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For as long as there has been illness, there have been healers. Many traditional forms of healing have been replaced with modern techniques, but others, like acupuncture and moxibustion, have been used continuously for well over two thousand years. In this episode of Body & Soul, we learn how this ancient technique is still helping mothers and babies today.

Next, senior executive producer and host Gail Harris talks with Ted Kaptchuk, OMD, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Author of The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine, he discusses the history of traditional Chinese medicine, and its strengths.

Finally, Body & Soul gets a rare glimpse of Guatemalan shamans practicing their ancient form of medicine, during the ceremony of healing for the Mayan New Year.

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