If you’re looking for a traditional massage or herbal treatments to aid your discomforts, Saigon has traditional medical centers you can visit. You can also go for acupuncture, and other folk remedies depending on your needs. 

Where can I find traditional medicine in Ho Chi Minh City?

Traditional medicine is still widely available in Saigon. If you’re ever in the need to pick up your supply of traditional medicine products or herbs, you can check out District 5.

Hoa Phong Traditional Medicine Pharmacy

738 Nguyen Trai, D5;

Here you will find all traditional medicine products, from plants to Chinese herbs.

There are also a lot of traditional medicine pharmacies on Hai Thuong Lan Ong street in District 5. English is often scarce.

What traditional medicine centres are available in Ho Chi Minh City?

Here are a few of the traditional medical centers in the city.

CMI (EN, FR, JP)

Cmi-vietnam.com

30 Pham Ngoc Thach, D3;  +84 28 3827 2366

Valérie Cudelou, graduate of the Franco-Vietnamese Traditional Oriental Medicine Institute, practises specialities including acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine.

Hospital of Traditional Medicine (Bệnh Viện Y Học Cổ Truyền Tp.HCM)

187 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, D3; +84 28 3932 6579

In this hospital, the doctors use traditional methods such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and folk remedies. They treat diseases related to the liver, bladder, heart, lungs and infectious diseases. The team consists of experienced doctors and nurses. Special services are available by calling the number above for an appointment.

Institute of Traditional Medicine (Viện Y Dược Học Dân Tộc)

273-275 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan District; +84 28 3844 3047 

The Institute of Traditional Medicine depends on the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Its role is to promote and develop traditional medicine. The Institute defines policies, regulations, and standards for workers in traditional medicine. Beside the Institute there is a garden of medicinal plants.

For more information on traditional medicines, go to Your Guide to Saigon’s Most Popular Traditional Medicine Techniques

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