June 22, 2012
-- The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, based in Calcutta (Kolkata), India is an internationally-
recognized holistic medicine training institute offering classroom-based and distance learning courses to students from all over the world. They offer undergraduate and graduate diploma and degree programmes in a range of alternative medicine therapies including Naturopathy;
Medicinal Herbalism; Reflexology;
Reiki Therapy among many others.
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is one of the largest open international educational academies and a premier institution in the field of alternative / complementary medicine and health promotion duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines was established in the year of 1991 and is now the nation's foremost organization in the field of alternative medicines with a membership in excess of 200,000 practitioners and 110 affiliated centers spread across the length and breadth of the nation.
True to its motto, Indian Indigenous Roots, Modern 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, biochemic medicine, reiki, etc. To further facilitate the study of alternative medicines and provide a high standard of educational programmes.
The Board also regularly organizes workshops on the different alternative therapies for large corporations and companies such as BHEL, TISCO, JINDAL and HINDALCO to name but a few. Blessed with a distinguished Panel of Honorary Patrons and Honorary Advisors from all over the world, the Board has close links with a number of renowned international organizations in the field of alternative medicines. It is affiliated to over fifty reputed organizations worldwide.
Under the stewardship of Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, its Founder President, the Board has developed into a multifaceted organization with a strong social conscience. It is a signatory to the Abolition 2000 Statement issued by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (designated as a Peace Messenger Organization by the UN) and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985). It is also a signatory to the "We the People's Initiative" of Pathways to Peace and the Hague Appeal for Peace. The Board regularly observes occasions such as World Health Day, World AIDS Day, World Environment Day, World Peace Day, World Women's Day etc. besides organizing health camps and charitable clinics. It has been active in rendering relief to those affected by natural calamities and contributes generously to various welfare funds for flood, famine and drought victims and the nation's armed forces.
A highlight and eagerly awaited event of the Board are its annual international conferences of which it has thus far successfully organized seventeen International Conferences. These events have received the moral support of international luminaries such as Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Rev. Desmond Tutu, Queen Elizabeth and UN Secretary Generals to mention but a few. The Board's conferences have been widely acclaimed and attended by Mother Teresa, union and state ministers, chief justices, judges and diplomats besides leading lights in the field of health and medicine from over fifty six countries worldwide.