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Korea Attracts Big 3 Medical Tourists

The three nations with the most Korea-bound medical tourists are China, the U.S., and Japan, according to industry data. Chinese medical tourists made up the largest share, with some 32,000 seeking treatment in Korea in 2012.

Acupressure

Acupressure is an alternative medicinal technique that is a combination of acupuncture and massage techniques. It has been derived from the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture and many believe that it can cure numerous aches and afflictions. Therapists apply physical pressure instead of needles on acupuncture points of the body by using their hands, elbows, fingertips, etc. Special devices are also used to apply pressure.

This process is said to improve the flow of “chi” or energy throughout the body. Blocked points of “chi” can cause various ailments and this procedure removes these blockages and also enhances blood circulation. Some believe that this procedure increases the level of pain-relieving endorphins in the body. Patients can perform acupressure on themselves without the help of qualified therapists.


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                  Al Zahra Hospital

                  Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Arabic

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                  Beijing Jian Gong Hospital

                  Beijing, China


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Chinese

                  JianGong Hospital, as a Class-2 and Grade-A general hospital with history of 59 years, has always adhered to the brief “quality is the life of hospital and brand is the dignity of hospital&rdquo...

                  Hospital Punta Pacifica

                  Panama City, Panama


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Spanish

                  Hospital Punta Pacifica is the first in Latin America and the Caribbean to be affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Doctors and surgeons are leaders in their respective specialties, th...

                  The Lister Hospital

                  London, United Kingdom


                  Languages: English

                  The Lister Hospital is a private hospital providing world-class healthcare in the heart of Chelsea, London. We offer the warmest welcome, the highest quality and choice of private healthcare, excellen...

                  VITA Curitiba Hospital

                  Paraná, Brazil


                  Languages: English, Portuguese

                  The VITA Curitibais considered one of the sets of higher quality hospital in the country and most importantly the state of Paraná, characterized by high-complexity care.
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