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Turkey Leads The West

Western medical tourism is taking off, and Turkey is leading the charge! With 51 JCI accredited hospitals, it is leading the European medical tourism industry as of December 2013.

Shiatsu

“Shiatsu” is the Japanese term for finger pressure and is often referred to as finger pressure massage. It was developed by Tokujiro Namikoshi in the 1930s. It is a type of alternative medicine and is similar to acupressure devised by the Chinese. It is mainly used as a stress reduction and relaxation technique but is also known to reduce nausea, depression, body-pain, panic attacks, and many other physical and mental disorders.

Shiatsu therapists use their thumbs, fingers, fingertips and palms to apply pressure on the body. Patients remain fully clothed and must lie down on a mat during this procedure. Pressure is applied in a rhythmic pattern and this relieves stiffness and tension and improves blood circulation. Shiatsu is used to improve the flow of energy or “qi” in the body.


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                National Taiwan University Hospital

                Taipei, Taiwan


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Chinese

                The patients who have experienced our service are all satisfied with the medical quality, price and efficiency.

                In 2010, National Taiwan University Hospital has been accredited by Joint...

                Beijing United Family Hospital

                Beijing, China


                Accreditation: JCI

                Languages: English, Chinese

                Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU), opening its doors in 1997, the hospital’s sole mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services in a uniquely warm and caring patient and...

                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...

                BayView Hospital

                Bridgetown, Barbados


                Languages: English

                BayView Hospital, a privately owned and operated facility, with 7 private rooms and 4 semi-private rooms, has been operational since 1989 and was born out of a desire to provide Barbadians, our Caribb...
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