Dr. Lakshminaryanan tells the story of being envenomed by a scorpion sting as a child, and the miraculous mantra cure by a village “faith-healer.”  This is a modern-day Gāruḍika cure, and it is interesting to speculate with Dr. Laksminarayan on the possibility of mantra-mediated placebo effects.
Scorpion Sting Podcast
Source: http://snapjudgment.org/scorpion-sting
Thanks to Rebecca Grapevine of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for sharing this with me.