Mandarin is most gentle and supportive in bringing
back movement and healing; it is a good choice for
very young children, and those who are frail,
recovering, old and sad.
The only child of the king was very pale and sickly from
birth. All manner of potions and regimens were
perpetrated upon him, and nothing made any difference.
He faded away more and more and in his fear and worry,
the king put out a call across all the lands for a
healer to come forward to save his child. As everything
had been tried already, no-one dared answer apart from
one, a young woman in an exotic light orange veil from
far away. The king was desperate and allowed her in.
She sent away all the many medics and all their harsh
potions. She brought beautifully coloured soft blankets
for the child and surrounded him in flowers. She sat
with him and gently massaged his poor white limbs with
precious oils for many days and many nights; she told
him beautiful stories and she sang to him. Every morning
and every night, a messenger would see the king and tell
him that his son was still alive. And then one day, it
wasn't the messenger - it was the boy himself, and he
came running to his father, and both embraced in