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Range of treatments in high demand in Southeast Asian archipelago In Merauke, an Indonesian town with a population of 130,000, the only store selling traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, also takes online orders for a range of other Chinese medicinal products. Store owner Siswanto, who like many Indonesians has only one name, said he was surprised that athletes and officials attending an event in the town in October were still using TCM products bought from his store some time ago. In total, some 7,000 officials and athletes from a number of sports attended the annual National Sports Week, the country"s

The first time Linda Messow walked into Dr Gao Shan"s office at the Ben Aknoun Hospital in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, for acupuncture therapy, she was afraid and nervous. "I felt it was a little painful in the beginning. Later, I was able to relax gradually because of Dr Gao's tender attention," she said. Messow struggled with idiopathic facial palsy for several months, and had tried physiotherapy. Her doctor suggested that she try traditional Chinese medicine, an idea that was not totally alien to her because her mother had been treated by acupuncturists years earlier. To Messow, TCM is