Beijing, the capital of wellness This supplement is brought to you by Biz Events Asia in collaboration with the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development
Reclaim your wellbeing Understand what Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is and how it can benefit local and international meeting and incentive groups. As an event professional, it is important to maintain proper physical and mental health to be able to produce the quality of events being organised and to manage those high level of stresses. Stiff competition, tight deadlines and plenty of pressure in the business events industry can tire event professionals and drain motivation. Companies reward their top achievers and offer retreats for top executives to rejuvenate and motivate, and have been increasingly integrating health and wellness elements to their meeting and incentive programmes.
The emergence of TCM The TCM regimen, a pearl in traditional Chinese culture, boosts vitality, prevents diseases, maintain health and aims to achieve longevity through food, medicine, acupuncture, massage, and more. Forms of TCM include: • Taijiquan (Chinese shadow boxing) • A fitness exercise with strong Chinese national characteristics, also known as medical gymnastics that prevent diseases, maintain fitness and prolong life. • Qigong • Unique to China, this involves a combination of calm meditation, deep breathing and slow but focused movements. Regular practice can promote physical fitness as it facilitates blood circulation, digestion and other body functions. • Acupuncture • An ancient and mysterious Chinese therapy to treat diseases. It prevents and controls diseases by keeping the meridian channels open to promote blood circulation and coordinate organ functions. • Moxibustion • A therapy that uses moxa or other drugs to cauterise and press acupoints so that heat and drug effects will travel through the meridians, benefitting the body systems.
• Massage • Not your usual relaxing spa treatment, masseurs manipulate specific parts of the human body to open up meridians, promote blood circulation and alleviate pain. • Cupping • A medical heritage of China, the air in the cup is heated to create a vacuum so as to be sucked to a skin area. The local thermal stimulation and suction effect will dispel cold and dampness, and relieve swelling and pain. • Pedicure • Massaging the soles of the feet can invigorate and strengthen the body, prevent premature aging and contribute to the overall health and longevitiy. • Scraping • Skin scraping is a therapy to scrap the skin, which facilitates blood circulation, boost metabolism, eliminate toxins and produce other health effects. • Hot spring • The rich minerals in the natural hot spring yields healing advantages for people who bathes in it or ingests it. The bath warms and opens up meridian channels, boosts energy and blood circulation, and promotes physical and mental rehabilitation. • Medicated diet • Using a combination of TCM and medicinal food, this diet prevents and cures diseases, as well as promote physical health and longevity. • Eight trigrams boxing • The name, which is sometimes translated to “eight pieces of brocade” or “eight silken movements”, refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterise and impart a silken quality to the body and its energy.
The Beijing Municipal Administration of TCM suggests that we should nourish the liver in spring, heart in summer, lungs in autumn and kidney in winter. The stomach and spleen should be nourished in all four seasons.
Foods suitable for spring:
Low-fat as well as vitamin- and mineralrich foods, such as fresh vegetables, including shepherd’s purse, rapeseed, celery, spinach, Indian kalimeris, Chinese wolfberries, Chinese toon, dandelion, etc.
Foods suitable for summer:
A sustainable legacy Beijing’s rich resources and strong culture of TCM have made the practice more professional and accessible to international visitors. The capital city of China leads the country in TCM diagnosis and treatment. As people from all over the globe increasingly cultivate natural, simple and green lifestyles, TCM has unavoidably gained popularity among foreigners who thought it mysterious and attractive.
Eggplant, fresh lotus root, bean sprouts, towel gourd, cucumber, melon, watermelon, tomatoes, plum soup, bean soup and other foods that relieve summer heat.
Foods suitable for autumn:
Sesame, glutinous rice, rice, honey, loquat, pineapple and pear nourishes the lungs; Chinese yam and coix seeds, for example, strengthens the spleen and stomach.
Foods suitable for winter:
Angelica, Chinese wolfberries, walnuts, jujubes, longan pulp, mutton, and chicken.
The Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Department and the Beijing Municipal Administration of TCM co-founded the leading group on TCM cultural tourism in 2011 to build its demonstration bases. To date, 21 demonstration bases have been set up, with another eight under construction.
Before each travel, it is always ideal to have a medical check-up. As difficult as it may sound, try choosing destinations and schedules according to your physical condition to avoid burnout.
