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Is it the past or the future? Hard to tell. The Strong Tonic Center for Vitality is a journey to turn-of-the-century quests for healthful prosperity; a tongue-in-cheek look back at the otherwise quite dark world of medicine before rigorous scientific testing. But it also begs the question: how do hope, fear, faith, and superstition persist in the pursuit of vitality today? In a world of institutional distrust, data-driven advertising, and a well worn global pandemic, visitors encounter a future that looks increasingly like the past.

We offer a variety of treatment options for individuals and groups guaranteed to make you more inclusive, self-reliant, expressive, and immediate as hell. Stop by during regularly scheduled clinic hours and find the miracle cure to what ails you. 

Or stroll through the Hall of Specimens, where you can explore vexing medical failures and spectacular triumphs of science 24 hours a day. 

Also open 24 hours a day, you may do your bit for science by volunteering to examine yourself in our state-of-the-art inner operating theatre: the forced meditation pod. The pod has been designed with accessibility in mind for everyone to enjoy.


The Strong Tonic Center for Vitality is a theme camp at Burning Man founded in 2022. Seeking the remedy for your malady? Step right up! Our incontrovertible methods are proven(ish). In 2023, you’ll find us on the playa at Dingbat and 4:45.