Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medicine practice. It is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncturists believe that medical problems are the result of disturbances in the flow of life energy. Through the insertion of needles, they pinpoint specific areas of the body to move the energy and promote healing.
Acupuncture has become a highly-sought treatment by international medical tourists. They flock to alternative therapy because modern medicine has not solved their problems. Conventional treatments have been largely ineffective for chronic conditions, and many foreign tourists see a promising solution in medical travel. Acupuncture is a safe procedure, and it produces very few side effects. Medical tourism treatments are available in China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and other countries where Chinese medicine has been practiced for centuries.