In 2014, the China National Tourism Administration and State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine signed the Cooperation Agreement on Promoting the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine Health Tourism.
Some of the emergency supplies to bring along include:
In recent years, a steady increase in demand for TCM health tours among domestic and foreign visitors has prompted the committee of tourism development of Beijing to create a joint partnership with travel agencies and related units to launch a series of TCM-related products and services in order to enhance Beijing’s tourism characteristics and disseminate the Chinese culture of traditional Chinese medicine. Together with eight travel agencies, the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Department and the Beijing Municipal Administration of TCM have worked out a number of cultural tourism routes and itineraries, which will be listed in the following pages of this supplement. Meeting and incentive groups looking to incorporate fitness and wellness programmes into their itineraries can take advantage of the myriad options available in Beijing. These include learning about what a TCM culture tourism administration base is, going on a health preservation tour, experiencing Chinese medication health cultivation culture, and more.
• A small bottle of potassium permanganate for disinfecting wounds; a handful of cotton wool to clean wounds; a scarf to keep warm, which can also be used as a tourniquet to dress wounds. • Paracetamol, compound aspirin (for pain or inflammation), artificial cow bezoar (believed to have the power of a universal antidote against any poison), essential balm, cold & flu tablets, and more.
144-hour visa-free transit Go further with the 144-Hour Visa Free Policy when you travel for a third country (or region). Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei province will simultaneously implement the 144-hour visa free policy in 2017. Foreign nationals must meet the following requirements to gain 144-hour visa exemption: • A passport issued by the 51 countries covered by the 144-Hour Visa Free Policy. • Foreign nationals in transit through the Beijing Capital International Airport with valid international travel documents and air tickets for a third destination country (or region) who will travel within 144 hours. • Meet the entry requirements for their destination country (or region). A foreign national who meets the requirements may submit a request to the airline company that carries him/ her to Beijing, and the airline company or the passenger shall apply to the exit and entry frontier inspection authority at the airport that will grant temporary entry for eligible passengers upon verification. During the visa exemption period, such travellers are allowed to move within the administrative precincts of Beijing Municipality.
Countries eligible for the policy Travellers from the following 51 countries may apply for the 144-hour transit visa exemption: • 37 countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania. • Six countries in the Americas: The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile. • Two countries in Oceania: Australia and New Zealand. • Six Asian countries: the Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates and Qatar. For further enquiries, contact the Beijing General Station of Exit and Entry Frontier Inspection: +8610 5609 5400 Ministry of Public Security website: www.mps.gov.cn
Tax refund policy - Tourists and those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who have stayed in China for less than 183 consecutive days are entitled to a departure tax refund. - A tax refund rate of 11 percent is applicable within 90 days of the goods bought on the same day in one store and with a value of over RMB500. - Application form of tax refund must be obtained from designated stores.
Choose your itinerary Whether you are staying in Beijing for 48 hours, 72 hours or 144 hours, our destination management specialists have got them covered with these itineraries. Two-day Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine Experience Tour
Afternoon National Theater, Qianmen Ancient Street & the famous Tongrentang Pharmacy
As recommended by Ctrip.com International Ltd.
