Hanoi, Vietnam (02:52)
The city was established 1,000 years ago on the Red River. Modernity and tradition coexist in the city that is undergoing an economic revolution; Vietnamese medicine has been reinvented throughout history. Bernard Fontanille meets Dr. Dao Kim Long and enjoys a bowl of Pho.
Vietnamese Acupuncture (03:47)
Long takes Fontanille to a martial arts studio run by one of his former acupuncture students; health and martial arts are intertwined. Long discusses the origins of acupuncture and his approach to the practice.
Master Tue Tinh (02:03)
Fontanille and Long visit a temple dedicated to Tue Tinh; Long teaches several students and the group welcomes a new apprentice. Vietnamese medicine dates back 1,000 years and teaches students to "learn with all of the world's masters."
Lo'xa Village (03:05)
Fontanille and Long visit Long's village that was a resistance center for North Vietnam during the war. Long discusses his path to becoming a doctor while they admire the Bonsai trees. Long returns to the village weekly to care for residents.
Long's Hanoi Clinic (03:27)
Patients of all ages from all classes seek Long's care; acupuncture is the main treatment. Long explains the medical specialized medical charts that incorporate Western practices, traditional practices, and plant-based medicines.
Ba Vi Mountain Range (03:52)
Long and Fontanille examine the flora of the protected ecosystem. Long reflects on his military service and identifies pharmaceutical plants he used during the war.
Home Health Visits (03:46)
Trung has been training with Dr. Long for seven years; he began studying after Long cured his illness. Trung uses acupuncture and plant-based teas to treat a patient with degenerative vertebrae.
Reducing Stress (02:02)
Dr. Long combines traditional and modern medicine in his practice. Long discusses his work while fishing with Fontanille and recites poetry.
Credits: Vietnam: The Medicine Master—World Medicine (00:29)
Credits: Vietnam: The Medicine Master—World Medicine
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