USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
China
Home / China / Society

200,000 foreigners visit China for traditional medicine treatment annually

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-09-28 17:11
HOHHOT - About 200,000 foreign patients come to China every year seeking traditional Chinese medicine treatment, a senior health official said Thursday.

Ma Jianzhong, deputy head of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, told a medical exposition in Inner Mongolia autonomous region that traditional Chinese medicine had gained increased recognition around the world.

Ma said that other than treating hundreds of thousands of foreign patients, China trained about 13,000 foreign students in traditional Chinese medicine every year.

He said the country had also opened 16 overseas centers in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Based on Chinese philosophy and traditions, traditional Chinese medicine is entirely different medical from western medicine. It puts more emphasis on maintaining the balance and harmony of the human body's energy than treating specific ailments.

Some of the most widely known forms of traditional Chinese medicine include acupuncture, cupping, massage and herbal medicines.

Editor's picks
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US