Cancer Patient Roasts Himself Over Hot Coals To Cure Leukemia
A desperate leukaemia patient has resorted to roasting himself over hot coals every day in the hope it will kill off cancer cells.
Jia Binhui, 25, cannot afford hospital treatment and hopes his alternative treatment will fight the deadly disease.
He claims experts advised him that temperatures higher than 42 degrees Celsius can kill the cancerous cells in his body.
He built a human barbecue in his garden in Yunlong County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, which he lies on above a fire below, like a spit roast.
Jia, who was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2013, has had a bone marrow transplant, costing £55,000, which was funded by well-wishers.
Coming from a family of poor farm workers, further hospital treatments have used up his remaining funds.
Jia wrote on his Weibo account: 'They say experts believe a temperature higher than 42 degrees Celsius can kill cancer cells, so I set up a contraption in my backyard to try.
'Let's see if it works.'
Last month, Jia married his long-term girlfriend Liu Yuan and said he refuses to be defeated by the disease.
The fire is made using sawdust, twigs and branches which he then lights and leaves to burn for several minutes for it to get hot enough.
He then lies on top of the wooden poles for as long as he can physically take the roasting temperature.
'I've been told that it also works in water. But it's nearly impossible to keep water constantly at 42 degrees Celsius, so I'm using this method instead' he said.
Jai added that he will continue using this unorthodox treatment before returning to the hospital to see if his condition has improved.
By Kate Pickles, Mail Online