Weird Folk Remedies From Around The World

08/26/2011 02:27 am ET | Updated Oct 25, 2011
  • David Moye

For every treatment that stands up to double-blind studies, there are kooky folk remedies that survive because of apochryphal claims by people who swear by them.

For instance, in Indonesia, the locals believe sleeping on railroad tracks will cure everything from diabetes to chronic pain, from cancer to asthma and in Israel, there is a spa that massages clients by dumping 12 snakes on their bodies.