Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Courses


  1. Alternative Medicines College Of Mumbai is The Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Established under the charter of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines/the Open International University For Alternative Medicines is the largest open international educational academies and a premier institution inthe field of alternative / complementry medicines and helth promotion in India. situated at Borivali West NEW LINK ROAD , BORIVALI WEST MUMBAI.

    web site www.altmedcollege.org




    Contents 1 Aims
    2 Introduction
    3 Courses
    4 Campus
    5 Accreditation
    6 AFFILIATIONS
    7 Philosophy



    Aims
    The term alternative medicine means any form of medicine that is outsidethe mainstream of western medicine as practiced by the majority of doctors today.Alternative Medicines exists in all cultures to some degree and terms.such as traditional medicine,indigenous medicine or folk medicine ect.are used to describe such practices.These medicines date back to hundreds or even thousands of years depending on the country and culture concerned. The recent past has witnessed a renewed interest in traditional and alternative systems of medicine.a few decades ago, it was generally assumed by the scientific community that acupuncture needles,magnets,medicinal plants etc.could be safely relegated to no more than a footnote of medical history.But this assumtion has,indeed,turned out to be very premature.during the past two decades,the upsurge of herbology, acupunture,yoga,manipulative medicines etc.in very country has been phenomenal.the efficacy and popularity of alternative medicines has been endorsed by not less than the WHO,British Medical Association,UNICEF etc.The Federal Govt.of the USA has even established the office of Alternative Medicines,and it has been surveyed that about half the world's population resides in countries which have ministries or departments of government responsible for traditional medicines.In many countries, 80% or more of the population living in rural areas are cared for by traditional practitioners. Alternative medicines can play a vital role in national health programs.and by taking advantage of the best alternative therapies and combining them with the finest in technological medicine,people would be able to enjoy a stantard of health care they have never yet seen and at a much lower cost.

    Under the guidance of its Founder President Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, the Board aims to advance the study of and research into various alternative therapies and provide a high standard of training and education in the different disciplines of alternative / complementary medicines.The Executive Board of the Open International University for 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 Open International University for Alternative Medicines 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 University 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 medical service.

    Those who graduate are required to demonstrate a broad understanding and competency in health care and maintain a commitment to intellectual development, health and medical practice, and scholarship in complementary, alternative and traditional medicine.


    Introduction
    The Open International University for Alternative Medicines chartered by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, is the largest open international academy and a leading institution of natural and complementary medicines and health promotion in India and abroad. Established in 1991 by Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, the Board has many flourishing affiliated colleges and study centers offering a wide variety of study programs leading to the award of diploma, degree and post-graduate degree certificates. The Board is legally established and duly registered under West Bengal Act No. 26 of 1961 which is based on the Govt. of India Act No. 21 of 1860 and the Scientific & Literary Institutions Act., 1854. The Board is conducting regular and correspondence courses in various systems of alternative medicines such as Acupressure, Acupuncture, Electro-Homeopathy, Bio-chime, Herbal Medicines, Naturopathy, Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Magneto Therapy, Indo-Allopathy and various other ancient, traditional and indigenous systems of medicines and health practices through its various centers. It has more than 6000 students on its roll and 40000 member practitioners.The Board has an impressive committee of Patrons and Advisors which include Union Ministers, Governors,State Ministers and academics of international repute such as the Chancellor of the United Nations University for Peace and the Rector of the United Nations University. The Board is also engaged in various philanthropic activities such as rendering of assistance to victims of natural calamities, operating charitable and mobile clinics and providing scholarships to needy students etc. The Board has established The Open International University for Alternative Medicines with a view to providing high standards of academic programs in natural health sciences. His Holiness Lama Gangchen, Founder of World Peace Foundation, Italy/Spain, an affiliate of the United Nations has been appointed as the Hony. Chancellor Emeritus of the University who graciously made a formal acceptance of his appointment in the presence of Sri Bipin Koirala, Hon. Health Minister of Nepal and other dignitaries. The University has got the official membership of the World Associations of Universities & Colleges, which is a global accreditation association. The Board maintains a vast network of contacts with more than 50 international institutions from all over the globe including organizations which are directly affiliated to the UN, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNCED, WHO etc. and has won the respect and esteem of national and international communities. It regularly organizes national and international congresses and encourages practitioners of holistic healing by awarding them various accolades in recognition of their unique services to society. The 10th International Conference will be organized on 1st and 2nd December 2002 at Calcutta. A large number of delegates from all over the world are expected to participate in this event. The Board has been fortunate enough in receiving the well wishes and moral support from a host of International luminaries such as Late Mother Teresa, H. H. The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Dr. K. R. Narayanan (President of India),Rev. Desmond Tutu, Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali (the then Secretary General of United Nations), Dr. Kofi Annan (Secretary General of United Nations), Smt.Sonia Gandhi and many others. Previous conferences were attended by delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide and were also graced by a host of dignitaries such as Mother Teresa, Governors, Union Ministers, State Ministers, and diplomats...





