MARK DE FRAEYE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK DE FRAEYE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Herbal preparations. Two glass jars containing herbal preparations seen in a Chinese pharmacy. The jars contain traditional Chinese medical ingredients such as herbs, animal extracts, spices, minerals and fragrances. Containers and packages containing other medication can be seen in the background. Herbal medicine uses parts of plants to treat symptoms. Chinese medicine uses herbalism, acupuncture, acupressure and t'ai-chi. These techniques are thought, in Chinese medicine, to restore the balance of universal forces in the body. Photographed in Taiwan.
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