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