South Korea
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Alternative medicine in South Korea features hundreds of specialized centers for foreign patients

South Korea is home to dozens of centers of alternative medicine where only non-surgical treatment is applied. This is especially effective in treating diseases of spine and joints. Traditional methods of Korean medicine such as acupuncture with bee venom, paraffin wraps, and the use of local herbs proved to be no less effective than modern Western approach.

While most clinics in South Korea offer latest surgical equipment including robotic surgery, 30% of local patients consult complementary and alternative medicine specialists. Foreign patients looking for non-traditional treatment methods in Asia also browse alternative medicine in India. 

In most cases, overseas patients seek traditional medicine treatments in South Korea to treat:

  • back pain
  • stroke
  • chemotherapy side effects
  • allergies
  • ulcers
  • etc.