MARK DE FRAEYE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK DE FRAEYE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Japanese pharmacy. A woman selling herbal drinks and remedies at a traditional Chinese pharmacy in Japan. On the counter (at left) are cans of a snake-turtle drink and packets containing dried snakes and dried turtles. The glass counter (at right) contains other herbal remedies. Chinese herbal medications contain plant and animal extracts. Chinese herbalism is one of the pillars of traditional Chinese medicine which also include acupuncture, acupressure and T'ai chi. These techniques are used by Chinese pharmacists and physicians in order to cure ailments and promote good health. Photographed in Toyama, Japan.
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