Traditional Medicine 2018
Traditional Medicine is also known as indigenous or folk medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Traditional Medicine as the sum total of the knowledge, aids, and practices based on the theories, opinions, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. Practices known as Traditional Medicines include Ayurveda, Siddha Medicine, Unani, Ancient Iranian Medicine, Islamic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Traditional Korean Medicine, Acupuncture.
Sessions & Tracks
Unani medicine is also known as the Unani Tibb or Islamic medicine. The theory states that it is the traditional system of healing and maintenance of health which is mainly observed in South Asia. The practice of Unani completely relies on natural healing, the basic principles being harmony and balance which unites the physical, mental, and spiritual realms. The primary goal of Unani treatment is to abolish various disorders and ailments and to normalize and balance external factors such as air, water, food etc.
Traditional Acupuncture Therapy
From thousands of years Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries. It involves stimulating specific points on the body. This is most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin. Acupuncture reduces nausea and vomiting and relieves body pain after surgery and chemotherapy. It increases the activity of our body's pain-relieving chemicals.
- Veterinary Acupuncture
Homeopathy in Medical Treatment
Homeopathy is a strategy of therapeutic treatment in the false view that certain infections can be cured by giving little medication to an individual which would show signs of the illness. Its branches are classified broadly as Isopathy - a type of "homeopathic immunization", Blossom arrangements, Veterinary homeopathy: homeopathy utilized as a treatment for different creatures.
Chinese and Oriental Medicine
Chinese or Oriental Medicine is a style of traditional medicine built on the foundations of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice that includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise and dietary therapy. The practice of Oriental Medicine includes not only acupuncture, but also herbal medicine, nutrition, Tui Na (a form of therapeutic massage), and Qi Gong (also known as breathing exercises). All of these methods share an equally long history of development, usage, and effectiveness in the maintenance of health, and the treatment of disease.
Tui na (is a form of massage akin to Acupressure)
Cupping : A type of Chinese massage by placing several glass "cups" on the body
Die-da : for the treatment of trauma and injuries
Chinese food therapy: the medicinal uses of food
Naturopathy: An art and science of healthy living
Naturopathy is a drugless system of healing based on well-founded philosophy. It has its own concept of health and disease and also principle of treatment. Naturopathy is a very old science. The showing of naturopathic pharmaceutical merges exhibit based naturopathic sedate, present day and standard, shrewd, naturopathic medicines and practices, rather than evidence-based medicine.
Diet Therapy: Food is regarded as Medicine in Naturopathy.
Fasting Therapy: Fasting is an important treatment modality for health preservation.
Mud Therapy: Mud is one of five elements of nature having immense impact on the body both in health and sickness.
Hydrotherapy: The treatment of disorders using different forms of water.
Colon Hydrotherapy: It is the process of cleansing and flushing out colon or large intestine.
Massage Therapy: a modality of Naturopathy and quite essential for maintaining good health
- Chromo Therapy: Seven colours of Sun rays have different therapeutic effects.
Herbal Medicine: Curing in a Natural way
A Herb is defined as a plant or part of a plant that is used for its aroma, essence and therapeutic properties. Herbal Medicines come under the sub-category of dietary supplement. They are available in the market in the form of tablets, capsules, powders and extracts. Herbal Medicine is mainly used to improve the quality of health of people. Herbalism is a combination of Alternate Medicine and pseudoscience. The use of many components derived from plant origin is the basis for evidence based pharmaceutical drugs which are key components in Modern medicine. The phenomenon of use of plant derived medications in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ailments is termed as Phytotherapy. It is a medical practice which is entirely relied on science.
Traditional Korean Medicine
Traditional Korean Medicine does not attempt to learn about the body by dissection, experimentation or analysis, but instead observes natural bodily functions as they appear in order to diagnose an illness or ailment. It also never limits the cause of even the most minor ailment to a local one, but examines the entire body to find the reason for the condition. By correcting the bodily imbalance rather than performing surgery or other invasive procedure, it adopts a natural cure approach. In other words, Korean medicine does not just treat the phenomena created by the illness, but seeks to discover its cause, which is then either eliminated or improved.
