Life expectancy for men:
74 years (2019)
Life expectancy for women:
80 years (2019)
Ancient wellness culture meets modern life and market opportunities.
China has deep wellness traditions, knowledge, and practices that date back thousands of years. In recent years, the world has discovered and incorporated many Chinese wellness modalities, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tai chi, qigong, bodywork practices like tui na, and reflexology massage. Perhaps less well known are the philosophical and cultural underpinnings of how Chinese people view the connections among mind, body, spirit, nature, community, and the universe. In the growing wellness movement, Chinese consumers are merging Western wellness practices with their own traditions and culture to meet the challenges of modern life, creating new pathways for a healthy life and new opportunities for businesses and innovations.
Asia-Pacific Statistics & Facts
GWI Resources and Reports on Wellness in China
Wellness Evidence Highlight
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Chinese medicine is a broad term encompassing many different modalities and traditions of healing. They share a common heritage of technique and theory rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy (Taoism), elements of which are believed to date back over 5,000 years.
GWI Hot Springs Initiative Resources for China
Crisis and Opportunities for the Chinese Hot Springs Industry in Year 2020
Asia Hot Spring Industry Overview 2016
Global Wellness Summit Country Briefing Papers for China
2015 Joy Menzies, Managing Director, Destination Spa Management China
2014 Clive McNish , General Manager , GOCO Retreat Niutuo
2013 Tan Lily, General Manager, Ocean City Hot Spring
2011 Fifi Kao, Chief Editor, SinoMedia Co. Ltd.
2010 Fifi Kao, Editor-in-Chief, SpaChina