From Survivor to Healer tells the love story between Psychiatrist Yan Shu Ren (Shawn Dou) and Psychologist Sun Shu (Miao Miao). While studying for his PhD, Yan Shu Ren gets to know his junior schoolmate Sun Shu and the two fall in love. But when crises arise in both parties’ families, Shu Ren drops out of school without telling Sun Shu, and Sun Shu goes to Japan to study. Five years later, both are called by their former teacher to come work at Si Kang Hospital and the two former lovers meet again. Shu Ren wants to reconcile his relationship with Sun Shu, but Sun Shu rejects him and treats him coldly. Only when Sun Shu’s mother falls ill, Sun Shu warms up to him again. Later, Shu Ren finds out that his mother died in a car accident eight years ago and starts to blame himself and questions his profession. Sun Shu helps him through these difficult times.
In twilight years of the Duan Dynasty, Sixth Prince Muyun Sheng (Huang Xuan) was born. Because his mother is a spirit, he is not loved by the Emperor, and lives in seclusion and loneliness. He happens to obtain an antique painting of a spirit demon and befriends the being trapped inside (Panxi). Both promise to escape to the world’s most beautiful place. Muru Hanjiang (Shawn Dou), son of a general, was elected to be the prince’s friend since he was young. Their peaceful days end when the eight tribes rebel. The Muru army fails to protect the royal family and is then exiled, breaking the friendship formed between the two families – Muyun and Muru. A few years later, a new rebellion threatens the royal family and this time, adult Muru Hanjiang is the only one capable of protecting them. Pain and sorrows of past wounds now manifest in the new generation.
Shi Jian (Tiffany Tang) faints during a plane turbulence. Once she regains consciousness, she realises that she has returned to her university days, ten years back. Shi Jian takes the chance to change a few things for the better and one of them is to meet her future husband ahead of time.
The story takes place during the chaotic times of Western Wei, where innocent citizens are often kidnapped and turned into slaves. Slave girl, Chu Qiao (Zhao Li Ying) is thrown into a forest along with other slaves and becomes the next hunting target for the rich lords. She’s saved by the Prince of Northern Wei, Yan Xun (Shawn Dou). Afterwards, she’s sold into the house of Zhuge and witnesses the deaths of her siblings. Not accepting her fate, Chu Qiao escapes the dungeon with her younger sister and catches the attention of Zhu Ge Yue (Lin Geng Xin), who was also in charge of taking the lives of some of her family members. He takes care of her and trains her in various things while she develops a deep friendship with Yan Xun over the course of 10 years. During the battle with Western Wei, Yan Xun loses his whole family and Chu Qiao is willing to die to save him and sends him back to his court. However, after that incident, Yan Xun grows ambitious and cruel to avenge for the things and the people he lost. He doubts Chu Qiao and takes advantages of her loyalty and love many times before she finally explodes. Disappointed with the man she once loved, Chu Qiao works with Zhuge Yue to bring Yan Xun down and end slavery, becoming a successful military strategist/female general in the people’s hearts.