Many people look to the Traditional Medicine Hospital of Da Nang for alternatives to modern pharmaceutical medicine. The staff of the Traditional Medicine Hospital takes great care to bring to their patients the highest quality traditional herbs for health and healing. Some herbs they source commercially. Others they grow themselves and still others they secure on expeditions into nearby wilderness areas. In fact, Professor Nguyen Tap, a respected researcher from the National Institute of Medicinal Materials recently determined that there are over 600 types of medicinal herbs growing in the rural areas of Da Nang.