A young obese boy who weighs 23 stone has been set on fire in a bizarre bid to lose weight.
Li Hang, 11, is said to be undergoing the traditional Chinese medicine treatment after his weight ballooned while suffering a rare condition from the age of three.
The treatment includes fire cupping, fire therapy – known as ‘huo liao’ – and acupuncture.
Photographs of the treatment show the youngster screaming in terror as a doctor lights up towels on top of his bare bulging tummy.
It is being carried out on the boy at Changchun Kangda Hospita, Changchun city, in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin.