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Indian Board of Alternative Medicine

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Posted: May 15, 2010 |Comments: 0



Indian Board of Alternative Medicine, an internationally recognized institution of alternative medicine is based in Calcutta, India. It has been registered under the Act XXVI of 1961 (Regd. No. S/68765 of 1991-1992) of the Government of West Bengal based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860 and the Literary and Scientific Institutions Act of 1854. It’s primary list of international accreditations include IAEWP – Consultative Status of United Nations, UNICEF and UNESCO and IUHPE – in consultative status with the World Health Organization.

Established in 1991, the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine is now the only organization in India to be recognized by and affiliated to the United Nations University for Peace ( an international inter-governmental university established UN Resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/80) and duly recognized by the Government of India which is a signatory to the international agreement for the establishment of the University for Peace and Charter of the University for Peace of the UN.

Indian Board of Alternative Medicines believes firmly that the citizens of the world want and deserve the opportunity to receive the highest quality of health care with the broadest range of care options. In keeping with this set of beliefs, the Board is organized to educate and develop health care professionals, including those already in health care practice to serve the public with love, care and compassion. The learning community of the Board seeks to cultivate a renewed sense of purpose and leadership within each individual and to promote and enduring search for knowledge, influence and excellence in human and health service.

The Indian Board of Alternative Medicine aims:

To promote, propagate and advance the science of alternative systems of medicines such as Electro Homoeopathy, BachFlowerRemedies, Psychological Counselling, Naturopathy, Hydrotherapy, Chromotherapy, Teletherapy, Gem Therapy, Astro-Therapy, Chiropractic,  Osteopathy, Herbal Medicines,   Hypnosis, Radiesthesia, Radionics, Refelxology, Shiatsu, Yoga, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Massage, Bioenergetics, Homoeopuncture, Reiki, Magnetotherapy, UrineTherapy, Aromatherapy etc. and to raise the status of alternative systems of medicines.

To advance the scientific study and professional practice of alternative medicines and to enhance the contribution of alternative medicines by encouraging its development by promoting research and setting high standards of professional ethics, competence, conduct, education, qualification and achievement amongst practitioners promoting the dissemination of knowledge and thought about alternative medicines through training, educational courses, refresher courses, meetings, lectures, seminars, workshops, reports, papers, discussions, excursions, debates, exhibitions, camps, publications, professional contacts etc. with wide interest and inquiry into alternative medicines and all related areas of knowledge and practice.

To maintain the honour and dignity and to uphold and safeguard the interests of alternative systems of medicine and other allied subjects.

To certify, permit, supervise and maintain a register of practitioners possessing degrees, diplomas or certificates etc. of the Board or from any college or institution of alternative medicines either affiliated to the Board, or any authentic institute, and practitioners who have experience in any branch of alternative systems of medicine by award of a Registration Certificate to them. Such a practitioner shall be known as a Registered Medical Practitioner (R.M.P.).

To give the rights of practicing to Registered Medical Practitioners enrolled by the Board as qualified physicians, without any restriction, and entitling them to issue medical certificates such as sickness, fitness etc. or any other certificate required by any law.

To establish the Faculty to control the examinations of teaching and educational institutions or colleges etc. and to award degrees (including PhD, M.D., Master, Bachelor etc.) diplomas, certificates etc. thereof.

To determine a uniform code of conduct for practitioners registered by the Board.

To improve public health in accordance with the principles of alternative systems of medicine.

To undertake publications relating to alternative medicines.

To establish, organise, finance and maintain dispensaries, hospitals, research institutes etc. of alternative systems of medicine.

To engage, assist or undertake various social service activities such as sanitation, public health, establishment of libraries, social welfare activities, family welfare, relief to the affected in times of flood, famine, pestilence and other calamities caused by nature and man.

To help the nation to arrive at the goal that by the 20th century health will be for all.

To certify, establish, organise, finance and maintain manufacturing laboratories of medicines working on the basis of the pharmacopoeias of alternative medicines keeping in view their efficacies and recommend only such manufacturers to the government for obtaining necessary permits, licenses or quotas etc. of manufacturing essentials.

To do such other lawful things which are conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

As part of its strategy to disseminate and propagate alternative medicines, the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines regularly organises conferences, seminars, symposiums and exhibitions. The highlight of the Board’s many events are its annual international conferences of which it has thus far successfully organised Eleven besides Eighteen national conferences. These events provide a platform for medical practitioners from all over the world to interact with each other, exchange insights and information on the latest developments and trends in the field of alternative medicine and

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