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Foreigners queuing up to be hit in the back by monk with a hammer!

Up to a hundred people a day – including many foreigners – believe a monk with a hammer can rid them of back and neck pain.

The monk – known as “Phra Maha Si Phrai” will give you a few supposedly healthy whacks at a clinic set up in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi.

Someone went on Facebook to say the treatment had given them a new lease of life after they lost their job.

But netizens were skeptical – some liked the treatment but many said it was quackery.

Reporters went to the Avatar Clinic to see for themselves and found one room kitted out as a traditional massage place.

Here the monk was giving a foreign man a few hits.

The technique that targets the nerves rather than the bones is supposed to be helpful in the treatment of various back and neck pain especially a condition known as cervical spondylosis or neck arthritis.

The owner of the clinic said that at least 40 people and sometimes as many as 100 were coming in every day – and they all came back for more saying it did them good.

Thai Visa / Daily News



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