Discovery Channel-Alternatives Uncovered: Part 2 (1999)

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This revealing series focuses on contemporary trends, research, and issues in alternative medicine. Each one hour episode explores the latest information on herbal supplements, alternative therapies and healing, and their use in the treatment of medical issues ranging from staying well to treating the common cold and even cancer.

Episode 1

In this episode we see how herbal remedies can assist in becoming pregnant, maintaining a healthy pregnancy and help with breast feeding. These herbs can even work for mothers who adopt children. We also explore an ancient Chinese remedy that may hold the key to significantly reducing cholesterol levels.

Episode 2

We explore how the Moringa plant, which grows wild in Senegal, is saving babies’ lives. Scientists at Columbia University are studying alternative treatments for pancreatic cancer that may hold the key to saving lives. We see a colourful view of the rituals and techniques of Native American healers who treat their patients with herbs and special rituals.

Episode 3

We see how a woman’s struggle with Multiple Sclerosis led her to become a crusader to help others – with bee venom! Research shows that meditation by African-Americans with hypertension can reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. The waving of a few fingers can help relieve people suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Episode 4

In this segment of More Alternatives Uncovered, we hear some dramatic stories about how some people use hypnosis to control pain. We get a rare glimpse into a West African healers’ ceremony that dates back to the eleventh century. Magnets are bringing relief to two patients suffering diabetes and depression. We see how glucosamine and chondroitin are giving arthritis suffers a natural option for relief.
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