A medical powerhouse where Western and Oriental medicine coexist
Korea’s medical industry has achieved significant growth in recent years. Together with quality medical services, the nation’s advanced medical technologies have also been highly recognized. Medical professionals are appraised for their outstanding abilities and skills by international associations. In 2011, the revenue from medical tourism reached 116 million dollars.
Those visiting Korea for medical tourism can experience Western medicine as well as nationally-certified traditional Korean medicine. The treatments of traditional Korean medicine are based on medicinal herbs, and mainly involve treatments using acupuncture and moxibustion. Korean traditional medicine prescribes treatment based on scientific findings like the patients’ physical constitution and flow of qi energy. This has the advantage of healing the body without using chemical drugs or resorting to an invasive surgical operation.
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