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KNOWLEDGE OF HEALING
Broadcast date: Sunday 9-3-2003 14:00 - 15:00 uur ned. 1
Repeat: Saturday 15-3-2003 ca. 13:35 - 14:35 ned. 1Watch in in realplayer (broadband - not available outside of the Netherlands)Watch in Realplayer (slow connection)
‘The knowledge of healing’ deals extensively with Tibetan Medicine, one of the highly developed medical systems. The original book of medicine, the ‘Gyüschi’ or ‘The Knowledge of Healing’, dates back to the 12th century.
It is widely believed that Tibetan medicine has something magical about it. That is not the case. The film demonstrates that the medicine of the Tibetans is founded to a high degree on wholly scientific processes. Tibetan medicine is based on the holistic principle and treats both physical and spiritual aspects. The medications used comprise herbs, roots, minerals, etc. Successes have been achieved with chronic sicknesses which are regarded in the West as incurable.
This film was shot at three different locations: Dharamsala, in the Himalayan foothills of northern India, is seat of the exiled Tibetan government. Dr. Tenzin Choedrak and H.H. Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, explain to us the full meaning of health. In Ulan-Ude and the Buryatia steppe region of northern Mongolia, we witness long-term treatment of chronic illnesses by the Tibetan doctor Chimit-Dorzhi Dugarov. We also hear about the latest scientific investigations first instigated by Karl Lutz, a Swiss pharmaceuticals merchant. He started industrial production in the West of Tibetan medications, leading to some astonishing healing successes.
Directed by: Franz Reichle
Editor-in-chief: Babeth M. VanLoo
With: HH Tenzin Gyatso XIV Dalai Lama, Dr. Chimit-Dorzhi Dugarov, Dr. Tenzin Choedrak, Karl Lutz
Camera: Pio Corradi
Sound: Dieter Meyer
Editing: Myriam Flury & Franz Reichle
Production: Rose Marie Schneider
In collaboration with Swiss TV DRS and Swissimage
Adaptation BOS : Henk van Voorst, Rob Smit
Produced by: TC Film AG, Marcel Hoehn, Zurich
First broadcast: 9- 3- 2003
Length: 58 min.
Original version available at www.tcfilm.ch