From herbal remedies to acupuncture, traditional therapies are valued particularly by ethnically diverse groups.
Pangolins are one of the most trafficked wild mammals in the world.
Stories of substitution and surrogates are all too common in the wildlife trade, especially when it comes to medicines derived from animal parts.
Understanding the different beliefs about disorders is important in efforts to improve mental health care in developing countries.
At least half the food eaten by the first Australians came from plants. And in terms of medicines, many different parts of plants were used.
Traditional Aboriginal healers are recognised as having special facilities for healing in childhood and are encouraged to develop their skills. They are often taught by their grandparents.
The medicinal plants that chimpanzees feed on in the wild could hold the key in dealing with common diseases.
Numerous traditional African medicines are undeniably beneficial in treating disease or maintaining good health.
Traditional medicine is believed to be accessible and affordable but should be made complimentary to contemporary medicine in the treatment of mental disorders.
People with albinism tend to identify with the black rather than the white community. Their physical differences, though, mean they don't fit into either race group.
Could holistic medicine partly explain the 'Hispanic health paradox'?