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