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11-Year-Old Obese Boy Set On Fire In Desperate Attempt To Make Him Lose Weight

We may not know a lot about China's ancient medicinal techniques, but certain incidents do give us an idea that the place is bizarre.

The incident we talk about here is that of setting an 11-year-old boy on fire, simply to make him lose weight. China is seeing a rapid rise in the proportion of obese children, and soon may become the country with the highest number of obese children. And so, there has been rising concern regarding the matter. This concern has led the people into trying various techniques of weight loss, including some ancient Chinese methods, which are truly horrifying. 

11-Year-Old Obese Boy Set On Fire In Desperate Attempt To Make Him Lose Weight

11-Year-Old Obese Boy Set On Fire In Desperate Attempt To Make Him Lose Weight

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Obesity is a real health problem.

Obesity is a real health problem.

And China is seeing more and more children suffer from it with each passing year.

If things continue like this, things will be very bad for China.

If things continue like this, things will be very bad for China.

China might just become the country with the highest number of obese children by 2025. That is why people are trying everything they can do to lose weight, including trying out some ancient Chinese techniques.

Li Hang was subject to one such technique. 

Li Hang was subject to one such technique. 

A towel set on his bare belly was set ablaze in a desperate move to make him lose weight. 

Just look at the child's horror!

Just look at the child's horror!

And it's quite natural too. We can almost feel his pain as well...

Li suffers from obesity due to a condition that he's been suffering from...

Li suffers from obesity due to a condition that he's been suffering from...

The ancient Chinese techniques really are bizarre, and there's no telling how effective these crazy techniques even are, assuming that they actually can bring about a change.

Cupping Therapy is being performed on Li.

Cupping Therapy is being performed on Li.

China is trying everything in its armoury to control the obesity rate in its children.

We just pray children like Li lose some weight soon enough...

We just pray children like Li lose some weight soon enough...

...so that they can be done with these horrid treatment techniques.

Do you think the use of such techniques should be entertained?

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