TO GO WITH China-medicine-science-bee,FEATURE by Neil CONNOR
In a photo taken on August 2, 2013, a patient receives bee stings administered by a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine at a clinic on the outskirts of Beijing. Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to be given bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, arthritis, and cancer, practitioners say. More than 27,000 people have undergone the painful technique — each session can involve dozens of punctures — at Wang Menglin’s clinic in Beijing, says the bee acupuncturist who makes his living from believers in the concept. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones


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