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GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1T66W
May 25, 2018
Plants used in traditional medicines are seen on sale at a market in Durban, South Africa, May 25, 2018....
Durban, South Africa
Plants used in traditional medicines are seen on sale at a market in Durban
Plants used in traditional medicines are seen on sale at a market in Durban, South Africa, May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1SN6O
May 22, 2018
Traditional medicines cook at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Traditional medicines cook at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi
Traditional medicines cook at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham
GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1SN51
May 22, 2018
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham
GLOBAL-PHARMA/
RTS1SN4Z
May 22, 2018
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi
Boxes containing traditional medicines are seen at Khuong Vien traditional medical shop in Hanoi, Vietnam May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kham
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYKH
September 23, 2015
An employee works at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's...
Shanghai, China
An employee works at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai
An employee works at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYKC
September 23, 2015
Traditional Chinese medicine is seen in a shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped...
Shanghai, China
Traditional Chinese medicine is seen in a shop in Shanghai
Traditional Chinese medicine is seen in a shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYK8
September 23, 2015
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's...
Shanghai, China
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song
CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS
RTX1RYJV
September 23, 2015
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's...
Shanghai, China
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai
Employees work at a traditional Chinese medicine shop in Shanghai, China, September 16, 2015. China's much-hyped market for vitamins and supplements is facing a steep challenge from traditional remedies from ginseng to deer antler, even as the sector's rise fuels billion-dollar deals and share price surges. The vitamins market is set to expand five percent a year to $20 billion in 2019, half its pace of growth since 2009. It's being outstripped by a traditional medicine business that could be worth $40 billion by then - and is growing twice as fast. Picture taken September 16, 2015. To match CHINA-HEALTHCARE/VITAMINS REUTERS/Aly Song TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EGYPT-HEALTH/WIDERIMAGE
RTX1PUSN
August 27, 2015
Patients drink herbal tea inside a tent used as a sauna as they relax after their sand bath in Siwa,...
Siwa, Egypt
Wider Image: The Hot Sand Baths of Siwa
Patients drink herbal tea inside a tent used as a sauna as they relax after their sand bath in Siwa, Egypt, August 17, 2015. In the searing heat of summer in western Egypt, at the hottest time of the day, sufferers of rheumatism, joint pain, infertility or impotence lie buried neck-deep in the sand of Siwa near Dakrour Mountain. Locals say taking a sand bath is a natural therapy with powers to cure many medical conditions. Patients relax in the shade before treatment, which includes massages by the feet of health workers after they submerge their patients up to their neck in the desert. Patients drink mint tea in tents following the treatment. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih PICTURE 17 OF 24 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "THE HOT SAND BATHS OF SIWA". SEARCH "ASMAA SIWA" FOR ALL IMAGES
USA-SCIENCE/
RTR47VY9
September 27, 2014
An attendee receives light therapy on his knee and eyes during the opening day of the second annual Bulletproof...
Pasadena, UNITED STATES
An attendee receives light therapy during the second annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference in Pasadena...
An attendee receives light therapy on his knee and eyes during the opening day of the second annual Bulletproof Biohacking Conference at the Pasadena Convention Center in California September 26, 2014. The conference features groundbreaking work in the optimization of human, mental and physical performance. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
USA-MILITARY/
RTR3ZWEK
July 24, 2014
Naval Commander Fu Bengsheng from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) demonstrates massage therapy...
Honolulu, UNITED STATES
Naval Commander Fu from China's PLA demonstrates massage therapy on a PLA sailor as U.S. Navy sailors...
Naval Commander Fu Bengsheng from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) demonstrates massage therapy on a PLA sailor as U.S. Navy sailors Lt. Donald Skelton (back L), HM1 Luis Garcia (back C) and Lt. Joseph Shannon (back R) observe while aboard the PLA ship Peace Ark during the multi-national military exercise RIMPAC in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23, 2014. RIMPAC is the world's largest biennial naval exercise between the U.S. and Pacific Rim nations, with 22 countries participating, including China which is joining for the first time. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH MILITARY POLITICS)
CHINA/
RTXZLIH
May 14, 2013
An employee prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicine at a store in Beijing, May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jason...
Beijing, China
An employee prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicine at a store in Beijing
An employee prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicine at a store in Beijing, May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
SUDAN/
RTR3EP4H
March 07, 2013
A monkey is seen near patients awaiting treatment with Howaa Teya (not seen), a spiritual and traditional...
