Poorly Indian patients are shunning modern medicine – for gruesome roadside blood letting clinics. The practice of blood letting involved controlled bleeding in an attempt to rid the body of what practioners call “polluted blood”. Hakim Muhammad Gyas, 79, runs one such clinic in New Delhi, the Indian capital. He claims this technique can cure most forms of arthritis, heart disease and even the early stages of blood cancer.

Videographer / Director: Sagar Kaul