Chinese women are lying on giant, hot rocks in the name of health

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We’ve heard of the benefits of crystal-healing, but a bunch of middle-aged women in Shaanxi, China, have taken the spiritual practice to another level with their new health routine.

According to CCTV News, sightings of women lying on giant rocks in Xi’an’s local parks, with towels covering their faces are now extremely common.

When approached by local reporters, these women claimed that lying on the heated rocks will help rid oneself of illnesses.

These women also believe that the optimum timing to soak up the “medical” benefits is between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

One woman, identified only by her surname Lo, told reporters that she suffers from synovitis and stiff muscles. She went on to explain that one of her relatives with similar ailments as hers, tried this out-of-home remedy for an extended period and was cured.

Although doctors have warned against the risks of prolonged sun exposure that can lead to sunburns and heat strokes, these women have brushed off the warnings, saying they did not feel hot at all.

However, on Thursday morning, an unidentified 70-year-old woman learnt it the hard way when she lifted her top to expose her stomach and got fourth degree burns from the heated rock.

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