Dr Hao and traditional Chinese medicine
Many people in China prefer to use 'natural' ways of healing rather than pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. Dr Hao works at a hospital in Beijing where both conventional and traditional medicine is practiced. He explains how medicines made from minerals, plant and animals are used to treat illness rather than symptoms and help restore the flow of 'chi'. Chinese medicines are often much cheaper than their Western pharmaceutical counterparts. Dr Hao also believes his treatments are less disruptive to people's lives than Western treatments.