    Courses
    With students from all over the world and every region of India on its rolls, the Board has acquired a truly international character and profile. It offers a wide range of diploma, bachelor and post graduate courses in a number of alternative therapies such as Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Biochemic Medicines, Bach Flower Remedies, Electro Homoeopathy,Magnet therapy, Naturopathy, Reiki, Yoga etc.


    Campus
    The campus of the Board is situated on a picturesque plot of land on the outskirts of Calcutta and is in the process of being developed into a model institution for education, research and training in alternative / complementary and natural medicines. The curriculum of the Board is as per standard and based on the syllabus prescribed by the Ministry of Health, Government of India and various other national and international universities. Its faculty consists of qualified, experienced and dedicated doctors and teachers committed to imparting the best possible education to the students.

    Its innovative distance learning programmes teaches a student the principles and skills required to become well rounded medical practitioners and its certificates are widely accepted worldwide.

    The Board's annual convocation is a much anticipated event with students from overseas and nationwide coming together to receive their certificates and participate in the Board's yearly international conferences of which the convocation is an integral part. Outstanding students are also awarded medals and trophies at a glittering awards presentation ceremony, another unique feature of the Board's conferences.


    Accreditation
    ACCREDITATION The United Nations University For Peace Constituted by the U.N.. General Assembly vide Resolution no. 35/55/5/xii/80 and duly recognised by the Government of India on 3rd December, 1981 as signatory to the International Agreement for the Establishment of the University for Peace and Charter of the University for Peace, U. N.

    International Association of Educators For World Peace (affiliated with U.N. – ECOSOC, UNICEF & UNESCO) International Union for Health Promotion & Educuation (affiliated to WHO) The International Council for Health Freedom, USA Intercultural Open University, Netherlands The Open International University for Complementary Medicines (Medicina Alternativa), Colombo, Sri Lanka Centre for Frontier Sciences , Temple University , USA East West University of Holistic Health Sciences, USA World Federation of Holistic Life & Medicine, Italy International Research Institute for Natural Medicines, Japan Sohaku-in-Foundation for Oriental Medicine, Brazil International Institution of Traditional Medicines, Malaysia Indiana Institute for Complementary Medicines, Indianapolis, USA Vedic University of America, USA Brazilian Academy of Oriental Science Reflexology Academy of Southern Africa, South Africa Therapeutica Holistica, Mexico Integrity Research Foundation, New Zealand Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness and Light Institute of Galisteo , USA International Institute for Preventive Medicine, Netherland Antilles The Australasian College of Herbal Studies World Association of Integrated Medicines, Netherlands Indian Committee of NGOs for United Nations Anderland Forum for Encounter & Communication, Germany A.S.A.M. University, Rome, Italy Canadian Medical Acupuncture Society, Edmonton, Canada Japanese society of Integrative Medicines, Tokyo, Japan Japanese Association for Alternative, Complementary & Traditional Medicine, Tokyo, Japan Subtle Energy Association of Japan, Tokyo, Japan Institute for Holistic Health Care & ,Medicine, Tokyo, Japan The Spiritual Centre of Siam, Thailand Academy of Holistic Health Care Professionals, Japan The National Foundation for Alternative medicines, U.S.A. Australian College of Chi-Reflexology, New South Wales, Australia Bangladesh Unani Ayurvedic Pharmacist Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh Agita Munda Network International Yoga Federation New World Educational Federation Australian Integrative Medicine Association…





