Medical Tourism is traveling to another country to receive medical care or treatment. There are many different reasons why one might do this, such as to save money or to seek a treatment that is not available in one’s home country. Immigrants sometimes return to their country of birth for a medical procedure because they feel more comfortable there or because they have family there that will help them during the recovery process. Medical tourism is a growing industry and in 2017 alone, between 14 and 16 million people traveled outside their home country to receive a medical treatment. It is estimated that the global medical tourism market is worth between $45.5 and $72 billion., Long known for its wholistic approach to health and well-being, the popular Ayurvedic of India is world renown (Figure 1). Today for more serious medical procedures, India is a sought-after medical tourism and medical travel destination.
Authored by: Fred DeMicco, Jackie Guzman