August 15, 2007

Dr. Behn, Medicine Woman

Aboriginal physician travels world to study shamans, healers for new TV seriesBattling stomach cramps and diarrhea, Behn Smith had been ducking out every few minutes to relieve herself as the camera crew filmed the latest ceremony. Now the healer was going around the circle, from person to person, and Behn Smith grew afraid as her turn approached.

"He came up to me and did his singing and dancing around me and put his hand on my chest," she said in an interview from her home in Dawson City, Yukon, where she now has a family practice.

"From that moment forward, my stomach was fine. Everything was fine. My body was completely healed."

It was just one of several life-changing experiences for Behn Smith, a member of the Eh-Cho Dene, as she travelled to 10 countries and several continents--from the fringe of the Arctic Circle to the jungles of Asia and the grasslands of Africa--to learn about traditional healing.
Comment:  To learn more about Medicine Woman, visit the show's official website.

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