• Short Summary

    Chinese medicine has bene in the headlines recently, with scores of Western doctors visiting the Chinese People's Republic and Taiwan to study the remarkable cures claimed for acupuncture.

  • Description

    Chinese medicine has bene in the headlines recently, with scores of Western doctors visiting the Chinese People's Republic and Taiwan to study the remarkable cures claimed for acupuncture. Western drug companies are showing increasing interest in another branch of Chinese traditional medicine - the use of herbal remedies.
    This film shot by VISNEWS Hong Kong cameraman Alex So illustrates how the herbalists practice their craft there, using remedies made from more than 1,000 plants, many originating in China.
    The herbalists treat a wide variety of diseases and injury, and for those who are not ill there are restaurants that serve dishes incorporating herbs which are believed to promote good health.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABAP7AHNURWS6EANQSUZYG99CA
    Media URN:
    VLVABAP7AHNURWS6EANQSUZYG99CA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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