Day One • • • • •
Tian’an men Square Forbidden City Prince Gong’s Mansion Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Wangfujing Pedestrian Street
• The Badaling section of Great Wall • Summer Palace • Tsinghua University • Stroll around the Bird Nest and Water Cube Olympic venues For bookings and more information please contact us: Website: www.ctrip.com Phone: 400-830-6666/400-820-6666
Five-day Beijing Health Cultivation Tour As recommended by China International Travel Service Limited, Head Office (CITS)
• Arrival in Beijing - Meet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure
• Beijing Morning - Temple of Heaven (UNESCO) and learn to practice Taiji - Forbidden City (UNESCO)
• Beijing Morning - Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall (UNESCO) - Lunch at a farm house tasting farmer’s organic food and experience the rural life Afternoon - Enjoy a foot massage Evening - Dinner at a Peking roast duck restaurant
• Beijing Morning - Lavish Summer Palace (UNESCO) Afternoon - Lunch at Taishenxianghe Resort for a taste of traditional health-preserving cuisine - At leisure Evening - Enjoy the Legend of Kung Fu performance
• Leave Beijing - Transfer to airport for your flight home For bookings and more information please contact us: Website: www.cits.net Phone: +86-10-85228079
Six-day Beijing Health Cultivation Tour
Not concerned about the 144-hour free visa policy and coming from somewhere as far as Europe? TUI China Travel Co. Ltd. recommends the following sixday itinerary:
Day One • - -
Arrival in Beijing Your tour guide will meet you at the airport Transfer to your hotel to get some rest for the following day’s adventures
Morning - Tian’anmen Square - Forbidden City Afternoon - Visit the International Medical Department of Dongzhimen Hospital - Visit the Temple of Heaven - Lunch at a local Chinese restaurant Evening - Dinner at Taste Beijing Roast Duck
Morning - Stroll around the Bird Nest and Water Cube Olympic Venues to glance at Beijing’s modernity - Visit the Beijing Tibetan and Ethnic Medicine Hospital Afternoon - Have an opportunity to enjoy a medicinal meal in a local restaurant recommended by Beijing Tourism Development Commission - Take an optional excursion to Summer Palace
Morning - Explore Badaling Great Wall. Afternoon - Enjoy lunch at Tai Shen Xiang He Resort, a local Traditional Chinese Medicine featured restaurant - Visit museum “YU SHENG TANG” Evening - Enjoy the fascinating acrobatics after dinner
Morning - Learn the relaxing meditative movements of Tai Chi at Jingshan Park - Visit centrally located, Lama Buddhist Temple. - Enjoy the Hutong alleyway tour in Houhai by bicycle taxi Afternoon - Lunch with a local family - Visit The Museum of Chinese Museum Medicine, experience Auricular acupuncture and learn Baduanjin Qi Gong exercise movements
• Departure from Beijing - Transfer to the airport for return flight to Europe. For bookings and more information please contact us: Website: http://www.tui.cn/en/ Phone: +86 (0)10 8519 8800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Six-day Beijing Health Cultivation Tour
Destination Asia China Co. Ltd. recommends the following six-day itinerary:
• Arrival in Beijing Capital International Airport
Day Two - - - - -
Tian’anmen Square Temple of Heaven Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on to your next stop Enter the Forbidden City Peking Duck Welcome Dinner
Day Three - - - -
Yushengtang Chinese Medicine Museum Tour Great Wall of China Enjoy a wellness lunch at Taishen Xianghe Mansion before continuing on to your next stop Lecture and Foot Massage at a Local Chinese Medicine Hospital
Day Four - - - - -
Dongzhimen TCM Hospital Enjoy lunch at a Western restaurant before continuing on to your next stop TCM Wellness Garden at the Temple of Earth Practice Baduanjin Gulou TCM Hospital
- Hutong Tour with Rickshaw Ride - Enjoy lunch with a local family and learn how to make dumplings - Tongrentang TCM Pharmacy
• Departure from Beijing - Transfer to the airport for your flight out from Beijing For bookings and more information please contact us: Website: http://www.destination-asia.com/ Phone: +86 10 8446 7622 All itineraries in this supplement are for reference only.
8 TCM sanctuaries to immerse into These TCM-themed resorts provide the much needed respite from the stresses and fatigue of daily life to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. Jinhai Lake
Jinyu Fengshan Hotspring Resort
Beijing Ri Yue Lian Shan TCM Health Tourism Base
Beijing Shan Shui Wen Yuan Jin Hai Lake Resort, spans an area of 22 sq km, and hosts the largest comprehensive water entertainment in Beijing at 6.7 sq km. Jinhai Lake 121 International Anti-aging Center, built by Riverside Group, accumulates more than 20 years of experience from Lanserhof to create the international top-level anti-aging-oriented International Medical Center and high-end holiday medical platform. Website: www.bjjiuhuashanzhuang.com The resort is a hot spring spa and leisurely health centre that offers a combination of beauty services and hydrotherapy. Hot spring water is extracted from ground that is 1,800 metres below earth surface. The resort offers Chinese herbal medicine bath, far-infrared light wave bath, milk bath, ganoderma and ginseng bath and other forms of bath. Website: www.chunhuiyuan.cn
This is a tourist map of the park, covering an area of about 21,000 square metres, consisting of an indoor hot spring area of 16,000 square metres and outdoor spring of 5,000 square metres. In terms of functions, the park is divided into three zones: recreational, hydrotherapy and fitness, and sightseeing hot spring zones. It provides services 24/7. Website: www.fsdj.cn Phone: +86 010-60711188
This TCM Health Tourism Base located in Cha Peng Gou Valley, in Ping Gu District, Beijing, has up to 95 percent of green plants coverage, together with dozens of wild Chinese herbal medicine. Beijing Ri Yue Lian Shan TCM Health Tourism Base is the one and only sericulture-and-mulberry-themed TCM tourism base, has medicinal mulberry base of more than 300 mus.
