2003 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 3rd prize

Qi Xiaolong

Tianjin Daily

01 January, 2002

A patient is treated using acupuncture at the Ai Min Weight Reduction Clinic. The clinic, which is known for its high success rate, uses a synthesis of traditional Chinese medicine, dietary programs and exercise to achieve weight loss. Acupuncture is officially accepted as a technique for weight reduction in China, but is not common because the treatments are more time-consuming than other methods.

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Qi Xiaolong

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