Seoul, South Korea
Exploring local wellness practices at Gyeongdong Market The traditional of Korean wellness is best understood at Gyeongdong market where locals congregate to cure ailments. Tea shops, ginseng shops, spice vendors and traditional doctors line the many streets of the district. It is important to note that the government subsidizes purchases here, and most transactions are covered by the national health insurance. Wellness is taken very seriously in Korea - a walk through this market will reveal a blend of bizarre remedies for everything from headaches to cancer to the common cold.