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Official Site of Korea Tourism Org.: Korean Traditional Medicine

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  1. Oriental medical doctors in Korea are literally doctors. Oriental medical clinics are generally perceived as acupuncture clinics, but, in Korea, they are official medical institutions practicing western medicine.
    Oriental medicine is traditional medicine of the orient with more 1,000 years history. However, Japan does not grant medical qualifications to doctors of oriental medicine since the Meiji Restoration due to the proliferation of western culture within the country. Moreover, Chinese medicine is not recognized as an academic field of study.
    Meanwhile, oriental medicine doctors in Korea practice medicine after completing systematic education and obtaining national certifications just as general doctors do.
    Doctors of western medicine serve as interns for one year and as resident for four years and acquire qualifications as medical specialists after passing a test. It is the same for oriental medical doctors who go through one-year internships and three-year residencies and pass a test to become oriental medical doctors. Korea is the only country in the world that has oriental medical specialists and there are eight special fields in oriental medicine: oriental internal medicine; oriental obstetrics and gynecology; oriental pediatrics; oriental neuropsychiatry; acupuncture and moxibustion; oriental medical ophthalmology, otolaryngology and dermatology; oriental rehabilitation medicine; and Sasang typology. In addition, the cost of various oriental medical services including acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping and hospitalization are covered by national health insurance.

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    Oriental medicine is popular because it is very effective in treating atopic dermatitis and rheumatoid arthritis which are difficult to cure using western medicine.
    Radical therapy of oriental medicine for improving immunity and constitution can enhance one’s overall physical condition, treating insomnia and headaches effectively.
    Modern-day oriental medicine minimizes side effects based on accurate diagnosis and data obtained from MRI and CT scans, while maximizing treatment results.
    Likewise, you can experience the excellent development of Korea’s oriental medicine which combines 1,000 years’ medical history and up-to-date medical technology.

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Medical Tourism | Korea Healthcare Hospital | Acupuncture – Skhealth

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SKhealth introducing best hospitals, medical tourism clinics, acupuncture, health screening, doctors, healthcare products and services in South Korea at low cost

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kellybell's curator insight, August 19, 2015 8:53 AM

Medical tourism is the process of travelling to a different country to get superior dental, medical and cosmetic care by highly skilled surgeons in the state of art and modern medical facilities in the world all in a small amount of price in Canada, US and UK.

Medical tourism is the process of travelling to a different country to get superior dental, medical and cosmetic care by highly skilled surgeons in the state of art and modern medical facilities in the world all in a small amount of price in Canada, US and UK.

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Eastern Philosophy: Lao Tzu

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Wonderful story about Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism by The School of Life.



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Korea Healthcare Hospital and Medical Tourism, Acupuncture - SKhealth

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Find the best Cancer Treatments hospital in South Korea. We are the leading Chemotherapy, Thyroid, Liver Cancer Hospital. Get in touch today, call +8225477005

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kellybell's curator insight, July 14, 2015 8:40 AM

Although cancer is a deadly disease but it can be cured if detected on time and treated properly. The treatment of cancer depends upon the type of cancer, the stage of the cancer, health status, age and personal characteristics of a person. Depending on these factors various cancer treatmentsare devised for the patient and consist of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Based on the condition of the patient some or all of them can be included in the treatment.

 

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Medical Tourism Gets a Facelift... and Perhaps a Pacemaker

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Medical Tourism is not a new phenomenon, but it is taking on a completely different persona to what was earlier envisaged. Many healthcare systems – in the U.S., U.K. and Germany – are undergoing significant challenges: waiting lists, shifting priorities for healthcare, tightened eligibility criteria, etc. Today, with the globalization of information and the empowerment of the consumer, medical tourism involves individuals acting as a consumer, making their own decisions regarding their health needs, deciphering how they can best be treated, and then finding the most appropriate provider.

Conversely, many countries across the world are getting more competitive and developing their own health tourism strategy – competing on quality and price. For example, Korea is now being labeled the plastic surgery mecca of the world. Korean doctors are some of the best in the world, and their technology is top of the class. Plastic surgery no longer has the connotation of a female only phenomenon as males make up almost 30 percent of all patients. Foreign patients, largely from China, account for almost 50 percent of the total number of patients in some of the top plastic surgery centers. Hotels, such as the Ritz-Carlton Seoul, have even partnered with hospitals offering an $88,000 “anti-aging beauty package.”

Medical Tourism is no longer for the Affluent or for Elective Procedures

Supported by disruption caused in the aviation industry via low cost airlines and social media, the flow of patients from developed nations to other regions makes medical tourism a considerable norm rather than something reserved only for the affluent. In addition, a large number of medical tourists are immigrants to the U.S., returning to their home country for care.

Although the exact market size of the medical tourism market is difficult to predict, recent Frost & Sullivan research predicts the market at around $50 billion to $65 billion dollars in 2014, growing at approximately 20 percent.

The below graphic shows the top 14 medical tourism destinations by volume of patients.


How much can you save?

Using U.S. cost as a benchmark, the below details the average range of savings for the most-traveled destinations:

  • Brazil: 20-30%
  • Costa Rica: 45-65%
  • India: 65-90%
  • Malaysia: 65-80%
  • Mexico: 40-65%
  • Singapore: 25-40%
  • South Korea: 30-45%
  • Taiwan: 40-55%
  • Thailand: 50-75%
  • Turkey: 50-65%

The below chart shows the cost of procedures by different countries of the world.


Asia is and has been a popular destination for elective and cosmetic procedures, but in recent years, this trend has expanded to include more complex procedures. An increasing pool of patients are opting to have heart and orthopedic procedures performed in countries like Singapore and India.

There is growing interest in other types of health services like alternative medicine, holistic and wellness programs other than Western treatment and procedures. Alternative medicine such as Ayurveda, acupuncture and homeopathy are gaining popularity among medical tourists. Other recent developments have been the emergence of new medical tourism destinations like South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. These destinations are challenging the traditional players in South East Asia.

U.S. providers, particularly teaching hospitals, are expanding their global footprint through either partnerships or green field ventures to capture a share of the medical tourism pie. As regulatory bodies like the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA), CE Marking and the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) that approve the sale of new technologies continue to become more stringent and delay access to new treatments, it is possible other countries and regions could become the go-to hub for cutting edge care. Already, India and Singapore have become the standard model for cardiac care, globally.

Today, medical tourism is no longer about cheaper procedures and holiday trips. It is also about the quality of doctors and technology, and care models that many of these countries are pursuing that make this form of health tourism different.




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Julie Munro's curator insight, August 21, 2014 1:53 AM

If Forbes writes it, it "must" be true ...

 

Medical tourism is no longer about cheaper procedures and holiday trips. It is also about the quality of doctors and technology, and care models that many of these countries are pursuing that make this form of health tourism different.

 

Many countries across the world are getting more competitive and developing their own health tourism strategy – competing on quality and price.

 

India and Singapore have become the standard model for cardiac care globally.