Julianne Hough left her fans stunned as she underwent a bizarre energy treatment in Switzerland on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Hough, who was in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, demonstrated the unorthodox treatment that looks similar to an "exorcism".
A video of the dancer and actress receiving the treatment, known as Network Spinal Analysis, was shared on Instagram by blogger Jackie Schimmel, WENN.com reported.
In the clip, Julianne lay on a massage table as Dr. John Amaral demonstrated the therapy, waving his arms over her body and touching her lightly on the neck and buttocks.
"There's always a huge dissipation of energy and a feeling of relief release," Dr. Amaral explained.
As he touched her, Julianne began uncontrollably screaming, as her body contorted dramatically and her legs flexed.
Dr. Amaral explained what was happening:
"When energy was stored and bound up in the muscles, it gets to dissipate, and if we're really free to express and allow energy that's been bound in our bodies to move through - this woman is like, an incredible dancer, actress, just, human being, and she has practiced just allowing things to move through."
The former Dancing With the Stars judge was later seen thrusting her hips and raising her arms energetically in the air as she demonstrated how to "throw negative energy away”.
But not everyone was convinced of the benefits of the energy dispersal therapy, which some called "quackery."
Among those to voice their concern after watching the clip was comedienne Heather McMahan, who commented: "Upon viewing this video for the 45 time it is in fact a demon coming out of her butthole."
But Julianne's brother Derek Hough was quick to defend his sibling, writing: "This stuff looks whacky and crazy but diving into it with the understanding of pure energy is a pretty wild experience. Maybe ahead of its time but worth an open mind."