This is an exclusive picture published in the latest edition of “Nation Weekender” which has been sold out.
Sondhi Limthongkul, who survived an assassination attempt, is seen here in great pain as Phra Acharn Chainarong Thanapinyokul gave him the traditional massage treatment to rid his body of the clots of blood resulting from the wounds caused by more than 80 bullets fired by a gang of gunmen.
The priest used a piece of palm-sized stone to massage the rear part of Sondhi’s head to get his blood flowing normally again.
And when Phra Acharn Chainarong ran his fingers on Sondhi’s back, the patient gave out a big, painful scream.
“I didn’t put any pressure with my fingers. I only drew the tips of my fingers over the back,” the priest said.