• Short Summary

    IN THIS AGE OF SPECIALISTS THERE EXISTS IN THE MODERN WORLD OF MEDICINE ONE FIELD THAT IS PRACTICALLY UNKNOWN TO THE WESTERN MAN.

  • Description

    1.
    GV STREET SCENE
    0.03

    2.
    CU DOCTOR
    0.04

    3.
    CU INSTRUMENTS ON TABLE
    0.12

    4.
    CU DOCTOR INSERTS NEEDLE IN MAN'S ARM REPEATEDLY
    0.36

    5.
    CU DOCTOR
    0.40

    6.
    CU DOCTOR PUSHING NEEDLE INTO ARM
    0.48

    7.
    SV PATIENT RAISES ARM
    0.51

    8.
    LV DOCTOR WITH FEMALE PATIENT WRITE PRESCRIPTION SV AND CU DITTO
    0.59

    9.
    LV HERB MEDICINE PHARMACY
    1.05

    10.
    CU JARS OF HERB MEDICINE (2 SHOTS)
    1.10

    11.
    CU PHARMACIST EMPTIES SCALE OF HERBS PAN TO CU HERBS
    1.21

    12.
    SV MEN MIXING HERBS
    1.24

    13.
    CU PRESCRIPTION
    1.26

    14.
    SV MEN WRAPPING HERBS IN PAPER
    1.29

    15.
    CU SHOWCASE WITH OTHER HERBS
    1.32



    Initials GS/O/JH/SS GS/O/JH/SS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THIS AGE OF SPECIALISTS THERE EXISTS IN THE MODERN WORLD OF MEDICINE ONE FIELD THAT IS PRACTICALLY UNKNOWN TO THE WESTERN MAN. THIS FIELD DEALS WITH HERB THERAPY AND A PROCEDURE KNOWN AS ACUPUNCTURE AND IS CALLED COLLECTIVELY "CHINESE MEDICINE."
    BOTH PRACTICES HAVE BEEN IN USE IN THE ORIENT FOR ALMOST 5000 YEARS. IN MODERN TIMES, IN TAIWAN FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE 600 PRACTITIONERS OF ACUPUNCTURE. THEIR PATIENTS ARE MANY AND THEY TREAT THEN BY PIERCING THE SKIN WITH FINE GOLD, SILVER AND STAINLESS STEEL NEEDLES.

    ACUPUNCTURISTS MAINTAIN THAT MANY ILLNESSES RESULT FROM AN IMBALANCE BETWEEN VITAL ORGANS AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. THE OFFICIAL COMMENTARY WITH THIS FILM FROM THE CHINESE INFORMATION SERVICE SAYS THE PRACTIONERS INSERT NEEDLES FROM HALF-AN-INCH TO FOUR INCHES DEEP AT SEVERAL OF 365 POINTS ON THE HUMAN BODY, EACH POINT LEADING TO AN INTERNAL ORGAN. THE NEEDLES ARE SAID TO STIMULATE THE NERVES, WHICH REACT IN TURN UPON THE ORGANS.

    THERE ARE 2000 LICENSED HERS DOCTORS IN TAIWAN AND 7000 DISPENSARIES. A WELL-STOCKED SHOP IN THE CITY OF TAIPEI KEEPS HONEYCOMB, COMPHOR, GINSENG, EPHEDRA, CINNAMON BARK AND THE SOFT CORE OF DEER ANTLERS AND TIGER BONES. HERB BREWS ARE SAID TO BE PUNGENT SMELLING AND BITTER TASTING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALRTNDH8LO6G5X9IYW1312W3F
    Media URN:
    VLVAALRTNDH8LO6G5X9IYW1312W3F
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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