Beijing introduces new TCM packages

China has launched a set of new traditional Chinese medicine packages to attract international patients to Beijing.

Thirty packages of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for international tourists have been launched by the Beijing municipal administration.

The packages, the first in Beijing, cover 30 symptoms such as insomnia and headaches. Fifteen hospitals are listed.

The packages offer effective treatment and whole-process services at a reasonable cost, with tourist programmes for patients during their stay in Beijing.

Beijing is rich in TCM resources, with 14 top level and 20 second-level TCM hospitals, as well as a large number of TCM clinics.

The National Tourism Administration and the State Administration of TCM will establish 10 national TCM tourism demonstration areas, 100 TCM tourism demonstration bases and 1,000 TCM tourism demonstration projects within three years.