OMDURMAN, Sudan
A monkey is seen near patients awaiting treatment with Howaa Teya, a spiritual and traditional healer...
A monkey is seen near patients awaiting treatment with Howaa Teya (not seen), a spiritual and traditional healer from the Nuba tribes in South Kordofan, at her house in Omdurman March 7, 2013. Teya uses herbal ingredients as well as alternative ingredients such as dried animal bones as part of her treatment. She charges about 50 Sudanese pounds ($8) for each patient. International Women's Day falls on March 8. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: HEALTH ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
QUAKE-CHINA/
RTR37PSY
September 09, 2012
An ethnic Miao woman waits for customers as she sells traditional Chinese medicine on a street in Yiliang...
Yiliang, China
An ethnic Miao woman waits for customers as she sells traditional Chinese medicine on a street in Yiliang...
An ethnic Miao woman waits for customers as she sells traditional Chinese medicine on a street in Yiliang county, Yunnan province September 9, 2012. Rescuers in southwestern China tried on Saturday to reach remote communities rocked by earthquakes that killed at least 80 people and damaged thousands of buildings, more than 800 people were injured, state media reported. Shallow 5.6 magnitude quakes struck an impoverished, mountainous part of the country with poor infrastructure and communications on Friday and the death toll could rise as news trickles in from cut-off areas, the Xinhua news agency said. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT HEALTH)
CHINA/
RTR35158
July 18, 2012
A patient (3rd L) receives traditional acupuncture treatment with mashed garlic, herbs and ignited dry...
Hefei, China
A patient receives traditional acupuncture treatment with mashed garlic, herbs and ignited dry moxa leaves...
A patient (3rd L) receives traditional acupuncture treatment with mashed garlic, herbs and ignited dry moxa leaves placed on the back to treat rheumatism as another patient (R) receives cupping treatment at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/
RTR34UQF
July 12, 2012
Kim Yeon-koung of South Korea's women's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with...
JINCHEON, South Korea
South Korea's national volleyball player Kim undergoes an acupuncture session in Jincheon
Kim Yeon-koung of South Korea's women's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with Park Ji-hun (R), oriental doctor in charge of the team, at a gym in Jincheon, 150 km (93 miles) south of Seoul July 5, 2012. South Korean athletes looking to stay in peak shape for the London Olympics are turning to oriental rather than western medicine to see off aches and sprains that could derail their medal chances. While some athletes remain wary of remedies that are not certified due to doping concerns, for the vast majority regular treatment has boosted fitness and the ability to overcome injury quickly. Picture taken July 5, 2012. To match story OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/ REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: HEALTH SPORT OLYMPICS VOLLEYBALL)
OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/
RTR34UQD
July 12, 2012
A player from South Korea's men's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with oriental...
JINCHEON, South Korea
South Korea's men's national volleyball player undergoes an acupuncture session with oriental doctor...
A player from South Korea's men's national volleyball team undergoes an acupuncture session with oriental doctor Ha Sang-Chul (R), 51, at a gym in Jincheon, 150 km (93 miles) south of Seoul, May 25, 2012. South Korean athletes looking to stay in peak shape for the London Olympics are turning to oriental rather than western medicine to see off aches and sprains that could derail their medal chances. While some athletes remain wary of remedies that are not certified due to doping concerns, for the vast majority regular treatment has boosted fitness and the ability to overcome injury quickly. Picture taken May 25, 2012. To match story OLY-KOREA-MEDICINE-ADV15/ REUTERS/Woohae Cho (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: HEALTH SPORT OLYMPICS VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34JDT
July 03, 2012
Newly prepared cigarettes filled with marijuana are seen at a plantation near the northern Israeli city...
Safed, Israel
Newly prepared cigarettes filled with marijuana are seen at a plantation near the northern Israeli city...
Newly prepared cigarettes filled with marijuana are seen at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. To match story ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY)
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34JDQ
July 03, 2012
A worker prepares cigarettes filled with marijuana at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of...
Safed, Israel
A worker prepares cigarettes filled with marijuana at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of...
A worker prepares cigarettes filled with marijuana at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. To match story ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY)
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34JD5
July 03, 2012
Marijuana buds are seen before being rolled into cigarettes at a plantation near the northern Israeli...
Safed, Israel
Marijuana buds are seen before being rolled into cigarettes at a plantation near the northern Israeli...
Marijuana buds are seen before being rolled into cigarettes at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. To match story ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY)
ISRAEL-MARIJUANA/
RTR34J7Q
July 02, 2012
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012....
