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?
Traditional Chinese medicine is explored when British explorer Piers Gibbon accompanies a group of volunteer patients on a trip to Hong Kong in the series premiere. They seek treatment for ailments ranging from chronic back pain to lost sense of smell. Recommended remedies include shots of snake blood and tongue acupuncture.