Beijing launches international TCM medical tourism service

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-30 21:05:54|Editor: Hou Qiang

BEIJING, May 30 (Xinhua) -- Thirty packages of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for international tourists were unveiled by the Beijing municipal administration of TCM Tuesday at the ongoing China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services.

The packages, the first in Beijing, cover 30 symptoms such as insomnia and headaches. Fifteen hospitals are listed.

The administration said the packages feature effective treatment and whole-process services at a reasonable cost, and offer tourist programs for patients during their stay in Beijing.

Beijing is rich in TCM resources, with 14 third-level (top level) and 20 second-level TCM hospitals, as well as a large number of time-honored TCM clinics and masters.

According to a document issued by the National Tourism Administration and the State Administration of TCM in July 2016, China will establish 10 national TCM tourism demonstration areas, 100 TCM tourism demonstration bases and 1,000 TCM tourism demonstration projects in about three years.