Safed, Israel
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed
A worker tends to cannabis plants at a plantation near the northern Israeli city of Safed June 11, 2012. It is here, at a medical marijuana plantation atop the hills of the Galilee, where researchers say they have developed marijuana that can be used to ease the symptoms of some ailments without getting patients high. Picture taken June 11, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: HEALTH DRUGS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR33A1Q
June 07, 2012
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the...
Hyderabad, India
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in Hyderabad...
A woman prepares to swallow a live fish that has been dipped in homemade medicine during a camp in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 8, 2012. Every year in June, the Bathini Goud brothers from Hyderabad draw thousands to their camp to take part in the administering of the fish medicine, which they believe cures them of asthma and respiratory problems. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA
RTR30HXM
April 08, 2012
A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering...
Kaudihar, India
A woman pumps mustard oil in the ear of a girl who suffers from PEM in Kaudihar
A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering from Mithua or Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM), along a roadside in Kaudihar town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 8, 2012. The woman claims she possesses divine powers, tries to cure PEM by pouring mustard oil in ears and pumps them with an aluminuim rod using her mouth. PEM is due to a deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the diet. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH)
IRAQ/
RTR2XTRU
February 14, 2012
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad, February 14, 2012. Iraqis have increased...
Baghdad, Iraq
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad
A man sells traditional herbal medicines at a shop in Baghdad, February 14, 2012. Iraqis have increased the use of herbs as alternative medicine to cure several common illnesses because of its affordability. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
CALIFORNIA-MARIJUANA/
RTR2SD9Z
October 07, 2011
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse...
Sacramento, UNITED STATES
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse...
Kevai Floyd protests law enforcement actions against medical marijuana outside the federal courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. October 7, 2011. The US Attorneys in California are targeting commercial marijuana operations through civil forfeiture lawsuits against property owners and criminal arrests of commercial marijuana activities. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST HEALTH)
MYANMAR
RTR2S9GW
October 05, 2011
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha, a local paint made from tree bark and root, on his face as a sunscreen...
INLE, Myanmar
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha on his face as a sunscreen while visiting the Shwe Indein Ancient...
An ethnic Pa-Oboy boy sports thanakha, a local paint made from tree bark and root, on his face as a sunscreen while visiting the Shwe Indein Ancient Pagodas, near the Inle Lake October 5, 2011. Inle Lake, Myanmar's second largest lake, is located 2,980 feet (908 metres) above sea level at Shan Hills and is one of the country's most popular tourist sites. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2QQN4
September 03, 2011
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges...
Kolkata, India
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges...
A man lies on a mat as a traditional masseuse massages him under a bridge on the banks of the Ganges river in Kolkata September 3, 2011. People from all walks of life can enjoy a traditional open-air oil massage for just a few hundred rupees. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFRICA-DROUGHT/
RTR2OVJ2
July 14, 2011
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished...
Mogadishu, Somalia
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished...
Internally displaced Somalis drip blood from a chicken, a traditional treatment, onto the body of a malnourished boy inside their makeshift shelter in southern Mogadishu, July 14, 2011. The Horn of Africa is in the grip of a major food crisis, with millions of people severely affected in drought-stricken areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda, according to the United Nations. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta (SOMALIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT HEALTH SOCIETY ODDLY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTR2N4C4
May 31, 2011
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang...
MIN, China
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang...
A farmer walks past a terrace of codonopsis pilosula, a traditional Chinese medicine also known as dang shen, in Min county, Gansu province May 31, 2011. Rows of white plastic shields have been installed to protect the roots of the dang shen to keep it warm and moist. Commonly used as a cheaper substitute for ginseng, the herb is believed to lower blood pressure, boost one's immune system and improve appetite. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E94R0O7V01
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CHINA/
RTR2MUW9
May 25, 2011
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical...
Beijing, China
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical...
Workers weigh ingredients as they prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
CHINA/
RTR2MUW5
May 25, 2011
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional...
Beijing, China
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional...
A worker prepares traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS)
CHINA/
RTR2MUW4
May 25, 2011
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional...
Beijing, China
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional...