    AFFILIATIONS
    AIDS Research Centre, Bangladesh Ayurveda & Acupuncture Centre, Canada Alternative Medicines Research Institute, Canada All Nepal Electro Homoeo Medical Association, Nepal Association of Reflexologists, U.K. Bangladesh Unani Ayurvedic Pharmacist Association, Bangladesh Beat Al-Ashar Trading Est. Centre for Advanced Astrological Studies & Research, Bangladesh China Enterprise Education Services, Hong Kong Chongshin Academy Foundation, South Korea Comision de Educacion a Distancia, Spain Centro Africano de Investigation, Spain Cosmo Cycles Research Centre, Nigeria Columbus Clinic Foundation, U.S.A. Chelsea Centre for Counseling & Psychological Research, Sri Lanka DXN Institute, Malaysia Eclosion Holding SDN BHD, Malaysia Forum of Indian NGOs for Co-operation with the UN, India Face Rejuvenation/Ayurvedic Facelift, U. K. Health & HealingCentre, Switzerland Herbal Healers Academy, U.S.A. Humburg School Astrology, Germany Instituto de Medicina Tradicional, Portugal International Academy of Natural Sciences & Natural Balances, Europe International Association of Colours, U.K. Institute of Healing Studies, U.S.A. Indonesian Holistic Health Foundation, Indonesia Luminar International Institute of Oriental Medicines, Nigeria Mangrove College for Radionics, U.S.A. Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association New Earth College, Canada National College of Alternative Medicines, Nigeria National Research Institute For Self Understanding, Canada Rainbow Pathway Crystal Centre, U.K. Stonebridge Associated Colleges, U.K. Sersi University Sunray Healing Heaven, U.S.A. The Centre of International Holistic Studies, Canada The Northern Institute of Massage, U. K. The Israeli College of Natural Health Science Traditional Healers' Organisation, Swaziland Traditional Therapies Counselling & Education Institute, Dracut, MA The Centre for Universal Holistic Studies, U.S.A. Vwayne Seegers and Company, South Africa Yapp Acupuncture & Therapeutic Centre, Malaysia


    Philosophy
    Preparing holistic practitioners is a serious responsibility and the Board maintains a culture that embodies its philosophy of a humane and holistic medical education.

    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. & 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.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Salient Features Of Our Courses




Salient Features Of Our Courses

Course Materials:

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are as per standard of and based on the syllabus prescribed by

the Ministry of Health, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere

medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

The course materials will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines which are designed to follow the

adult education method of self-study. The course materials are simple, self-explanatory, yet in-depth and

exhaustive. It is enough to study the course materials alone to pass the examinations.

The course materials are sent within 2 weeks to students within India and within 3 weeks to International students

(students residing outside India).

Examination:

Two options are introduced for the examination.

OPTION – A

The students are assessed on the basis of their course assignments and examination. The Indian Board of

Alternative Medicines believes that the three-hour examination is an obsolete method of assessing students’ true

potentials.

After the scheduled duration of the course, the Board sends the question papers to the students, which have to be

answered at their comfortable place and timings.

The candidates are required to submit their answer-sheets within the prescribed time limit to the Institute.

This unique methodology helps students to write best answers based on their acquired knowledge through course

materials as well as their personal experience. IBAM has designed this liberal and unique methodology that allows

students to make maximum benefits of their knowledge and experience.

The panel of faculty and examiners design the question papers in such a way that there may be no option of

copying the answers and will require personal skills, understanding and analysis of the subject.

OPTION – B

If a student desires to appear for 3 hour classroom conventional examination, he can do so. The exam will be

conducted in Kolkata centre. However the Centre may be opened in other cities also subject to the sufficient

number of students opting for the examination in the concerned city.

The students should intimate their choice of option for examination at the time of enrollment.

Grading System of IBAM:

Letter Grade Point Grade Percentage System Division System

A 7.5 and above 75% or more marks Distinction / Honours

B 6.0 to 7.4 Between 60% and 74% First Division

C 5.0 to 5.9 Between 50% and 59% Second Division

D 4.0 to 4.9 Between 40% and 49% Third Division

E 3.0 to 3.9 Between 30% and 40% PASS

Fail Less than 3 Less than 30% UNGRADED

Result:

The Result of the Examination will be declared within 4 weeks from the date of conduct of examination.

Certificate and Marksheet (Transcript):

Certificate and marksheet will be awarded to the successful students and sent by post within 2 weeks from the date

of declaration of result.

(Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit).

Procedure for Admission:

For Admission, you should send the following records:

1. Filled-in Application Form

2. Photocopies of the Educational Qualifications

3. Two Passport-size photographs

4. Fees

Qualification certificate copies and photographs can be submitted either through email by scanning them to

altmedinstitute@gmail.com or through postal mail to: Department of Admissions, Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020, India.

Personal Contact Programme:

Personal Contact Programme (PCP) held at the Institute’s Campus as and when required.

1 Year Diploma Courses

The following Diploma Courses of 1 year duration are conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly

Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing any of the below Diploma Courses can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner

RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of

India.

Systems of Medicines

Courses Name

Duration

Fees

Holistic Health Science

D.H.H.S.

1 Year

Rs.

Yoga & Massage

D.Y.M.T

1 Year

Rs.
Naturopathy

N.D.

1 Year

Rs.

Bach Flower Remedies

D.B.F.R.

1 Year

Rs.

Reiki Healing

D.R.H.

1 Year

Rs.

Acupressure

D.A.T.

1 Year

Rs.
Magnetotherapy

D.M.T.

1 Year

Rs.

Medicinal Herbalism

D.M.H.S.

1 Year

Rs.
Medical Astrology

D.M.A.S.

1 Year

Rs.

Gem-Tele-Chromo Therapy

D.G.T.C.T.

1 Year

Rs.

Electro Homoeopathy

D.E.H.M.

1 Year

Rs.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

D.T.C.M.

1 Year

Rs.

Hypnotherapy

D.H.T.

1 Year

Rs.

Aroma Therapy

D.A.T.S.

1 Year

Rs.
Radiesthesia & Radionics

D.R.R.S.

1 Year

Rs.

Iridology Science

D.I.S.

1 Year

Rs.

Chiropractic

D.C.T.

1 Year

Rs.

Holistic Health & Nutrition

D.H.H.N.

1 Year

Rs.
Reflexology

D.R.T.

1 Year

Rs.

Acupuncture

D.Ac.

1 Year

Rs.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite:

For all the courses mentioned above are High School / Standard Xth / O level or Equivalent.

Subjects:

The total number of subjects is four.

Compulsory Subjects (3):

1.Human Body Structure(Anatomy)

2.Human Body Function (Physiology)

3.Human Body Disorders (Pathology)

The fourth subject is the specific alternative therapy enrolled in.

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Total Fees: Rs. 22,500

Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates,

two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. /

Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

Bachelor of Alternative System of Medicines - B.A.M.S.(A.M.)

Bachelor of Alternative Medical System, B.A.M.S.(A.M.) is a 2 year under-graduate course conducted by the Indian

Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the

Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing the B.A.M.S.(A.M.) course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner –

RMP(IBAM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of

India.

Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Twelfth Grade / Intermediate / Standard XIIth / A Level or Equivalent.

Duration: 2 Years.

(It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)

Course Structure: The programme is made up of 11 subjects with 7 compulsory and 4 electives as below:

Compulsory Subjects (7):

Human Body Structure (Anatomy) Human Body Function (Physiology) Human Body Disorders

(Pathology)

Natural Health Laws

(Hygiene) Medical Ethics & Laws

(Medical Jurisprudence) Women Diseases

(Gynecology & Obstetrics)

Description of Diseases & its Management (Practice of Medicine)
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Elective Subjects (4):

Four alternative therapies of student's choice.

List of Elective Subjects (Any four from the following):

Acupressure

Acupuncture

Aromatherapy

Astrology

Bach Flower Remedies

Cupping Therapy

Chromo Therapy (Colour Therapy)

Crystal Healing

Diet and Nutrition

Electro-Homeopathy

Gem / Tele / Chromo

Herbal Medicine (Medicinal Herbalism)

Hypnotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Indo Allopathy

Magnet Therapy

Massage Therapy

Medical Astrology

Naturopathy

Oriental Diagnosis

Osteopathy

Physiotherapy & Counselling

Pyramid Healing

Radiesthesia and Radionics

Reflexology

Reiki Healing

Sound Therapy

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Vitamin Therapy

Yoga Therapy

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Total Fees:

Rs.

Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates,

two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. /

Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

Other Bachelor Courses

The following are the Bachelor Courses in other disciplines of 2 year duration conducted by the Indian Board of

Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central

Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing any of the below Bachelor Courses can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner

RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of

India.

Eligibility: Inter/High School/Standard XIIth or Equivalent.

Subjects: The Programme is made up of Eight subjects as below:

1. Human Body Structure (Anatomy)

2. Human Body Function (Physiology)

3. Human Body Disorders (Pathology)

4. Natural Health Laws (Hygiene)

5. Description of Diseases & its Management (Practice of Medicine)

6. Women Diseases (Gynecology & Obstetrics)

7. Medical Ethics & Laws (Medical Jurisprudence)

8. The specific alternative therapy

Medium of Instruction: English / Hindi.

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit

Fees:

Rs.

Procedure for Admission: The First Year fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification

certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by

Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

Masters in Psychotherapy & Counselling (M.P.C.)

Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling (M.P.C.) is a 2 year post-graduate course conducted by the Indian

Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the

Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing the M.P.C. course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner – RMP(IBAM) under

Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.

Eligibility: Graduate from any stream.

Duration: Two Years.

(It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)

Course Structure

The programme is made up of 14 subjects as below:

First Year (7 Subjects)

Second Year (7 Subjects)

Anatomy and Physiology

Principles and Techniques of Psychotherapy

Fundamentals of Psychology

Behavior Therapies

Developmental Psychology

Psychotherapies

Psychopathology and Mental Health

Clinical Assessment

Counseling and Health Psychology

Psychological Tests for Assessment

Counseling Techniques and Assessment

Stress Management

Marriage and Family Counseling

Research Methodology and Statistics

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Fees:

Rs.
Procedure for Admission: The First Year fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification

certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by

Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.)

Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.) is an 18 month post graduate course conducted by the

Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based

on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing the N.D./N.M.D. Course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner RMP(AM)

under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.

Eligibility: Graduate in any stream.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Duration: 18 Months (2 Semesters of 9 months each) (It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the

student's ability and performance)

Medium of Instruction: English.

Subjects:

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet & Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Fees:

Rs.

Procedure for Admission: The First Year fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification

certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by

Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

M.D. in Alternative Medicines (M.D.A.M.)

M.D. in Alternative Medicines (M.D.A.M.) is a 1 year course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government

Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing the M.D.A.M. Course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner RMP(AM) under

Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.

Click Here To Download Application Form

Eligibility: Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M.,

B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M), B.P.T., B.Pharma, etc.

*Practitioners who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Duration: One Year.

Medium of instruction: English / Hindi

Subjects:

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Fees:

Rs.

Procedure for Admission: The First Installment of the fees should be sent along with photocopies of your

qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should

be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

M.D.in Electro Homoeopathy - M.D.(E.H.) / M.D. in Acupucture - M.D.(Acu)

M.D.in Electro Homoeopathy - M.D.(E.H.) / M.D. in Acupucture - M.D.(Acu) is a 1 year course conducted by the

Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based

on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing the M.D.(E.H.) / M.D.(Acu) Course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner

RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of

India.

Eligibility: Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M,

B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M), B.P.T., B.Pharma, etc.

*Practitioners who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Duration: 1 Year.

Medium of instruction: English

Subjects:

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Fees:

Rs.
Procedure for Admission: The First Installment of the fees should be sent along with photocopies of your

qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should

be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

Ph.D. in Alternative Medicines (Ph.D.A.M.)

Eligibility: Those persons who have passed any post graduate course from an authentic institution.

OR

Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S.,

B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M) etc

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years, minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Requirement for the Award: The candidate has to submit an original and authentic research work (thesis) of at least

300 pages (2 copies of printed thesis and 1 copy on CD) in any branch of alternative medicine under the guidance

of a competent person or institution with prior approval of institution.

Thesis / Dissertation Preparation: Research guidelines on the topic chosen for thesis preparation are sent by post..

Language of Dissertation/Thesis: English / Hindi.

Fees:

Rs.

Procedure for Admission: The First Installment of the fees should be sent along with photocopies of your

qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should

be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

D.Sc. in Alternative Medicines (D.Sc.A.M.)

Eligibility: Ph.D from any authentic institution.

