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In pics: Sanfutie, typical counter-season treatment in traditional Chinese medicine

A boy receives sanfutie treatment in Binzhou, east China's Shandong Province, July 12, 2019. Friday marks the beginning of sanfu, which refers to the three 10-day periods that are predicted to be the hottest days of the year. Sanfutie, a typical counter-season treatment in the system of traditional Chinese medicine, treats cold-weather-related illnesses in hot summer with a bandage made of traditional Chinese herbal medicine placed on various acupuncture points on the body. (Photo by Chen Bin/Xinhua)

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