A world tour of ancestral medicinal practices, among majestic landscapes. Bernard Fontanille is an emergency doctor used to operations in difficult conditions. During his various missions he travelled all over the planet to cure, shield, heal, take care of people and to ease pain. Led by his strong sense of humanity and his curiosity, he makes us discover and shares with us the lives of women and men caring for others, saving lives, and sometimes inventing new ways of treatment. He also shows us traditional forms of medicine deeply rooted in the local culture. Through his various encounters and by presented methods he shows us the different realities of a country and also the universal link that unites a patient and his doctor: humanity and confidence.
I highly recommend this terrific series from Arte in France. It’s a beautifully shot and produced series that follows a rather handsome French doctor around the world as he discovers health and healing techniques and philosophies from different cultures across the globe. In this piece, Bernard visits the Japanese island of Okinawa where there are the most centenarians in the world. What a pleasure it is to hear them speak of what makes them so vital and their secrets to aging with joyful acceptance. I recommend all 10 of the World Medicine shows. They are really wonderful.