Requirement for the Award: The candidate has to submit an original and authentic research work (thesis) of at least

300 pages (2 copies of printed thesis and 1 copy on CD) in any branch of alternative medicine under the guidance

of a competent person or institution with prior approval of institution.

Thesis / Dissertation Preparation: Research guidelines on the topic chosen for thesis preparation are sent by post.

Language of Dissertation/Thesis: English / Hindi.

Fees:

Rs.
Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates

(academic qualifications), two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable.Fees should

be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy. 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank

Draft should be payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

1 Year Specialisation Diploma Courses

The following Specialization Diploma Courses of 1 year duration are conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government

Act XXI of 1860.

Eligibility: Any Registered Medical Practitioner / Alternative Medical Practitioner

Duration: One Year.

Medium of instruction: English/Hindi

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative

Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of

the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international

universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Procedure for Admission: The total fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two

passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft

payable to Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

Affiliated with

Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)

Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.

HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE

3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,

BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.

TEL: 09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.

Paramedical Diploma Courses

Eligibility: For all the courses mentioned above are High School / Standard Xth or Equivalent.

Course Content:

DMLT - Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology,. Haematology, Microbiology & Clinical Pathology,

Bacteriology, Lab Management.

DAHS - Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Hygiene, Animal Husbandry, Bach Flower

Remedies for Animals

DLDOH - Dental Anatomy, Physiology, Oral Hygiene, Oral Pathology, Dental

DDAS - Dental Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene, Oral Pathology, Pharmacology, Dental Prosthetics, Orthodentics,

Dental Treatment.

DPT - Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Social Medicine, Physical & Electro therapic, Physiotheraphy-l

(Orthopaedics & Neurology) Physiotherapy -II (Cardio Respiratory, Rehabilition & Geriatrics)

DFA - Anatomy, Physiology, First Aid Management.

DFWPE - Anatomy, Physiology, Family Health and Hygiene , Population Education, Child Health.

DHS - Anatomy, Physiology, First Aid, Public Health, Sanitary Education

DHN - Anatomy, Physiology.Child Health, First.Aid, Nursing, Female Health.

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Institute and sent through post

within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode

- question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent

to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates

(academic qualifications), two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable.

All remittances (fees, etc.) should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to

Holy Angels College Of Alternative

Medicines Mumbai.

(Under Distance Educations Programmes)

(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)

What is Alternative Medicine? / Various Systems of Alternative Medicine

What is Alternative Medicine? / Various Systems of Alternative Medicine

PROSPECTUS


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Holy Angels College Of Alternative Medicines Mumbai.
(Under Distance Educations Programmes)
(International Institute Of Alternative Medicine & Research Center. – Mumbai)
Affiliated with
Indian Board Of Alternative Medicine (Kolkatta)
Under The Charter Of The Open International University For Alternative Medicines.
HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE
3, GURU KRUPA TOWER, OPP. LINK VIEW HOTEL, LINK ROAD,
BORIVALI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400092. INDIA.
TEL:   09322693453, / 09324725436, / 02264466830.
 
 
 
World Wide Affiliations:
 
 
Co-Operation/Affilliation established with the following organisations:
 
Global Peace University, Netherlands
 
International Union for Health promotion and Education, France
 
Traditional Healers Organization, Switzerland
 
National Research Institute for Self Understanding INC. Canada
 
American Association of Drugless Practitioners, U.S.A.
 
Australian Committee of Natural Therapies, Australia & New Zealand
 
International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, U.K.
 
The International University, U.S.A
 
East West University of Holistic Health Sciences, U.S.A
 
World Federation of Holistic Life & Medicine, Italy
 
Comision De Educacion a Distancia (CODE), Spain
 
International Institute of Clinical and Medical Hypnosis, U.K.
 
International Research Institute for Natural Medicines, Japan
 
Mangrove College of Radionics, U.S.A.
 
Sohaku – in Foundation for Oriental Medicine, Brazil
 
International Institution of Traditional Medicines, Malaysia
 
The Centre of International Holistic Studies, Canada
 
Indiana Institute for Complementary Medicines, U.S.A
 
The Northern Institute of Massage, U.K.
 
Vedic University of America, U.S.A.
 
