Title

Does traditional Chinese medicine attract inbound tourists to China? An investigation from Russian tourists’ perspectives

Document Type

Other

Publication Title

Anatolia

ISSN

13032917

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

662

Last Page

665

PubMed ID

10.1080/13032917.2020.1742170

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

30934

Comments

Ying, T., Wen, J., & Tan, X. (2020). Does traditional Chinese medicine attract inbound tourists to China? An investigation from Russian tourists’ perspectives [Notes]. Anatolia, 31(4), 662-665. https://doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2020.1742170

Abstract

The health and medical functions of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been confirmed in the medical literature. For instance, the approach has been found useful in treating several types of cancer without reported severe adverse effects (Zhai et al., 2019). According to the World Health Organization (2001), traditional medicine is holistic; it incorporates plant-, animal-, and/or mineral-based medicines, spiritual therapies, and manual techniques and exercises, either alone or in combination, to treat and prevent illness and to maintain overall wellbeing. TCM, as the focus of this paper, is one of the oldest surviving forms of traditional medicine and has been gradually adopted by ethnic groups worldwide (Chan, 2005). TCM encompasses a system of healing that developed in China roughly 3,000 years ago, integrating herbal medicine, acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, and other methods (Yu et al., 2006).

DOI

10.1080/13032917.2020.1742170

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