Workers prepare traditional Chinese herbal medicines at Beijing's Capital Medical University Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital May 25, 2011. The hospital distributes around 20,000 prescription doses daily, more than five tonnes of ingredients, from their stock of 600 different types of plants, herbs, and animal organs. Almost all traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been banned from sale in European Union (EU) countries since May 1, following the implementation of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive that was originally passed in 2004. Under the guidelines, all herbal medicinal products are required to obtain a certificate before entering the EU market, and have a history of at least 30 years, including 15 years in EU regions. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJJ
February 16, 2011
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese...
London, United Kingdom
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients...
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJE
February 16, 2011
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese...
London, United Kingdom
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients...
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
BRITAIN/
RTR2IOJD
February 16, 2011
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese...
London, United Kingdom
A member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients...
Yuan Shui, a member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) prepares a prescription with Chinese herbal ingredients at the Yuan Clinic in London February 16, 2011. An EU directive passed in 2004 comes into effect from May 1, 2011 which requires that traditional herbal medicinal products must be licensed or prescribed by a registered herbal practitioner. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)
CHINA-BEARS/IPO
RTR2INVN
February 16, 2011
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing February 16,...
Beijing, China
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing
A container of bear-bile powder for sale is pictured in a new Guizhentang shop in Beijing February 16, 2011. The Chinese company that extracts bile from captive bears for traditional medicines has sparked fury on the Internet from bloggers accusing it of animal cruelty after news emerged that it hopes to list on the stock market. Guizhentang Pharmaceuticals Company, which makes bile extract using captive Asiatic black bears, has approached authorities in its home Fujian province to apply to make an initial public offering, an official told Reuters on Wednesday. The Chinese characters read, "The Powder of Bear Bile ". REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS ANIMALS)
CHINA/
RTXUNFO
November 15, 2010
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital...
Hefei, China
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital...
A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment to cure cervical spondylosis at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province November 15, 2010. Cervical spondylosis is a condition where the cervical spine made of vertebraes and discs degenerate. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXT9TU
October 10, 2010
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine, in line...
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine in Jalalabad...
An Afghan man with mental health problems is chained in a mud room at the Mia Ali Baba shrine, in line with a traditional belief that spending 40 days chained in isolation at the shrine can cure the illness, in Jalalabad October 8, 2010. Afghanistan is struggling to fight the mental health problems that afflict an estimated two thirds of its population after decades of violence, the country's health ministry said on Sunday, World Mental Health Day. Picture taken October 8, 2010.REUTERS/ Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2H3AV
August 06, 2010
A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in...
Mohali, India
A man performs Jal Neti during a yoga session at Mohali
A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab August 6, 2010. Many Indians believe that Jal Neti cures diseases related to the eyes, nose, throat and brain. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTR2FH53
June 21, 2010
A patient receives a massage at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China...
Changchun, China
A patient receives a massage at a weight loss centre in Changchun
A patient receives a massage at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 21, 2010. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
CHINA/
RTR2FH4I
June 21, 2010
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province June 21, 2010....
Changchun, China
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun
A patient undergoes cupping treatment at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province June 21, 2010. Cupping treatment involves creating negative pressures within glass containers, which are then inverted and placed onto the back of a patient. Doctors at the clinic believe the technique is able to cleanse the body of impurities and improve blood circulation as well as the flow of "qi", known as the body's "vital energy" in Mandarin. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTR2FH4H
June 21, 2010
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun,...
Changchun, China
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun...
A patient undergoes cupping treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 21, 2010. Cupping treatment involves creating negative pressures within glass containers, which are then inverted and placed onto the back of a patient. Doctors at the clinic believe the technique is able to cleanse the body of impurities and improve blood circulation as well as the flow of "qi", known as the body's "vital energy" in Mandarin. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
CHINA/
RTR2FH4G
June 21, 2010
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun,...
Changchun, China
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese remedy for obesity, at a weight loss centre in...
Patients undergo fire treatment, a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, at a weight loss centre in Changchun, Jilin province in northeastern China June 20, 2010. The treatment process includes massaging parts of the patient, wrapping the areas with towels, adding Chinese medicated liquor onto the towels and igniting them. Doctors at the clinic believe besides reducing excess body fat, this technique is able to improve blood circulation and prevent common colds. The centre, established in 2004, is currently treating more than 100 obese patients from all over China. Each course of treatment, lasting about a month, costs about 4,000 yuan ($587). Picture taken June 20, 2010. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
INDONESIA
RTXRZ2U
December 18, 2009
Geckos are dried at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17,...
