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A Day with Wally Sampson
A retired doctor shows Alan what herb shops are really selling.


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Herbal Hope
Was PC-SPES an herbal cancer cure, or a prescription drug in sheep's clothing?


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Adjusting the Joints
A one-time chiropractor challenges the claims of his former colleagues.


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Needles and Nerves
Studies find acupuncture can reduce blood pressure, but how?


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Healing Touch
Therapeutic Touch is the subject of serious medical studies, but its practitioners proved unable to detect the 'energy field' that it depends on.


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Cold Comfort
Some cold remedies may be all in your head.


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Mr. Cele's Garden
Africa’s traditional healers depend on supplies gathered in rapidly-disappearing wild areas. One healer is starting to cultivate his remedies.


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Wisdom of Li Shizhen
China’s ancient systems of medical diagnosis and treatment are still widespread. Drug companies are now analyzing traditional herbal remedies.


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Water, Water Everywhere
Frontiers challenges one dowser to a scientifically controlled trial, while two others direct a search for water -- but all three come up empty-handed.


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Aliens Have Landed
Some believe a spaceship landed in Roswell, New Mexico, but Frontiers finds a much simpler explanation -- balloons used to spy on the Russian atomic tests.


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New Energy Age
Zero Point Energy could supply the globe’s energy needs forever, if it exists. Groups of enthusiasts are searching for it very carefully.


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Paper Personality
Graphologists say your handwriting reveals who you are, but scientific studies have never been able to back up the claim.


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