They are probably on to something here. If you are in a state of fear, your nervous system places your body in a flight or fight state - the Sympathetic Nervous System kicks in! In a cascade of biochemical processes that are too long to discuss here, adrenaline and endorphins will end up in your blood stream! OR: If you have guts of steel, and you are far from being afraid, then the use of a hard object for long term tapotement on your muscle will definitely overload the pain receptors being "chopped"! Hey, either way, they both have analgesic properties! Chop, chop, chop! Pain be gone!
Although I wasn’t able to learn much about this strange medical procedure, fire treatment is apparently very popular during the winter months in Chinese traditional hospitals. (It is cold, of course). People believe this will keep them safe from illnesses like the flu and common cold. Well, if you are warm and cozy - your body is in optimum condition to support a healthier immune system! Logical! Watch the short clip below, it will amaze you!
The preceeding article is a reductive summary of excerpts as written
by Sumitra for Oddity Central on March 20, 2012. The videos are
from YouTube and are assumed to be in public domain.