A bee-sting therapist holds a bee to sting the arm of a patient in Silang, Cavite, Philippines (south of Manila) in June 2012. Farm owner Joel Magsaysay uses bee stings to treat patients with ailments such as hypothyroidism, paralysis and cancer. Bee venom is reputed to boost the immune system.
A hearing-impaired boy receives treatment with bee venom at a clinic in Gaza City, a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip, in July 2009.
Students perform rubber neti, an ancient yogic technique, in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh on May 21, 2009. Many Indians believe that rubber neti cleanses the nasal passages and controls the common cold, cough and asthma.
Ety Napadenschi, eight months pregnant, is touched by a dolphin named Wayra during a therapy session for pregnant women at a hotel in Lima, Peru, in October 2005. The therapy is supposed to stimulate the brain development of the baby.
A young boy uses ‘The Spider’ during physical therapy at the Footsteps Centre in Dorchester-on-Thames, England, in November 2011. Children and young adults with neurological disorders are supported with the Spider’s harnesses during physical therapy sessions to improve movement and balance.