What is medical tourism or health tourism?
Tourism is the third largest industry in the world after the oil and automobile industries. This industry and business has a great impact on the foreign exchange earnings of countries and will definitely become the world’s number one industry in the very near future. With the passage of time and the development of this industry, tourism has gone out of the general state and has been divided into specialized sub-branches such as cultural tourism, sports tourism, adventure tourism, religious tourism, health tourism and others. What underlies this division is the “main intention” of the tourist from tourism. Therefore, people who travel to another country to receive health services (prevention, treatment) are among the health tourists.
What is Medical Tourism or Online Health Tourism?
There are various definitions of medical tourism, sometimes referred to as health tourism or health tourism. The World Tourism Organization (WTO) beautifully defines health tourism as: the use of services that improve or enhance a person’s health and morale (using mineral water, weather, or medical interventions) and outdoors It takes more than 24 hours from where you live. The category of health tourism goes beyond medical tourism. Hot and mineral waters and sludge treatment along with natural facilities also include health tourism. Which may make some people think that health tourism is the only global slogan for health tourism, facilities and services in the first or advanced countries of the world, and prices and costs in the developing countries and the third world.
Online Health Tourism History
Health tourism has existed since ancient Greece and Rome and then spread to many European countries and other parts of the world. From ancient times the people used to go to the river and mineral waters for spiritual relaxation and healing. From ancient times the warm waters have been associated with peace and rejuvenation of human body and mind. Users of such waters have been bathing in hot water and drinking mineral water for centuries. This has boosted people’s morale and energy, which is still the case today.
In the UK, the development of seaside resorts is based on the belief that the use of seawater is beneficial in the treatment of disease. In Europe, many cities are built around mineral springs and medical facilities. Examples can be found in the cities of Baden, Lassana, Moritz and Interlaken in Switzerland, Baden and Wiesbaden in Germany, Vienna in Austria and Budapest in Hungary. In these cities, people used mineral water to treat diseases such as rheumatism, skin infections and indigestion, which were approved by doctors at the time.
In Europe, mineral springs and hydrotherapy clinics received serious attention in the late eighteenth century, and in addition to being equipped with appropriate equipment, the spaces around them were arranged to enjoy the tranquility and tranquility and natural landscapes. In such clinics, medical consulting teams work to prescribe the duration and use of each type of water to treat various diseases. Visitors to such waters are mostly patients with skin disorders, rheumatic pains, arthritis, fatigue and excessive physical exhaustion, gout, inflammation of the vertebrae and spine.
In the United States, people traveled to mineral springs, resorts near the sea. The oldest area of American hot springs is Saratoga, which has been established as a commercial area for about 200 years, providing suitable accommodation and hospitality facilities. Mineral springs near Philadelphia and Virginia can also be mentioned. To maximize the attractiveness of the trip, facilities such as a library, theater, music hall and playgrounds have been created to entertain tourists. Today, people travel to these areas not only for hydrotherapy but also for social entertainment. The people they treat travel and their families use these attractions.
In many cities of Iran, there are natural healing centers
Specialist doctors, suitable tools, technology, sufficient knowledge, suitable amenities, attractive tourist centers, etc. are among the advantages of health tourism in Iran.Today, health tourism is very developed in Iran.
People from neighboring countries and other parts of the world travel to Iran for tourism and medical services. Health tourism services in Iran are of high quality and have lower costs