Overview for Traditional Chinese Medicine
From the beginning of Chinese eulture, over five thousand year ago, the search for longevity plays an important part of the population in their daily lives. The documentary looks at how Chinese Doctors diagnosis illnesses by examining the balance of the patient's Ying and Yang through their senses, breath odour. skin texture, hair, diet and general stature as well as family history.
Acupuncture. therapeutic massage and herbal essences play a major role in the treatment of illnesses and the film features patients being put through what looks like agonising treatment to combat minor and major ailments.
Another topic featured is Feng Shui - how the position of buildings and possessions around us can help the balance of our health, a theory that has been heavily adopted in the western world.
The Chinese believe that the reason traditional medicine has survived so long is because it is simple, economical and effective methods. and has provided the Chinese with health protection for many generations.
Therefore it is easy to see why more and more people from the Western world are looking to Eastern medicine for the general maintaining and improvement of health - you may decide after watching this programme this diagnosis of health and happiness might just be for you!