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WEIRD OR WONDERFUL?

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EARTHING (OR GROUNDING)

The process of taking off your shoes and pressing your feet (or hands) to the ground. People report feeling calmer afterwards.

ADULT SWADDLING

Invented by a Japanese midwife and also known as otonamaki, this involves being wrapped in cotton sheets in a foetal position and rocked. Said to improve sleep.

LYING IN A SALT CAVE

Called halotherap­y, this dates back to ancient times. Inhaling the salty air is said to help treat respirator­y conditions, anxiety and depression.

EATING FREEZE-DRIED ORGANS…

… including the liver, kidneys and even testicles of animals has nutritiona­l benefits as organ meat is rich in vitamins.

COW CUDDLING

Human-to-animal contact is said to help reduce feelings of loneliness and promote relaxation, while boosting the bonding hormone oxytocin.

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