The traditional Free-Warrior Medicine

In earlier times Free-Warriors (Pahuyuth) had to be able to treat injuries and diseases far away from civilization. For this purpose, they used the knowledge of traditional Free-Warrior medicine, a unique body of knowledge that is taught and practiced by the members of the Pahuyuth to this day.

The naturopathy of the Free-Warrior originates from no other traditional healing method (e.g. TCM, TJM, TEM, Ayurveda, etc.). However, there have always been interactions that have led to the development of traditional Thai medicine (TTM), traditional Thai massage (TTM) and other naturopathic methods.

Free-Warrior Medicine is based on the insights about body, mind and soul from Saiyasart. Its effect is based exclusively on support of the natural self-healing functions of the human body. The reversal of medicine, especially the massage techniques, can be found in the combat techniques of Pahuyuth.

The Naturopathy of the Free-Warriors

Healing and destruction are like two sides of the same coin: the exact knowledge of human anatomy and the functioning of the human body were one of the foundations for the development of Pahuyuth. Since then, the ancient knowledge of healing has been a constant companion of this martial art.

In times of war, the Pahuyuth Free-Warriors often had to rely on their own as paramilitary forces or paid mercenaries. Cut off from the supply routes of the regular troops, they had to be able to survive deep in the enemy territory, to care for themselves or to treat (war) injuries. Knowledge of the Jungle Healing Bodies (Kampie Ya Bpah) allowed them to survive in unknown or uninhabited areas, thereby securing tactical advantages.

In times of peace, many of the ancient Pahuyuth-Warriors made a living as itinerant healers. They moved from village to village and helped wherever they were needed as masseurs or healers. Other Free-Warriors lived secluded in the wilderness (Ruesi, jungle preacher) or retired as monks in temples. It can be assumed that the traditional Thai medicine (TTM) and the traditional Thai massage (TTM) originally come from such established healers.

Like Pahuyuth, the traditional Free-Warrior Medicine as part of the traditional Free-Warrior Knowledge is preserved to this day and is taught to students of the Pahuyuth School in Berlin on request. Due to the current SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 / Corona Pandemic (see blog posts below) we have decided to make this field of knowledge available to a wider public.

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Methodology of the Free-Warrior Medicine

The traditional naturopathy of the Free-Warriors expressly does not carry out any diagnosis, cure or relief of diseases, suffering or bodily harm within the meaning of Section 1 HeilprG (German Naturopath Law). Instead, it has always been based solely on support for natural self-healing functions and prophylaxis measures.

The basic premise of traditional Free-Warrior Medicine is that only the body itself is able to perform a healing. A healer in the understanding of this alternative medicine is only someone who can recognize and understand what the body needs for this and is able to provide the necessary impulses.

From this way of thinking over centuries a unique, alternative medicine, which analyzes problems on the basis of logic and rationality and with the help of massages and /or food to support the body to maintain itself healthy was developed.

The traditional medicine of the Free-Warriors works without interventions in the interior of the body. The intake of artificial remedies is in avoided. It is natural, free of side effects and therefore quite suitable as a supplement to a regular medical treatment.

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In many cases, the body is able to help itself – if it is supplied with the appropriate building materials.

Branches of the traditional Free-Warrior Medicine

The traditional naturopathy of the Free-Warriors is divided into three areas: Analytics, Herbology & Nutrition and Massage.


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The first branch of the Free-Warrior Medicine is the analysis.

This is about the perception and allocation of existing symptoms, complaints and illnesses on the basis of logic and rationality, which are the necessary basis of any recommendation.

The ability to analyze in the sense of the Free-Warrior Medicine requires knowledge of human anatomy and its functioning.

Herbology & Nutrition

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The second focus of the Free-Warrior Medicine is the knowledge about herbology and nutrition.

This refers to the knowledge about medicinal plants, medicinal herbs and other nutritive bodies (e.g. animal nutritive bodies or minerals), which can have a positive effect on the human body in the sense of a food supplement.

The ability to handle healing and nutritive bodies requires knowledge of Yaan meditation (especially smelling and tasting).


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The third branch of the Free-Warrior Medicine is the massage.

The branch of the massage is further divided into pressure massage (acupressure), stretching massage (directional massage) and energy massage. By reversing these techniques, the grip and pressure point techniques of LING LOM were created.

The traditional massage refers to the mechanical influence of another person as well as of oneself (self-massage).

Traditional Thai Medicine & Traditional Thai Massage

Traditional Thai medicine, or traditional Thai massage, as taught and practiced today, has only been around since the mid-1980s.

Traditional healing methods have been around in Asia for thousands of years, but with the advent of Western medicine, they have been pushed into the background or even banned altogether. The laws passed in 1923 and 1936 AD (“The Medical Act B.E. 2466” and “Control of the Practice of the Art of Healing Act B.E. 2479”) criminalised the free practice of traditional healing methods in Thailand.

