Doctor loses medical license after performing massages on patients’ behinds to cure illnessesBy Mason White 3:52 AM March 14, 2016
|Woman getting a massage (illustration)|
By: Mahesh Sarin
A doctor lost his medical license in three countries after being accused of performing massages on patients’ behinds to cure their illnesses.
The doctor who had clinics in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, performed the controversial treatment over the past 20 years.
In 2003, the health ministry in Sweden, warned him about his massages after telling a woman she will be cured of her pain and back pain by performing a massage on her behind.
The woman described the treatment as an incredibly offensive and invasive.
The Swedish Medical Responsibility Board said that the treatment was questionable for a number of reasons, and is not an effective method of treatment.
The doctor, who was not identified, claimed that he treated more than 1,000 patients by massaging their behinds. Last year, he lost his medical license in Denmark, after piercing the lung of a patient while trying to inject anesthesia.
On Thursday, the health ministry in Sweden revoked his license. In 2006, he lost his medical license in Norway. The doctor described the loss of his license in the three countries as a witch hunt.