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Healing Arts, The

Synopsis
Series on traditional, alternative and scientific methods of medicine around the world, considering their historical background and how they are practised today.
1: How herbalism has changed from a rural tradition to a science-based pharmacological discipline. Focuses on a British couple who make their owm medicines and on the work of Dr Paul Balaiche, the first professor of herbalism at the University of Paris Nord.
2: The human hand as healing agent: massage, bone-setting and osteopathy.
3: The old-style Chinese theory that there is only one illness, the disruption of the balanced way, or the forces yin and yang.
4: The practice of restoring health by balancing the three forces of kapha, pitta and vata - treating the whole body rather than an isolated organ.
5: Holistic medicine is the medicine of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Follows the work of Dr Patrik Pietroni, the leading British exponent of holism.
6: The work of the Pain and Stress Releif Clinic in Boston, which mixes alternative and conventional medicine in a radical approach to intense and chronic pain.
7: Founded at the end of the 18th century, homeopathic medicine is based on the idea that ‘like cures like’. As vaccines became more important, faith in homeopathy faded, but in recent years, interest has revived. Follows the work of George Vithoulkas, a leading exponent of homeopathy, who runs a clinic in Athens.
The possibility that the mind could cause or cure illness was ridiculed as scientific medicine took hold in the 19th centurry. Now the situation has changed dramatically, and patients are turning to the world of faith and hope.
The need for a more healthy diet and doctors who are searching for nutritional answers to a wide range of medical problems.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 9 x 50 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p) each 1996 sale: £225.00 (+VAT +p&p) series
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
complementary medicine; holistic medicine; homoeopathy; traditional medicine

Sections

Title
Herbalism
Synopsis
1: How herbalism has changed from a rural tradition to a science-based pharmacological discipline. Focuses on a British couple who make their owm medicines and on the work of Dr Paul Balaiche, the first professor of herbalism at the University of Paris No

Title
Touch
Synopsis
2: The human hand as healing agent: massage, bone-setting and osteopathy.

Title
Balanced way, The: China
Synopsis
3: The old-style Chinese theory that there is only one illness, the disruption of the balanced way, or the forces yin and yang.

Title
Balanced way, The: India
Synopsis
4: The practice of restoring health by balancing the three forces of kapha, pitta and vata - treating the whole body rather than an isolated organ.

Title
General practice
Synopsis
5: Holistic medicine is the medicine of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Follows the work of Dr Patrik Pietroni, the leading British exponent of holism.

Title
Pain and Stress Relief Clinic, Boston USA, The
Synopsis
6: The work of the Pain and Stress Releif Clinic in Boston, which mixes alternative and conventional medicine in a radical approach to intense and chronic pain.

Title
Homeopathy
Synopsis
7: Founded at the end of the 18th century, homeopathic medicine is based on the idea that 'like cures like'. As vaccines became more important, faith in homeopathy faded, but in recent years, interest has revived. Follows the work of George Vithoulkas, a

Title
Mind and body

Title
Nutrition and exercise

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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