Traditional African Medicine
One of the methods of healing which has been found on its own concept and effort of health and disease is called traditional medicine. The various types include Herbal medicine, Hydrotherapy, Radiant healing therapy, Venesection and many more.Traditional African Medicine is an alternative medicine which is a mixture of indigenous herbalism and African spirituality. TAM Practitioners can cure various disorders for instance cancers, psychiatric problems, BP, cholera, CNS disorders such as epilepsy and COPD such as asthma, eczema, fever, anxiety, depression, benign prostatic hyperplasia, urinary tract infections, gout, and healing of wounds and burns, Ebola.
Folk medicine originated from the early man’s approaches to natural events. In a society where belief was considered great importance, the remedy to cure diseases was beyond imagination. This led to the invention or discovery of folk medicine. Various practices include anthropology, sociology, medicine and pharmacology. Folk medicine is different from modern medicine; the only difference is the cause of the disease. The cause of the disease is explained by germ theory in modern medicine, whereas according to folk medicine it is said that due to the presence of supernatural theory and magic diseases occurs.
Ancient Greek Medicine
In Ancient Greek medicine illness was initially observed as a divine punishment and healing as, quite literally, a gift from the gods. However, by the 5th century BCE, there were attempts to identify the material causes for illnesses rather than spiritual ones and this led to a move away from superstition towards scientific enquiry, although, in reality, the two would never be wholly separated. Greek medical practitioners, then, began to take a greater interest in the body itself and to explore the connection between cause and effect, the relation of symptoms to the illness itself and the success or failure of various treatments.
Japanese Medicine (Kampo)
Kampo is the modern system of medicine which is practiced in Japan. This system is based on TCM with a hint of Japanese culture. This system of medicine is completely based on prescription of herb formulas, hence referred as the herbal system of china. Kampo medicine system uses different approaches and diagnostic methodologies in the treatment of various ailments, some of which include:
Anma (Tuina- An Ancient massage technique)
Moxibustion (heat therapy)
The therapy which involves the healing of whole person-the body, mind and soul is termed as Holistic Therapy. This form of therapy is very much essential for the optimal wellbeing and health of the people. According to this therapy/theory the primary goal of Holistic Medicine is to achieve optimal health which can only be attained by maintaining proper balance in life. Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the various parts in a person’s body are interlinked or interconnected to each other and hence if one part of the body gets effected, it leads to a disturbance in the other body parts as well. So a slight disturbance in their health leads to the overall break down of the human body.
Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine
This deals with the natural drugs derived from organisms such as plants, microbes, and animals. Many important drugs including morphine, atropine, galanthamine, etc. have produced from natural sources which are used in drug discovery. Pharmacognosy is also a part of Traditional medicine and herbal medicines are still used by most of the countries in the world. Accordingly, pharmacognosy always retains its popularity in pharmaceutical sciences and plays a critical role in drug discovery.
Ayurveda: The science of health
Ayurveda Medication, is an arrangement of solution with chronicled establishes in the Indian subcontinent Ayurveda treatments and practices have been coordinated all in all health applications and too now and again in medicinal utilize. Ayurvedic specialists respect physical presence, mental presence, and identity as a unit, with every component having the capacity to impact the others. This is an all-encompassing methodology utilized amid determination and treatment, and is a principal part of Ayurveda. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their origins in Ayurveda. Ayurveda practitioners had developed various Medicinal Preparations and surgical procedures from at least the beginning of the Common Era.
Kayacikitsa: General medicine
salakyatantra: treatment of ailments affecting ears, eyes, nose, mouth, etc. ("ENT")
Bhutavidya: pacification of possessing spirits, and the people whose minds are affected by such possession
Iranian medicine: Bringing ancient therapies to light
The practice and study of medicine in Persia has a long and prolific history. The Iranian academic centres like Gundeshapur University (3rd century AD) was breeding ground for the union among great scientists from different civilizations. These centres successfully followed their predecessors’ theories and greatly extended their scientific research through history. Persians were the first establishers of modern hospital system. In recent years, some experimental studies have indeed evaluated medieval Iranian medical remedies using modern scientific methods. These studies raised the possibility of revival of traditional treatments on the basis of evidence-based medicine. The Vendidad, one of the surviving texts of the Zend-Avesta, distinguishes three kinds of medicine: medicine by the knife (surgery), medicine by herbs, and medicine by divine words; and the best medicine was, according to the Vendidad, healing by divine words.
