Taboo

Season 2 Episode 3

Creature Cures

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Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 20, 2003 on National Geographic
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Creature Cures
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In a remote mountain village in South Africa, Elliot Ndlovu, a Zulu sangoma (witchdoctor), concocts a remedy from boiled baboon limb to treat a man complaining of leg pains. In the city, a Sotho sangoma, doctor Tsiane, diagnoses a patient by analyzing the bones cast on the ground and the entrails of a chicken that a patient has blown into.

In Cheng Hua, Taiwan, a woman suffering from multiple sclerosis receives bee-sting therapy.

In Pune, India, ayurvedic medicine is applied to a patient suffering from chronic skin conditions by Dr. Sachin Nandedkar. The treatment includes the use of leeches to suck toxins from the blood.

And finally in Wichita, Kansas, a diabetic woman with a gaping wound on her torso has maggots applied to it.moreless
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