Probolinggo, Indonesia
Geckos are dried at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province
Geckos are dried at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17, 2009. In several Asian countries, the demand for dried geckos as a medicine is recently high as it is believed to have cured some diseases. A dried gecko can fetch 2000 rupiah ($0.20) and a home can produce 1600 dried geckos a day. Picture taken on December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDONESIA
RTXRZ2S
December 18, 2009
Dead geckos are prepared for a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East...
Probolinggo, Indonesia
Dead geckos are prepared for a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo
Dead geckos are prepared for a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17, 2009. In several Asian countries, the demand for dried geckos as a medicine is recently high as it is believed to have cured some diseases. A dried gecko can fetch 2000 rupiah ($0.20) and a home can produce 1600 dried geckos a day. Pictures taken on December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDONESIA
RTXRZ2R
December 18, 2009
Dead geckos as seen before a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East...
Probolinggo, Indonesia
Dead geckos as seen before a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo
Dead geckos as seen before a drying process at Siwalan Tegal village in Probolinggo, Indonesia's East Java province December 17, 2009. In several Asian countries, the demand for dried geckos as a medicine is recently high as it is believed to have cured some diseases. A dried gecko can fetch 2000 rupiah ($0.20) and a home can produce 1600 dried geckos a day. Picture taken on December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas (INDONESIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
CHINA
RTXRXLV
December 17, 2009
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs...
Beijing, China
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs...
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs and then mixes herbs for packaging December 17, 2009. Traditional Chinese medicines are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat H1N1, with Chinese officials announcing last week that the vaccination campaign against H1N1 is not proceeding as fast as it should be because people are needlessly worried about the safety of the vaccine. As a result, the campaign seems to be floundering as the country heads into winter ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February, when millions of people travel back to their home towns -- potentially taking flu with them. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
CHINA
RTXRXLP
December 17, 2009
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs...
Beijing, China
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs...
A worker in the herbal medicine department of the Beijing University Hospital of Chinese Medicine, weighs and then mixes herbs for packaging December 17, 2009. Traditional Chinese medicines are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat H1N1, with Chinese officials announcing last week that the vaccination campaign against H1N1 is not proceeding as fast as it should be because people are needlessly worried about the safety of the vaccine. As a result, the campaign seems to be floundering as the country heads into winter ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February, when millions of people travel back to their home towns -- potentially taking flu with them. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
CHINA
RTXRXLF
December 17, 2009
Packets and vials of a Chinese herbal medicine claiming to alleviate the symptoms of H1N1 influenza,...
Beijing, China
Packets and vials of a Chinese herbal medicine claiming to alleviate the symptoms of H1N1 influenza,...
Packets and vials of a Chinese herbal medicine claiming to alleviate the symptoms of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, can be seen on display at the official launch in Beijing December 17, 2009. Traditional Chinese medicines are offering their treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat H1N1, with Chinese officials announcing last week that the vaccination campaign against H1N1 is not proceeding as fast as it should be because people are needlessly worried about the safety of the vaccine. As a result, the campaign seems to be floundering as the country heads into winter ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February, when millions of people travel back to their home towns -- potentially taking flu with them. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
RUSSIA/
RTXRGBX
December 04, 2009
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village...
UDELNAYA, Russia
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village...
An employee of the International Medical Leech Centre demonstrates with a leech on her face in the village of Udelnaya, some 30 km (18.6 miles) from Moscow, December 4, 2009. The leech farm makes a tidy profit shipping them to doctors worldwide. Like many discarded elements of traditional medicine, they have made a come-back as doctors have re-discovered their pain-killing properties, which come from the chemicals they inject into the skin when they bite it. Several medical trials have proven leeches help relieve the symptoms of arthritis and other conditions. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA HEALTH SOCIETY)
CHINA
RTXR2IJ
November 24, 2009
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia Yucheng attaches glass cups to patient's legs at a clinic...
Beijing, China
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia attaches glass cups to patient's legs at a clinic in central...
Traditional Chinese medicine Professor Jia Yucheng attaches glass cups to patient's legs at a clinic in central Beijing November 24, 2009. Jia uses the technique called "wet-cupping" to draw "bad" blood from behind a patinet's knees as a remedy for colds and flu. The clinic is offering their traditional treatments as an alternative to vaccinations and facial masks in an effort to combat the HINI virus, popularly known as swine flu. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA SOCIETY EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS HEALTH)
KOREA/
RTR27FGP
September 04, 2009
Ginsengs steamed red are being dried at a drying room at Daedong Korea Ginseng company in Geumsan, about...
