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In Europe and America, there is a growing market for people undergoing through blood baths for medical treatments. It's getting popular among women, who are using it for reducing aging signs, lowering stress and improving skin tone. The Animal welfare organization is questioning on killing of animals for such reasons.
The Antlers are preserved and being exported to many countries, costing $300 per kilogram. They have multiple healing benefits.
Have a look at how velvet antlers are cut for blood baths.
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Antlers normally grow at the rate of 2.5 cm that is 1 inches per day and can grow maximum at the length of 115 cm (45 inches) and minimum 71 cm (28 inches). Farmers harvest Antlers for about 15-17 years before cutting them. They are being grazed on more than 20 herbs. Therefore they provide many health benefits. Generally, they are slaughtered in May, but if an Antler weighs less than 6 kilograms, they are cut in autumn. The shape of the crown of ripe antlers is kept in a special way, if it's too bony, it may loose most of its healing qualities.
The preparations begin from morning 5 am and the Antlers which are scattered all over the field are sorted and the female antlers are exempted from cutting. They are pushed into the cutting room which is a large wooden box. In order to bring them to a position, the workers shout and howl at them.
Inside the cutting room, the antler is tied through the rope and it's head is not allowed to rest on the ground. The antler is left to the suspended animation where it's head rests on the ledge. There are five people insde the cutting chamber where 2-3 holds the antler from the back, one holds the foot, preventing deer from moving and one of them cuts the head.
Cutting takes 2-3 minutes as an electric saw is used to slice the head. The reaction of Antlers differ, some give up, some may become furious and uncontrollable, some are scared and some of them even try to escape. After this clay and coagulating powder is applied on the open wounds to stop the bleeding.
After this Antlers are treated and preserved, they are dropped in hot water for 3-4 times in 92-94 degree Celsius. After a day, they are taken to a drying room and the whole process is repeated. The fresh blood works as a natural viagra. They work as a tonic for men's potency; it strengthens body's teeth, eyes, bones, muscles and also cures asthma, joint pains, spine problems and pneumonia. The Pantocrin from Antlers has multiple healing benefits. They can heal heart problems, digestive disorders and is an energy booster.
They offer the health benefits to both the sexes. If you are taking such baths, you need to follow strict temperature regime. Otherwise, benefits may be diluted. There are many advantages of blood bath over spa, the skin and hair become softer than ever before. It is also surveyed people become happier after such treatment and it also slows aging.
People have undergone ten days course and have taken ten baths. Some people have even urged to take it for five days, twice a day in morning and evening. After the first bath, people feel like they are flying. After the second bath, the symptoms of the chronic disease starts healing.
A course of 10 baths cost 7500 roubles ($107) while the guest house at Pastukhov's cost 2500 roubles which can host six people.
Apart from preventing diseases, it helps to cure diseases such as cancer, combating fatigue, improving sexual functions and treating allergies. Korean doctors say that everybody should undergo the velvet antler treatment once in a lifetime.
We are in the 21st century and can choose other medical benefits and treatments instead of killing and harming animals brutally. There are no such laws made to prevent animals from killing. It's time that we humans step into their shoes and imagine how these animals feel when they are chopped and traumatized for fulfilling our selfish desires. The animal killing remains in our territory which should be put to an end.