The Fire Treatment

Would you set yourself on fire for beauty? According to The Inquisitr, the Fire Treatment (aka Huǒ liáo) is the hot new thing in China:

The process involves an esthetician or spa employee draping target areas of the face and body with alcohol and secret elixir saturated towels. The person, more specifically the towel the person is wearing, is set ablaze. Moments later the towel is extinguished. The fiery beauty regime is supposedly based off ancient Chinese medicine. The dangerous treatment is intended to eliminate dull skin, aid in the common cold, and revert obesity.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 08, 2013
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods

Burn, baby, burn.
Posted by dumbledoor on 03/08/13 at 10:17 AM
If the towel on the first victim was soaked in alcohol, the whole towel would be in flames. However, if you soak the towel in the magic elixir (99.99% water) and just have a few drops of alcohol over each eye, it's safe. Much safer than other BEAUTY tricks.

Beauty: One man's nightmare is another man's wet dream!
Posted by BMN on 03/08/13 at 11:38 AM
What else can the treatment do? Cure curvature of the spine, fix basketball games, and win the war for the Allies?
Posted by KDP on 03/08/13 at 11:40 AM
That should drive the evil demons away.
Posted by tadchem on 03/08/13 at 02:11 PM
Non-spontaneous Human Combustion

I use this treatment to enlarge breasts and cure vaginal discomfort if there are any takers out there :roll:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/08/13 at 02:45 PM
Why are they doing it on their backs? All of my ugly skin is on my face.
Posted by Harvey on 03/08/13 at 04:44 PM
Whoa! Boston was our target trip this year but it's just going to have to wait! I'm really hot to see China!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/08/13 at 11:56 PM
Absolutely no freakin' way!! That is the stupiest thing I've seen in a while!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/09/13 at 12:01 AM
Wait!!!!!! (Brain cells just got their AM caffeine jolt) If Steven Seagal did it I HAVE to do it too!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/09/13 at 12:42 AM
Oh honey, have you seen him lately? Not somehing to aspire to.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/09/13 at 12:48 AM
Na... Last I heard he was being a cop, riding around kicking real, live bad-a$$ a$$.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/09/13 at 12:50 AM
All the muscle has gone to fat and his show where they followed him around as a deputy sheriff even failed.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/09/13 at 12:54 AM
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