Tianjin, China - Peoples Republic of
AN OVERWEIGHT PATIENT RELAXES AS HE RECEIVES ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AT
THE AIMIN ACUPUNCTURE WEIGHT ......
AN OVERWEIGHT PATIENT RELAXES AS HE RECEIVES ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AT THE
AIMIN ACUPUNCTURE WEIGHT LOSS HOSPITAL IN TIANJIN.
An overweight patient relaxes as he receives acupuncture treatment at the
Aimin Acupuncture Weight Loss Hospital in Tianjin, 120 km (75 miles)
southeast of Beijng, August 19, 2003. The hospital in northern China
specialises in weight loss by means of acupuncture, traditional Chinese
medicine, regular exercise and a strictly controlled diet. More than 20
percent of Chinese adults and about 1.7 billion of the planet's six billion
people are overweight, according to the International Obesity Task Force.
The World Health Organisation has declared obesity a global epidemic. Photo
taken August 19. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE REUTERS/Andrew Wong PP03080073