture can relieve patients experiencing back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, headaches, and certain symptoms that come from cancer treatments.

man getting chiropractic treatment

Chiropractic Treatment

If you go on YouTube, you will find a ton of videos on chiropractic treatment. There are videos of chiropractors showing how they do their treatments. You will also see videos of patients sharing their personal experiences. You might even find videos of Chiropractic ASMR. Many people find chiropractic treatment satisfying not only to watch but also to experience themselves. But some people find it scary because of the cracking sounds and the idea of breaking a bone.

There are a lot of myths about chiropractic care. People have this idea that chiropractic doctors aren’t trained. The truth is that chiropractors need to be licensed, and it takes about eight years of practice for that to happen. Chiropractors don’t crack bones; they make adjustments to align your body through spinal manipulation.

This procedure is best for those who experience chronic pain in their upper and lower extremities and want a non-invasive treatment. It can also help people feel more relaxed by releasing tension in the body. The procedure might seem painful, but any pain that may occur usually happens after a session. This is normal and not severe at all; it’s just soreness, and it will subside within 24 hours.


You may have heard of cryotherapy before. It’s become a recent trend with celebrities and athletes. It’s a form of therapy where you use extremely cold temperatures to treat your body. The procedure can be used on certain parts of your body or your entire body. Most people are fine with the idea of targeted cryotherapy. What most people are afraid of is the Cryo-chamber or whole-body cryotherapy (WBC).

The first thing that comes to mind when people think about the cryo-chamber is some Han Solo type of situation. But that is not the case. Studies have shown that WBC can help reduce soreness and accelerate the recovery process for athletes. It can also help with “adhesive capsulitis”, also known as a frozen shoulder, ironic right?

Cryotherapy is also believed to help with staying young. A 50-year-old woman, who is now an Instagram influencer, revealed that having cryotherapy sessions three times a week is what helps her look young. This is probably why celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Aniston look as if they haven’t aged a day over 20.

Doctor Fish Psoriasis Therapy

The Garra rufa or Doctor fish—it goes by many names—is flesh-eating fish. But unlike piranha’s, they won’t chomp your fingers off. All they eat is dead skin. Which is why they’re perfect for treating psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes the skin to build up and cause red, flaky, and irritating patches on your skin. What the doctor fish does is nibble on the dead skin. They are completely harmless; it might even tickle a bit.

A pilot study was published in December 2006 which studied fish therapy and its effects on 67 people who had severe psoriasis. The study investigated whether fish therapy and being exposed to ultraviolet A (UVA) could help treat the symptoms of psoriasis. It was conducted for three weeks, where the participants spent two hours in baths filled with doctor fish and would then spend three to five minutes under the UVA light.

After being evaluated by a physician, results showed that 72 percent of the participants had reduced the severity of their psoriasis symptoms. Eighty-seven percent of the participants said that they were happy with doctor-fish therapy. What’s even better is that the treatment had no side effects. Unlike medication or drugs, which could cause side effects.

As scary as these treatments seem, they aren’t that bad. They have also been proven to treat several issues. So, if you felt a little skeptical before, hopefully, this has made you realized that there’s nothing to be afraid of with these procedures.

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