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Title The Witch Doctor Will See You Now: Hong Kong - Snake Blood Remedy - Ep 1 Of 4 / Director: Power, Roger
Published Australia : SBS 2, 2011
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Summary In this new four-part series, British adventurer Piers Gibbon investigates some of the planet's most extreme medical practices. Piers joins those suffering from chronic back pain, migraines, eczema, panic attacks and claustrophobia to see if enduring remedies from traditional healers can alleviate what ails them.When Western medicine doesn't work, Piers sees the extraordinary lengths people will go to in the name of relief and healing. He travels to ancient cultures to see if traditional practices such as swallowing the still-beating heart of a freshly killed chicken or slurping broth from a boiled termite nest can succeed where prescription drugs, surgery and therapy have failed.Author and explorer Piers Gibbon travels to Hong Kong to try to uncover the science and secrets behind traditional Chinese medicine, one of the world's most ancient forms of healthcare. He's joined by two volunteer patients; transplant survivor Jake Ray, and biker Rapture Barba. Their goal is to find a cure to their medical ailments, a cure that thus far Western medicine has been unable to provide.Follow the conversation on Twitter #SBS2
Event Broadcast 2013-05-21 at 21:40:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Acupuncture -- Practice.
Alternative medicine specialists.
Backache -- Alternative treatment.
Medicine, Chinese -- Philosophy.
China -- Hong Kong.
Form Streaming video
Author Power, Roger, director
Gibbon, Piers, host