GEUMSAN, South Korea
Ginsengs steamed red are being dried at a drying room in Geumsan
Ginsengs steamed red are being dried at a drying room at Daedong Korea Ginseng company in Geumsan, about 200 km (124 miles) south of Seoul, September 2, 2009. Ginseng or Insam in Korean, is known for relieving fatigue, boosting immunity and fighting cancer with a high content of saponine. One of traditional Insam markets is in Geumsan where an Insam festival will be held in September. Picture taken September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA HEALTH SOCIETY FOOD)
KOREA/
RTR27FG5
September 04, 2009
A farmer shows ginseng roots at a farm in Geumsan, about 200 km (124 miles) south of Seoul, September...
GEUMSAN, South Korea
farmer shows ginseng roots at a farm in Geumsan
A farmer shows ginseng roots at a farm in Geumsan, about 200 km (124 miles) south of Seoul, September 2, 2009. Ginseng or Insam in Korean, is known for relieving fatigue, boosting immunity and fighting cancer with a high content of saponin. One of traditional Insam markets is in Geumsan where an Insam festival will be held in September. Picture taken September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA HEALTH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY FOOD)
KOREA/
RTR27FFZ
September 04, 2009
A sweet drink made from fermented ginseng and rice is pictured in Geumsan, about 200 km (124 miles) south...
GEUMSAN, South Korea
A sweet drink made from fermented ginseng and rice is pictured in Geumsan
A sweet drink made from fermented ginseng and rice is pictured in Geumsan, about 200 km (124 miles) south of Seoul, September 2, 2009. Ginseng or Insam in Korean, is known for relieving fatigue, boosting immunity and fighting cancer with a high content of saponin. One of traditional Insam markets is in Geumsan where an Insam festival will be held in September. Picture taken September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won (SOUTH KOREA HEALTH SOCIETY FOOD IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS/
RTR26IKK
August 08, 2009
A patient is treated by Assem al-Tamimi, a Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, at his clinic in...
Hebron, Palestinian Territories
Patient is treated by Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist in Hebron
A patient is treated by Assem al-Tamimi, a Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, at his clinic in the West Bank city of Hebron August 8, 2009. Hijama is a traditional Islamic treatment method that involves creating a vacuum on the skin by placing inverted cups on parts of the body and drawing blood from an incision on the skin. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK HEALTH)
PALESTINIANS/
RTR26IKJ
August 08, 2009
Assem al-Tamimi, a Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, treats a patient at his clinic in the West...
Hebron, Palestinian Territories
Al-Tamimi, Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, treats patient in Hebron
Assem al-Tamimi, a Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, treats a patient at his clinic in the West Bank city of Hebron August 8, 2009. Hijama is a traditional Islamic treatment method that involves creating a vacuum on the skin by placing inverted cups on parts of the body and drawing blood from an incision on the skin. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK HEALTH)
PALESTINIANS/
RTR26IK5
August 08, 2009
Assem al-Tamimi, a Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, treats a patient at his clinic in the West...
Hebron, Palestinian Territories
Al-Tamimi, Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, treats patient at his clinic in Hebron
Assem al-Tamimi, a Palestinian doctor and Hijama specialist, treats a patient at his clinic in the West Bank city of Hebron August 8, 2009. Hijama is a traditional Islamic treatment method that involves creating a vacuum on the skin by placing inverted cups on parts of the body and drawing blood from an incision on the skin. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun (WEST BANK HEALTH)
PALESTINIANS/
RTR263X0
July 27, 2009
Palestinians are covered with sand on the beach in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2009,...
Khan Younis, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians are covered with sand on the beach in Khan Younis
Palestinians are covered with sand on the beach in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2009, as a form of traditional treatment for the skin and muscles. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MYANMAR/
RTR25WWU
July 22, 2009
A man displays snakes while selling snake oil street-side in Yangon July 22, 2009. The oil is used as...
Yangon, Myanmar
A man displays snakes while selling snake oil street-side in Yangon
A man displays snakes while selling snake oil street-side in Yangon July 22, 2009. The oil is used as traditional medicine to treat pain. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR ANIMALS SOCIETY HEALTH)
PALESTINIANS/
RTR25GNX
July 08, 2009
A hearing impaired Palestinian boy receives treatment with bee venom at a clinic in Gaza City July 8,...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
A hearing impaired Palestinian boy receives treatment with bee venom in Gaza City
A hearing impaired Palestinian boy receives treatment with bee venom at a clinic in Gaza City July 8, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA HEALTH)
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