World Academy of Chinese and Complementary Medicine launched

The Hellenic Academy of Thermal Medicine has set up the World Academy of Chinese and Complementary Medicine in Greece.

It aims to investigate the effectiveness of several already approved complementary methods (acupuncture, ozonotherapy) as well as other methods, always in cooperation with traditional classic Western medicine, which is unified and dominant.

There are 700 thermal springs across Greece and ways are being sought to promote wellness tourism and attract travellers to Greek destinations all year round.

The Hellenic Academy of Thermal Medicine, founded in 2015, is a voluntary health organization based in Athens and dedicated to the development of thermal culture in Greece among professionals of medicine and consumers. It intends to be a recognized seat for study and research of natural factors (spring mineral water, mud, seaweed, seawater, climate). The president is Professor of Dermatology Konstantinos Kouskoukis from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

A key goal of the Academy is to establish scientific collaboration with medical and technical associations interested in thermal medicine and related activities, to strengthen and enhance the therapeutic efficiency of thermal treatments for the immediate benefit of patients.