Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, and spreading to Tibet, China and Japan, this uncanny intersection of science, medicine and magic is only now receiving serious study in the West. Shot over three years on three continents, Pan Nalin's AYURVEDA: THE ART OF BEING is both a breathless globe trotting travelogue that's "fascinating to watch" (Variety) and a deeply spiritual testament to the power of Ayurvedic medicine. Founded on the belief that human disease is cured by restoring an imbalance of individual life energies, Ayurveda supports diverse forms of treatment. Whether documenting the catastrophic loss of potentially cancer curing herbs or detailing the mounting scientific evidence supporting Ayurveda's efficacy, AYURVEDA: THE ART OF BEING retains an affecting sense of wonder. In the end, the film simply and persuasively observes that "Hope is nature's way of enabling us to survive so that we can discover nature itself."