Body & Soul: Cigarettes, Fatigue, Oxygen (2004)
Acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medical practices are an integral part of Taoism. The world is getting fatter, and obese people are more susceptible to many illnesses. One in three Japanese suffer from insomnia due to work-related stress. Smoking is linked to more diseases, such as osteoporosis, even as bans are gaining momentum around the globe. Oxygen bars gain in popularity, even incorporating elements of aromatherapy. A town in China is noted for its long-lived residents. Hippo sweat as a sunscreen ingredient. Thai monks help addicts. Fighting the West Nile Virus and the mosquitoes that carry it. Cuddle parties celebrate the importance of touch for our emotional well-being.