While visiting Chengdu China in July, I observed and participated in treatments at Master Wang’s clinic. Master Wang’s work consists of his patients soaking in Chinese medicinal herbal baths in large bamboo tubs, followed by a uniquely vigorous type of manual therapy administered by his two apprentices simultaneously. As a doctor of Chinese medicine myself, I was allowed to observe and palpate patients on the treatment table undergoing treatment, guided to discern the therapeutic changes taking place. I also experienced the methods as a patient with notably excellent results for my sacrum and shoulder joint which had been nagging me, and right before my trekking pilgrimage in Tibet, were a blessing to have cleared in one session of herbal bathing and 30 minutes of vigorous manual therapy.
Patients from all over the world come to stay in Chengdu to be treated in Master Wang’s clinic. While I was there we also had a delicious vegetarian lunch prepared by Master Wang’s family. Over our leisurely meal I learned that Master Wang’s treatment methods were passed down to him despite cultural revolution precepts, by his life-long teacher, a Shaolin monk. Master Wang has only trained a handful of students in these methods during his 65 year career. Master Wang, his staff, and family were all so kind and welcoming. I was fortunate to have had this opportunity while in Chengdu and am grateful to those who helped to make this happen.
Wellness Best Wishes to All!