Yuntai Guan Monastery, Sichuan, China
Total running time: 127 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf
Daoist medicine is the mysterious precursor of Chinese medicine, a vast yet barely researched field of traditional medical science. Abbot Fu Yuanfa of the Yuntai Guan monastery in Sichuan gives a lively account of his medical and spiritual studies with his master, the legendary master healer Li Zhenguo. He outlines the importance of personal cultivation and intention in healing, as well as several profound yet simple principles for treating with herbs.