Related Associations and Universities
Global Universities of Traditional Medicine:
Traditional Medicine Universities in Europe:
European University of the Atlantic| BPP University| The International Academy of Osteopathy| University of Birmingham| University of South Wales| College of Integrated Chinese Medicine|University of Worcester|Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine|The Institute of Chinese Medicine| London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine| Barcelona College Of Chiropractic| London South Bank University| Kensington and Chelsea College|Danube University Krems|Leeds Beckett University|Cardiff Metropolitan University|University of Roehampton| University of Derby| The International College of Oriental Medicine| University of Greenwich| University of South Wales| University of Bolton|University of Malta|International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) |Northern College of Acupuncture|Bjorknes College| Glyndwr University| University of Westminster|Shulan College of Chinese Medicine| Bangor University|
Universities of Traditional Medicine in the USA:
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine|Bastyr University| Florida College of Integrative Medicine|Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine|Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine|Emperor’s College School of Five Branches University| Traditional Oriental Medicine| Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley| New England School of Acupuncture| Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine| The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine | Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego| Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences| Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture| Han University of Traditional Medicine| South Baylo University| University of East-West Medicine| Southern California University of Health Sciences| American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine| Institute of Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine| Maryland University of Integrative Health| Northwestern Health Sciences University| Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine| Tri-State College of Acupuncture| Texas Health and Science University| New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine| National College of Natural Medicine| Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine| Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine | Swedish Institute: School of Acupuncture and Oriental Studies| National University of Natural Medicine|Texas Health & Science University| Virginia University of Oriental Medicine| Midwest College of Oriental Medicine| University of Bridgeport|American Institute of Alternative Medicine| Han University of Traditional Medicine|Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture| St. Catherine State University| Oregon College of Oriental Medicine| San Franscico State University
Asian Traditional Medicine Universities:
Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine| Seoul National University| Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Liaoning University of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Zhejiang Chinese Medical University| Beijing University of Chinese Medicine| Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine| Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine| Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine| Graduate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taiwan| Meiji University of Integrative Medicine| Japan School of Acupuncture| Hokkaido Acupuncture School| Chiang Mai University |China Academy of Chinese Medical Science| Institute of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong| Korean Traditional Medicine, Korea| Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Kyung Hee University| Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine|Beijing University of Chinese Medicine| Indian Institute of Alternative Medicine’s & Natural Healing|Indian Acupuncture Training & Research Institute|Ashtang Ayurved and Panchkarma| The Chinese University of Hong Kong| The Holistic Institute, Dubai| Osmania Medical College
European Societies of Traditional Medicine :
The Herb Society UK| European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioner’s Association| European Federation for Complementary and Alternative Medicine| The Northern Ireland Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine| Swiss Professional Organization for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Switzerland| The Ayurvedic Practitioners Association UK|The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, United Kingdom| European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association|The Association for Natural Medicine in Europe|British Acupuncture Council| British Complementary Medicine Association|British Herbal Medicine Association| Swedish Acupuncture Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sweden| British Homeopathic Association| British Medical Acupuncture Society|European Central Council of Homeopaths|Research Council for Complementary Medicine, UK|European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy
