Modern medicine is revolutionary in comparison to how different diseases and disorders were treated in ancient times. Without regulation, its no surprise that methods like drilling a hole in the skull to relieve a headache and using enemas to treat asthma were normal practice.
With the FDA’s founding in 1906, many devices and practices have been taken out of circulation. Devices such as the electric muscle stimulator the Relaxacizor were farfetched and even considered quackery, but thought to be useful in their era. Much like the antique medical devices that will make you shudder, here are a few ancient antidotes that will make you glad to be alive in the times of modern medicine.
(Graphic from HistoryDegree.net)