What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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Chinese police searching a van for drugs instead found 173 bear paws that appeared to be on the way to traditional Chinese medicine markets. They also discovered other rare animals including a dead pangolin and four python skins. The paws are regarded as a rare delicacy and are believed to be able to "enhance the health of the stomach, cure injuries, dispel colds and build strength". News report (9th June 2009)