Science meets folk wisdom as western researchers recognise the importance of indigenous knowledge in modern research. Sue Armstrong travels to INDIA to visit a state-of-the-art hospital where Ayurvedic doctors, skilled in one of the world's most ancient systems of traditional healing, work with modern medical specialists. The emphasis is on a holistic approach to health-care with the focus on body, soul, mind and breath.
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Sue Armstrong explores the importance of indigenous knowledge. White coated laboratory staff meet desert-dwelling Bushmen in a path finding liaison. A succulent plant that has been used by the Kalahari San to suppress their appetite on hunting trips may now hold the key to curing obesity. Sue Armstrong meets the scientists, the Bushmen and the lawyer who struck the deal between the two in a story set to make medical history.