The desire to live forever.
LENGTH: 52 Minutes – Total Content: 62 Minutes
CATALOG #: 20370
UPC #: 6-4603203709-8
ISBN #: 1-56839-305-9
RELEASE YEAR: 2008
PRODUCER: Langbein & Skalnik Media
The dream of eternal beauty. The search for perfect health. This quest for harmony between body and soul has been the hallmark of humanity from the earliest days of consciousness. In three episodes, THE SECRET WORLD OF WELLNESS brings the timeless wisdom of some of the world’s most advanced early cultures back to life: ancient India, China and Rome.
In this film we witness the extravagant pleasures of ancient Rome — a paradise of wellness. The Romans were renowned for their baths — temples of liquid luxury. They believed that water was the source of all life, and their elaborate system of aqueducts was a hallmark of their civilization. They developed hot springs over 2,000 years ago, and they took to the baths for both healing and relaxation.
EXTRA FEATURES: Photo Gallery • Preview Ancient China • Preview Ancient India
“An engaging introduction to traditional Chinese medicine, The Secret World of Wellness: Ancient China offers both a historical perspective and a look at how contemporary practitioners are carrying on these centuries-old treatments in modern high-rise China. Placing great emphasis on the prevention of disease, traditional Chinese medicine puts Chi (the concept of the universal life force) at the center of its teachings. As China continues to industrialize, traditional medicine is losing ground in urban centers, but this beautifully filmed and informative documentary also follows one young doctor who has moved to the smoggy high rises in order to practice these ancient wellness techniques. Two other titles in The Secret World of Wellness series (series price: $49.95) are also available: Ancient India and Ancient Rome. Highly recommended.” – Video Librarian