British explorer Piers Gibbon is back in a brand new series to investigate some of the planet's most extreme medical practices.
In the jungles of the South America, shamans turn to the plants and animals of the rain forest for ancient remedies. Piers Gibbon journeys into the heart of the Amazon with two Americans - Judith and Michael - seeking relief from their ailments. Living with the Shipibo tribe, they undergo a battery of healing rituals performed by the resident shamans. Can a shaman suck the pain out of Michaels shoulders using tobacco smoke?
Jenna has suffered from panic attacks and claustrophobia throughout her life, while Dwight has endured chronic back pain, arthritis and sleep apnea. Theyre traveling with Piers Gibbon to Africa to see if ancient medical practices can succeed where Western medicine has failed. First, they meet a renowned traditional healer, who decides that the best way for Jenna to overcome her anxiety is to swallow the still-beating heart of a freshly killed chicken.