Beijing Crouching Tiger Villa Park
More than 50 kinds of herbs that can be used as both medicine and food are planted in the park. It is a place to learn about TCM culture. Lying between green mountains and clear rivers, the park has become a summer resort with idyllic beauty. Website: www.guokaiyuan.com
Beijing Caogentang Farm
In the farm, dozens of Chinese medicinal herbs grow in small tree-lined yards of various shapes. There, guests can experience farming, learn about herbal medicines, enjoy food and entertainment and engage in youthful outdoor activities. Website: www.bjcgtnc.com
Beijing Aihuitang Chinese Medicine
Beijing Aihuitang Chinese Medicine is committed to inheriting and disseminating traditional Chinese moxibustion. Aihuitang Chinese Medicine provides a variety of therapies such as moxibustion, acupuncture, massage, osteopathy, cupping and stone needle therapy. Website: https://aihuitang.com.cn/ Phone: +86 10 8802 9690
Beijing Medicinal Plant Garden, affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Home to more than 2,000 plant species, the medicinal plant garden is known as a 3D Compendium of Materia Medica, the most complete TCM classics. The garden also features a herbal medicine green house and a herbal medicine museum. The garden serves as a window to showcase Chinaâ€™s long TCM history and a platform for communication between Chinese and foreign researchers specialising in medicinal plants. Website: www.implad.ac.cn
TCM knowledge hub Health cultivation and cultural tourism demonstration bases in Beijing represent the remarkable history and traditional Chinese medical capabilities that the city possesses. Museum of Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Founded in September of 1990, the Museum of Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine is a professionally managed museum with a rich collection of traditional Chinese medicinal relics and substances. Covering an area of 1,500 sq m, the museum consists of two sections: the Exhibition of Chinese Medical History and the Exhibition of Chinese Materia Medica. The museum has played an important role in teaching and research of TCM, and the international exchange of TCM between China and the world as well as popularizing TCM knowledge.
The Exhibition of Chinese Medical History has a collection of more than 1,000 medicinal objects and 200 ancient medical books. It tells a chronological story of TCM development spanning thousands of years, charting the achievements of traditional Chinese and ethnic minority medicine.
The Exhibition of Chinese Materia Medica showcases more than 5,000 pieces of over 2,800 varieties of medicinal specimens. The Comprehensive TCM Exhibition Hall shows about 600 TCM varieties and more than 1,500 TCM specimens as well as hundreds of color photos of medicinal herbs.
Combining modern technology with TCM, the Digital Museum of Chinese Medicine was established in 2004 and allows a wider audience to learn about Chinese medicine through the internet.
Visitors can make sachets themselves according to formulas provided by the museum, and make posters by using TCM drug pieces which are memorable. They can also enhance their knowledge on medicine. Phone: +86 10 64089133
Chinese Medicine History Museum
Established in 1982, the Chinese Medicine History Museum has more than 1,000 precious collections and is known as the medical history museum boasting the richest collection and longest time span. The ancient portraits of ancient famous TCM doctors and manuscripts from famous doctors in Chinese history have high research value. The museum systematically displays the origin, formation and development of Chinese medicine and its achievements.
The museum has a collection of TCM cultural relics from different Chinese dynasties like prehistoric stone needle, ax and sickle, imperial medical books and ancient medicine books as well as ceramic, bronze and jade medical tools.