Asian Traditional Medicine Societies:
Asia Herb Association| Acupuncture Association of India| Indian Integrated Acupuncture Association (Iiaa)| The Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong| Ayurvedic Practitioners Association of Singapore| International Academy of Ayurved| Malaysian Chinese Medical Association | Chinese Medical Association| Chinese Herbs and Biotech Development Association| Malaysian Association of Traditional Indian Medicine| Taiwan Association for Traditional and Complementary Medicine| China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences| Association of Acupuncture Science Practitioners| Indian Society of Medical Acupuncture| International SuJok Acupuncture Association| The Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion
European Traditional Medicine Companies:
Brighton Acupuncture| ACA Acupuncture NY Group| Amnish UK Ltd| The Acupuncture Room| Peter Butcher| Phoenix Medical Ltd| AcuMedic Clinic| Cambridge Acupuncturist| Shu Jun Healthcare| Ever well Chinese Medicine Centre| Cambridge Nutraceuticals| Clasado BioSciences| Naturex| Prinova| Kirkman Nutritional Supplements |Bioticom| Melrob| Natural Wellbeing| Pharmaquipe Limited| Vitrition| Bee Health| Pharma Nord| Melanie Leeson Acupuncture| AcuPrime| Brixton Acupuncture| Scarboroughs Ltd| London Cupping Clinic| AcuMedic| Dr Hua Shen Acupuncture| Hijama clinic Birmingham
Traditional Medicine Companies in USA:
Herb Pharm| Sophia Natural Health Center| Amherst Wellness Centre| Jaseng Center for Integrative Medicine| Cape Chiropractic and Acupuncture| Helio USA Inc.| Lotus Spring Acupuncture and Wellness Inc.| Goldthread Herbs| CAMRIS International| Acupuncture Corporation of America| Seattle Children’s| Dana-Farber Cancer Institute| Canyon Ranch| Joint Ventures| Free Range Health| Bar leans Organic Oils |Sutter Health| Volunteer Match| Aurora| Benefis Health Noom Inc.| System| Hunterdon Healthcare | Gaia Herbs| Lhasa OMS
Asian Traditional Medicine Companies:
Maanshan Bond Medical Instruments Co., Ltd.|Dasherb Corp.|Dongguan Advantage Even Electron Natural Remedies| Wagner Industry Electric Co., Ltd| Bronze Man Co., Ltd| Jiangmen Xinli Medical Apparatus And Instruments Co., Ltd.| Shanghai Xinhua E-General Merchandise Co., Ltd.| Wabbo| Beijing Jianlekang Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.| Maanshan Bond Medical Instrument Co., Ltd| Wujiang Jia Chen Acupuncture Devices Co. Ltd.
9th Edition of International Conference on Alternative Medicine February 26-28, 2018 Park Inn by Radisson Hotel London, UK | Global Traditional & Alternative Medicine Conferences July 30-August 01, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands| Holistic Medicine & Holistic Nursing Conferences October 24-26, 2018 Athens, Greece | Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda & Acupuncture Conferences March 12-13, 2018 Barcelona, Spain| Natural Medicine Conferences 2018 April 18-20, 2018 Denmark| Traditional and Complementary Medicine Conferences May 30-31, 2018 Auckland, New Zealand| International Herbal and Traditional Medicine Conferences June 14-15, 2018 Rome, Italy| Alternative & Traditional Medicine Conferences July 16-17, 2018 London, UK| Traditional Medicine & Acupuncture Conferences July 23-24, 2018 Rome, Italy| Naturopathy & Acupuncture Conferences July 30-31, 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands| International Traditional Medicine Conferences December 06-07, 2018 Valencia, Spain | Acupuncture Conferences August 20- 21, 2018 Dublin, Ireland
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Conferences April 18-19, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA| Holistic Medicine, Nursing and Women’s Health Conferences April 23-24, 2018 Las Vegas, USA| International Holistic Medicine and Nursing Conferences July 25-26, 2018 Vancouver, Canada| Complementary and Alternative Medicine Conferences August 31 - September 1, 2018 Alabama, USA
Herbals and Traditional Medicine Conferences June 6-8, 2018 Osaka, Japan| Medicinal Practices: Herbal, Holistic and Traditional Conferences July 25-26, 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia| Annual Meeting on Naturopathic Physicians & Acupuncturists Conferences August 22-23, 2018 Tokyo, Japan| Herbals, Alternative & Traditional Medicine Conferences August 22-23, 2018 Osaka, Japan| Natural & Alternative Medicine Conferences August 29-30, 2018 Osaka, Japan