Piers Gibbon and his volunteer patients travel to Africa seeking cures for panic attacks, chronic back pain, arthritis and sleep apnea. Prescribed remedies include swallowing the heart of a freshly killed chicken and a "purifying" bath in the blood of an actual scapegoat.
Traditional Chinese medicine is explored when British explorer Piers Gibbon accompanies a group of volunteer patients on a trip to Hong Kong in the series premiere. They seek treatment for ailments ranging from chronic back pain to lost sense of smell. Recommended remedies include shots of snake blood and tongue acupuncture.