The museum has received hundreds of thousands visitors including the great British sinologist Joseph Needham, Japanese historian Yabuuti Kiyosi, and American historian Nathan Sivin since its foundation. Ding Dahai, a descendant of Qing physician Ding Fubao, donated to the museum when it opened. Website: http://bowuguan.bucm.edu.cn/ Phone: +86 10 64286835/64286845
Beijing Yushengtang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum
There are seven parts of historical relics exhibited in the museum, which are the outlook of Yushengtang Drugstore in the Qing Dynasty, the statues of medical sages, traditional Chinese medical instruments in different dynasties, the samples of Chinese herbal medicine in ancient time, the packages for ancient Chinese herbal medicine, the medical books and magazines of different dynasties, and modern medical prescriptions and medical cases. Additional, Yushengtang also displays thousands of Chinese ancient pottery toys, old posters and other types of ancient relics. As the first private traditional Chinese medicine museum in China, Yushengtang museum was awarded as a national propaganda and education base of traditional Chinese medicine culture by State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Yushengtang selects several collections from Yushengtang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum and exhibits them in Experience Center, in order to acquaint foreign visitors with traditional Chinese medicine.
Seminar for Regimen
Yushengtang Experience Center invites many experts and savants to lecture the traditional Chinese medicine culture and traditional health care skills to foreign visitors.
TCM Consultancy for emotional dysfunction
Yushengtang Experience Center engages many senior herbalist doctors to provide the medical consultation by traditional Chinese medical skills. Website: www.yst1608.com Email: Yushengtang1608@126.com Phone: +86 10 81788271
Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services for International Patients Beijing, the birth place of China’s first ever Nobel Prize in medicine, which is deeply rooted and in TCM. Believe in TCM in the age of science and find the below guide to accredited health care providers and their quality services for international patients. The below 16 organisations have been designated by Beijing Pistis International TCM Service to provide 31 different TCM services. Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences • • • •
Children nasal diseases treated with Sun’s Chinese herbal sequential therapy Assessment and intervention to degenerated cardiovascular diseases by combination of Chinese and western medicine TCM treatment and rehabilitation for cancer patient Insomnia managed by integrated TCM therapies
Beijing Emperor Special Hospital of Femur Head Necrosis • •
TCM treatment for femur head necrosis TCM treatment for osteoarthritis of knee joint
Eye Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences •
TCM prevention and treatment for diseases of optic nerve and retina
ReLife International Medical Center •
TCM treatment for varicose vein
Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Dongzhimen Hospital • •
Acupuncture treatment for headache TCM treatment for chronic pain
Beijing Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine • • •
Combination of acupuncture and massage for treating prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc Three steps acupuncture for treating child cerebral palsy TCM treatment for infertility
Beijing Tian Tan Hospital, Capital Medical University • •
Integrative diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis/Neuromyelitis Optica with TCM Integrative diagnosis and treatment of Cerebral Glioma with TCM
China-Japan Friendship Hospital •
Inflammatory arthropathy managed by TCM comprehensive strengthening sequential therapy
Beijing Massage Hospital • •
Tuina treatment for cervical spondylopathy and lumbago Tuina treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome
Beijing Bo’ai Hospital, China Rehabilitation Research Center • •
Rehabilitation treatment of prolapse of lumbar intervertebral disc with Integrated Chinese and Western medicine Rehabilitation treatment of spinal cord injury with Integrated Chinese and Western medicine
Beijing TCM Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University • • •
TCM comprehensive therapy for diabetic foot TCM treatment for psoriasis Acupuncture for migraine
Beijing Dacheng TCM Acupuncture Hospital Co., Ltd • •
Pain treated by Chengs Acupuncture technique Insomnia treated by Chengs Acupuncture technique
Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences • • •
Prevention and treatment of stenosis after a stent is deployed in the coronary artery by TCM activating blood circulation therapy Anti-wrinkle or chloasma reduction by nano-chip technology and nature herbal medicine Prevention and treatment of intestinal cancer in TCM
Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine •
TCM intervention on high risk cancerous population
The GU LOU Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Of Beijing •
Femoral head necrosis treated by TCM
China Tibetology Research Center Beijing Tibetan Hospital International Medical Department •
Chronic joint’s pain managed with Tibetan medicine
Call the Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine helpline for more details: +86 10 8800 1800.
Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development introduces Traditional Chinese Medicine tours for business events in this supplement.
Published on Apr 18, 2017
Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development introduces Traditional Chinese Medicine tours for business events in this supplement.