Numerous people today, particularly those from America, Europe and Australia are seeking alternative treatments in Asian countries. Oftentimes, they find Asian treatments more affordable than in their own place and being in a different country also allows them to visit great tourist attractions at the same time. That’s hitting two birds with one stone.
China, India and Thailand are among the Asian countries that offer a wide range of alternative treatments also called complementary or alternative medicine (CAM). These include herbal therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, ayurveda and hypnosis, among many others.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the U.S. classifies these treatments as mind-body medicine, whole medical systems, biologically-based practices, energy medicine and manipulative and body-based practices. They can also be a combination of these categories.