Similar to traditional martial arts, the illegalization of traditional healing methods led to great losses within this field of knowledge. It was only on the advice of the WHO (see “Alma Ata Declaration” of 1978) that this ban was lifted after more than sixty years and a “revival program” was launched under the leadership of the government. This measure should, among other things, provide a legal professional alternative to prostitution and, on the other hand, an attractive offer for wealthy tourists from all over the world.

However, the newly created curricula for traditional Thai medicine and traditional Thai massage (nuad thai) contain only a tiny fraction of the original knowledge. Entire subject areas and sub-areas were removed or not even found in the course of the creation of this “new” curriculum of traditional Thai medicine. The results were newly invented, wellness-oriented forms of medicine, which have since been marketed as “Traditional Thai Medicine” or “Traditional Thai Massage”, but no longer have much in common with the original healing knowledge.

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Authentic healing knowledge from Southeast Asia – like Pahuyuth and Saiyasart the traditional naturopathy of the ancient Free-Warriors could be preserved unadulterated to this day.

Who or what is a Ruesi?

Ruesi was originally the term for a fortune teller, shaman or medicine man who lives secluded in the wilderness and spends his time in deep meditation or in the production of medicine. The culture of the Ruesi, like the culture of Pahuyuth, goes back to a time before Buddhism.

The Ruesi were told, among other things, that they had the ability to leave their bodies, to predict the future, to create magical tattoos and amulets, and to be able to talk to animals. However, these abilities are less to be attributed to medicine than to the fields of knowledge of Saiyasart or Yaan Meditation.

A Ruesi plays an important role in the “Story of Gauw”. The Story of Gauw serves within the training of Pahuyuth to teach the teaching methodology. It is about a young son of charcoal burners who went out to look for a hunter to save his village from a tiger gang.

The short documentary The Lost Wizards of Thailand provides an insight into the world of Ruesi and their culture:


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The Lost Wizards of Thailand is a documentary film directed by Francis Wilmer, Harry Virtanen and Chonlada Lynn Bennett. Patreon supporters of Francis Wilmer can watch the full film (20 min, English subtitles). Go to the Patreon page here.

SARS-CoV-2 aka Corona Blog

With the onset of the Corona Pandemic, a teacher/healer began to make general recommendations for the care and maintenance of health to the students of the Pahuyuth School in Berlin. These are based on the kniwledge and viewpoints of traditional Free-Warrior Medicine. We have decided to share this information with the public free of charge and without obligation, hoping to help those affected by SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19.

Important note: The information provided in this blog is only recommendations without warranty. Under no circumstances do they replace professional counselling or treatment by trained and recognised doctors or psychologists. The content listed here cannot and should not be used to make independent diagnoses or to begin treatments. The instructions of the government and the authorities must be followed. The viewpoints and recommendations of the traditional Free-Warrior Medicine may differ from other teachings. We recommend that you get comprehensive information and weigh all available information on the basis of logic and rationality.


In response to the SARS-CoV-2 aka Corona pandemic and the associated restrictions on movement (isolation, quarantine, etc.), we decided to make the 30 Exercises of the Pahuyuth available to everyone free of charge.

The 30 exercises are a training program consisting of thirty individual exercises and can be carried out without equipment in a confined space. The exercises are based, among other things, on the self-massage techniques of traditional Free-Warrior Medicine and enable a holistic training with noticeable effects.

We have summarized all information about the 30 Exercises and a detailed guide with training plans and videos on our own topic page.

Free-Warrior Medicine training, courses & seminars

Currently, no live courses in traditional Free-Warrior Medicine are planned. If you would like to be informed about upcoming developments and publications, we recommend a subscription to our newsletter.

We have set up various online offers for all interested and willing to learn.

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Naturopathy Introduction Online

By popular demand, in April 2020 a teacher started to give an introductory course in traditional Free-Warrior Medicine via video conferencing.

The records of this course are available to everyone free of charge or on a voluntary donation basis.

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The Free-Warrior Medicine in Yaan Meditation

Yaan Meditation is a practice-oriented perceptual training that can help to bring unconscious perceptions into consciousness. Based on the five senses of the human body (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching), the body’s own perception is specifically resensitized.

With a view to traditional Free-Warrior Medicine, a study of Yaan smelling and Yaan tasting are particularly recommended. Both courses are available in our media library as online videos.

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About the compact course SCENTING online

The conscious conversion of unconscious perceptions into olfactory projections and stimuli can be especially interesting for people in the field of medicine and naturopathy. Yaan training in SCENTING can help to better interpret existing findings, make more accurate disease diagnoses and optimize therapeutic approaches. In combination with the Yaan sense TASTING, SCENTING forms the basis for further training in alternative medicine.

The ten-part compact course SCENTING online offers more than 13.4 hours (805 minutes) of HD video.

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About the compact course TASTING online

A Yaan training in TASTING is the optimal supplement to SCENTING and has a special relevance for nutrition, herbalism and naturopathic procedures. Whether it is Bach flowers or aromatherapy. The combination of SCENTING and TASTING is the basis for further training in traditional Free-Warrior medicine.

The ten-part compact course TASTING online offers more than 13.4 hours (805 minutes) of video material in HD quality.

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