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Journey of the Blue Buddha (2006)

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Twelve hundred years ago, the people of Tibet developed a comprehensive medical system. The practitioners understood how the mind can powerfully affect the body. They made medicines from plants and minerals blessed in lengthy rituals. This knowledge was encoded in a series of elaborate paintings known as The Atlas of Tibetan Medicine. The Atlas was hidden away in museum archives, in Siberia, for ages.

This documentary surveys the evolving practice of Tibetan medicine in today's Chinese-controlled Tibet. It also as takes a look at the practice in the exile community of Dharamsala, India, the Russian republic of Buryatia and in North America. With its message of natural healing, human connection and right living, Tibetan medicine is all the more precious for having nearly been lost.

David Suzuki
Tetsuya Itano, Aerlyn Weissman

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joyspirited, posted on September 20, 2015

except for the direct urine(we ask about urine and feces and bathroom habits),much of this is Oriental Medicine, what we learned in Acupuncture school and how we diagnose. boodletting(although not allowed in most statesalthough I learned it along with moxibustion, herbal formulations, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, they are part of acupuncture modalities. not just needling, tui na(oriental massage) and acupressure. Never heard it from this perspective though. usually it's from either Japanese or Chinese perspective. Interesting Documentary. Just as the spiritual is left out of acupuncture/oriental medicine here in the west, eventually, it will be returned. As much as license and national boards weed out a lot of the spiritual aspects of this medicine, it will continue to be utilized. I for one have refused to continue as a 'doctor' type practice for this reason, and have insurances accept us as a regular western practice. I will be starting back one day soon, with the knowledge but without practicing in this way, if I have to go nonprofit or some other way, I will, in order to include the spiritual side of oriental medicine practicing. difficult in some regions of the US though to get in touch with people interested in this sort of practice. they are so use to standard medicine.

buck, posted on April 24, 2015

Would love to be able to watch this in Canada... :) <3

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on March 1, 2016

When we license rights to a film we try our hardest to negotiate worldwide availability; sometimes we’re successful, other times we’re not. We will certainly update if we are able to gain rights to stream this film outside of the United States.

All the best,

Ruth8, posted on October 26, 2014

Very enlightening and I believe there are more of us looking for natural remedy's.

denniegh, posted on September 18, 2014

Very true in my humble estimation .....thank you .

ESYULEG, posted on December 23, 2013

Quite interesting on many being the bridging between spiritual and scientific communities, which always were and are conjoined in Buddhist practice and life skills in Tibet...

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