A woman in the United Kingdom, died after undergoing a treatment during which she was slapped all over the body.
71-year-old Danielle Carr-Gomm was diagnosed with diabetes,
but she was afraid of needles so she decided to seek alternative treatment.
The grandmother tried the controversial “slap treatment” at a health retreat at a hotel in Wiltshire.
Carr-Gomm was found dead by her hotel roommate just hours after taking part in the treatment, which is said to eradicate toxins that cause disease from the body through hard and repeated slaps, fasting and painful stretching.
The death of the woman follows the death of a seven-year-old diabetic boy after he underwent a similar treatment in Sydney, Australia, last year.
A 64-year-old woman and two men, who are 51 and 53 years old, have been arrested on charges of manslaughter following the death of Carr-Gomm.
The woman's son, Matthew, 43, said that his mother became a “victim of false hope.”
“She had a lifelong fear of needles so diabetes was probably the worst illness she could get. That's why she was so interested in trying alternative therapies,” Mathew said.
“I'm sure that if she had not taken this treatment, she would still be alive today,” he added.