Isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in Peru
Members of an Indian tribe that has long lived in voluntary isolation in Peru's southeastern Amazon attempted to make contact with outsiders for a second time since 2011, leading to a tense standoff at a river hamlet.Peru drug experience a trip too far, tourists told
It is an hallucinogenic brew said to enhance your understanding of the universe, but the Australian government has warned that Peru's booming ayahuasca trade is putting young travellers in danger.
Watching three village elders poking fearsome-looking skewers through both the cheeks of about a dozen eager young men should have been gruesome to watch but, apart from the tight scrum of excited onlookers, the whole process was a little less bloodthirsty than it might have been.
ADAMS -- Bowe field was alive with the drumming, dancing, singing, and the smells of American Indian culture this weekend as people celebrated the 8th annual Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow.
Sunday afternoon, event organizer Fidel Moreno, of the American Indian cultural non-profit Healing Winds, estimated close to 2,500 people attended the two-day event.
Patients in China are swarming to acupuncture clinics to be given bee stings to treat or ward off life-threatening illness, practitioners say.
More than 27,000 people have undergone the painful technique - each session can involve dozens of punctures - at Wang Menglin's clinic in Beijing, says the bee acupuncturist who makes his living from believers in the concept.