Afghan Doctor Treats Patients With Scorpion Venom

January 8, 2023

Would you let scorpions crawl all over your 3-year-old child? This doctor doesn’t seem to mind and neither does his daughter. Since 1974, Muhammad Shirzad has been practicing a form of alternative medicine that was passed down through his family for hundreds of years. He milks venom from scorpions and snakes and uses it to treat his patients in Afghanistan. While many people fear these creatures, he says their venom has healing properties. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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