This is a ground-breaking journey across India, Tibet and China, to explore traditional medicine and natural ways of healing. With health care costs soaring in the west, looking eastward to alternative medicine may provide the only answer. Over forty percent of Americans will try alternative medicine this year!
Our story begins in India and the ancient vedic healing practice of Ayurveda – the science of life. Tibetan Medicine and Ayurveda share the same philosophy of the Five Elements – the building blocks of man and the cosmos. Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in the Dao – the Yin and Yang of opposite forces that keep our body and mind in balance. All share a common belief: That a life-force or energy exists called Chi (Prana), that is vital to sustain all life.
We begin this journey of discovery at two of India’s most respected Ayurvedic wellness centers where rejuvenation is the key to staying young. With an almost unlimited menu of therapies and herbal oils, they take pampering to a new level. Walk out to a guided tour of the clinics own herb garden as the doctor plucks a leaf from a bush which he calls the “ultimate medicine!” Between India and China lies Tibet with its own ancient tradition of natural medicine. Tibetan doctors have made one diagnostic technique into an art form – reading the pulse. It is said they are so good that they can diagnose the disease of a wife or husband, by feeling the pulse of the partner.
Our main story concerns Traditional Chinese Medicine with its long history and richly varied methods. You will step inside some of most private, closely guarded institutions in China …the clinics and hospitals, which up until now were off-limits to outside cameras. Our unrestricted access will enable you to witness intimate examinations of patients as the doctors reveal natural cures and traditional medicine to fight sickness and disease, from prescribing herbs, acupuncture and cupping to stone scraping! If you hate the site of needles you may need to close your eyes! For most people seeking better health, herbs are a simple and cost-effective way to prevent sickness and prolong an active life. We will take you into China’s largest retail pharmacy and see how herbs are prepared and selected. When we see each herb, we ask one question: “Why is this herb prescribed?” and we guarantee you will never have heard anything like this before.
It is a fascinating journey of discovery – a cultural treasure that has been neglected by most western media, mainly due up until now, to restrictions on access. After watching this documentary we know you will view alternative medicine in an entirely new way. Now is the time to take the journey that will lead to better health – A Natural Way.