Health tourism

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Health tourism is travel to improve one's health, such as a visit to a health resort or weight-loss camp. It also includes the practice of travelling to another state in order to benefit from free or less expensive health care, be it surgeries, non invasive procedures, or treatments that are not covered under insurance.

The first Health Tourism trip occurred thousands of years ago when Greek pilgrims traveled from all over the Mediterranean to the small territory in the Saronic Gulf called Epidauria. This territory was the sanctuary of the healing god Asklepios. Epidauria became the original travel destination for health and medical tourism.

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