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Alternative medicine seeks a deeper cause of illness, instead of simply addressing the symptoms. Unlike typical Western medical practice, alternative medical practitioners choose to rely on herbal and holistic remedies, acupuncture, massage and ..
July 7, 2011 - PRLog -- Alternative medicine seeks a deeper cause of illness, instead of simply addressing the symptoms. Unlike typical Western medical practice, alternative medical practitioners choose to rely on herbal and holistic remedies, acupuncture, massage, or other forms of therapy instead of prescribing drugs or performing surgery. A program of study in alternative medicine includes courses in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, physiology, and numerous body therapy disciplines. Most programs place strong emphasis on basic science and fundamental holistic skills. Students who choose not to go past a Bachelor's degree find entry-level careers in chiropractic, physical therapy, or rehabilitation. Higher education in the field includes studies in acupuncture and other practices, and blend Western medical principles with holistic theories.

Indian Board of Alternative Medicine (Visit the Official Webpage on is a Government registered organization, internationally recognized and the largest institution of Alternative Medicine in India. It is duly incorporated under Act XXVI of 1961 of Government of West Bengal, based on the Central Government of India Act XXI of 1860 and the Literary & Scientific Institutions Act, 1854.
The Board is also internationally affiliated with IAEWP - An Affiliate of the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO and ECOSOC.

The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, is 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.

True to its motto, "Indigenous Roots, Global Pursuits", the Board has brought alternative medicines to the attention of the masses and trained thousands of students in India and abroad through its various courses in the different disciplines of alternative medicines such as acupressure, acupuncture, aromatherapy, electro homeopathy, naturopathy, biochemical medicine, reiki, etc. to further facilitate the study of alternative medicines and provide a high standard of educational programs.

It would not be an exaggeration to state that despite the consistent advance of western medicine, affordable and effective health care is still beyond the reach of vast sections of the world's population, particularly those residing in the developing world. A few decades ago, it was generally assumed by the scientific community that medicinal plants, homeopathic doses, acupuncture needles, yoga etc. could be safely relegated to no more than a footnote of medical history. But this assumption has indeed turned out to be a very premature one. During the past two decades, the upsurge in herbology, acupressure, acupuncture and yoga etc. across the world has been phenomenal. This renewed interest has generated an international awareness on the richness and importance of the subject. It is to cater to this interest and the need for trained practitioners in the field of alternative medicines that the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines offers a variety of multi level courses in alternative medicines.

The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is a leading educational academy, which offers a high standard of academic programs via means of regular classes and distance education, in the various alternative therapies. With a past and present student strength of around 80,000, the Institute's courses - diploma, bachelor certification and post graduate on acupressure, acupuncture, aroma therapy, biochemic medicines, indo allopathic, electro homeopathy, naturopathy, oriental medicine, yoga, reiki etc. are pursued in increasing number by students from all over the country and worldwide.

The Board conducts the following list of correspondence courses on alternative medicine:

Diploma Courses

Bachelor Degree Programs

Postgraduate / Doctorate Courses:

Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (ND/NMD)
Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD)
Doctor of Holistic Medicine (HMD)
Postgraduate Diploma Course in Alternative Medicine (PGDAM)
Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicine MD(AM)
Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines PhD(AM)
Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicines DSc(AM).

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Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (Internationally Recognized Legally Constituted Largest Institution) is one of the largest open international educational academies and a premier institution in the field of alternative and complementary medicine.
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