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    World medicine is still moving into the unknown at an ever increasing pace with the help of modern science ...

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    World medicine is still moving into the unknown at an ever increasing pace with the help of modern science ... and in a few places through some ancient methods and rituals.

    The Chinese art of acupuncture is already being practised in many Western hospitals. Some of the results so far have revived an interest in many of the ancient medical practices and medications.

    African has also been famous for its practice of "magic" in medicine. Here, too, there's a swing back to some of the old practices. One of the leaders of the new movement is Doctor Francis Ng'ombo, a Zambian now resident in Nairobi. He first came into the public eye during the All-Africa Trade-??? in 1972. A qualified Doctor of Medicine form the University of Tanarivs in Madagascar, he is no newcomer to the occult world.

    Born in 1941, he is the son of Agada Sanga, a famous woman healer who is still pr???sing the arts in Zambia today. By watching his mother as a child Dr. Ng'cmbe learned the value of traditional African remedies. He has also student fortune-telling under Africa's most famcus twentieth century witch-doctor Mlembula Nkuzi.

    The doctor has now opened a clinic in Nairobi and a steady stream of patients fill his waiting room every day, some after making appaintments form as far away as Lagos, Cairo or Rome. His reputation is due, in some part, to his success at the All-Africa Trede Fair where he put out his sign and treat??? harren woman, wives cursed with drunken husbands, people with love pro??? and skin diseases.

    His ambition now is to found an institute for the Study of Traditional Medicine in Nairobi. Dr. Ng'ombe believes that the healing of the future will use many methods at present frowned upon by "conventional" medicine.

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