The desire to live forever.
LENGTH: each program 52 Minutes
CATALOG #: 20372
UPC #: 6-4603203729-6
ISBN #: 1-56839-306-7
RELEASE YEAR: 2008
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.
ANCIENT CHINA The timeless culture of China created the world’s first “wellness bible”– 2,500 years ago. The Chinese pursuit of a perfect balance between mind and matter, spirit and body, was nothing less than the quest for immortality. Because of its undeniable power, this ancient medical knowledge still flourishes today. The Chinese practice of health and wellness is based upon the observation and understanding of “Chi” in the human body — the mysterious pathways of energy — the life force present everywhere in the universe.
ANCIENT INDIA India is the cradle of many of today’s most popular trends in health and wellness. Healing knowledge from India is increasingly valued throughout the world, and has caused a sensation not just in the temples of alternative health, but in medical schools as well. In this documentary, we discover the roots of Ayurveda, the science of longevity, in the old culture of the Indus people.
ANCIENT 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 Rome • 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