Mashtagha is well known to many Azerbaijanis, not only for its famous singer of satirical songs, Aghaselim Childagh, but also for its famed medical treatments named after the singer himself.
Pilgrims visit Mashtagha and the home of Aghaselim Childagh to find relief from disease, fear or frustration. When doctors instruments or medicines no longer work, people look for a cure in the traditional medicine of Mashtagha.
There are separate rooms in the house for both women and men.
In the home of Aghaselim Childagh, a piece of linen fabric is burned and placed on certain body points. According to practitioners of the treatment, there are certain points on the human body where the blood may harden and cease to circulate. When the fabric is placed over these spots, the blood liquifies, and begins to flow more fluidly.
Reportedly, people feel much more energetic after these treatments. Countless people visit the home of Aghaselim Childagh, even at night.
According to Childagh healers, the most important part of the treatment is to believe in its powers. If the place and treatment is believed, then the cure will follow.