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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.
And China is seeing more and more children suffer from it with each passing year.
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.
A towel set on his bare belly was set ablaze in a desperate move to make him lose weight.
And it's quite natural too. We can almost feel his pain as well...
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 a change.
China is trying everything in its armoury to control the obesity rate in its children.
...so that they can be done with these horrid treatment techniques.