The Israeli College of Natural Health Sciences, Isreal
 
Brazilian Academy of Oriental Science,Brazil
 
Reflexology Academy of Southern Africa, South Africa
 
Health & Healing Centre, Switzerland
 
Therapeutica Holistica, Mexico
 
Integrity Research Foundation, New Zealand
 
Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness & The Light Institute of Galisteo, U.S.A
 
Cosmos Cycle Research Centre, Nigeria
 
Institute for Preventive Medicine and Atelier for Natural Health, Netherland Antilles
 
The Australasian College of Herbal Medicine, U.S.A
 
World Association of Integrated Medicines, U.S.A.
 
Indian Committee of NGOs for the United Nations
 
Chongshin Academy Foundation, South Korea
 
China Enterprise Education Services, Hong Kong
 
DXN Institute International, Malaysia
 
The International Council for Health Freedom, Central America
 
Anderland Forum for Encounter & Communication, Germany
 
A.S.A.M. University, Italy
 
Ayurveda & Acupuncture Centre, Canada
 
Herbal Healers Academy, U.S.A.
 
International Association of Colours, U.K.
 
Stonebridge Associated Colleges, U.K.
 
Centro Africano De Investigation, Madrid
 
Rainbow Pathways Crystal Centre, United Kingdom
 
Institute of Healing Studies, U.S.A
 
Yapp Acupuncture & Therapeutic Centre
 
Indonesian Holistic Health Foundation, Indonesia
 
AIDS Research Centre, Bangladesh
 
Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association, Nepal
 
World Natural Medicine Foundation, Canada
 
International Buddhist Friends Association, Canada
 
Canadian Medical Acupuncture Society, Canada
 
Australian Integrative Medicine Association, Australia
 
Japanese Society of Integrative Medicines (JIM), Japan
 
Japanese Association for Alternative, Complementary & Traditional Med., Japan
 
Subtle Energy Association of Japan, Japan
 
Institute for Holistic Health Care & Medicine, Japan
 
The Spiritual Centre of SIAM, Thailand
 
Academy of Holistic Health Care Professionals,
 
The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, U.S.A., Japan
 
New World Educational Foundation, U.K.
 
Australian College of Chi Reflexology, Australia
 
Bangladesh Unani Ayurvedic Pharmacist Association, Bangladesh
 
International Yoga Federation, Uruguay
 
Agita Mundo Network, Brazil
 
Message of Peace Foundation, Ghana
 
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences,Iran
 
Natural Therapy Centre, Cypras
 
Bimmang Alternative Health Care Services, Nigeria
 
Yamuni Institute of Healing Arts, U.S.A
 
International College of Bionutrition, U.S.A.
 
Institul De Ecologie Apricata, Romania
 
Fundatia Mirabilies Pentru Medicina Alternative, Romania
 
Universitates”OVIDIUS” Costanta, Romania
 
International Drug Enforcement Centre,
 
Association Nationala De Terapii Complementaredin, Romania
 
Italian Institute of Ayurvedic Massage, Italy
 
International Academy of Natural Sciences, Thailand
 
Centro de Estudiosy Tratamientos Alternativos de Apoyo a la Salud, Mexico
 
Wayne Seegers And Company, South Africa
 
Chinese Centre for Subsidence Ecological, China
 
Allgemeinheilpvaxis Fuv Klossische Hamoopathic, Germany
 
Bangladesh Unani Ayurvedic Pharmacist Association, Bangladesh
 
International College of Bionutrition, U.S.A
 
International Academy of Natural Science, Thailand
 
Borneo Homoeopathic Medical Academy, Malaysia
 
New Earth College, Canada
 
International Academy of Natural Sciences & Natural Balances, Europe
 
California Mind Institute, U.S.A.
 
Positive Mind Resources, Malaysia
 
OIUAM & International Medical University of Natural Education , U.K.
 
Alpha University, U.S.A
 
Perubatan Homoeopati Klang, Malaysia
 
Pebble Hills University, Europe
 
Saint Bernard Mission University (SBMU), Japan
 
Sunray Healing Haven & National Interfaith Seminary, U.S.A.
 
Columbus Clinic Foundation,
 
The Alternative Medicines Research Institute, Canada
 
Institute de Medicina Traditional, Portugal
 
Navneet Chikitsa Anusandhan Ashram, India
 
The Committee For Freedom of Choice in Medicine
 
All Nepal Electro Homoeo Medical Association, Nepal
 
Sovrano Ordine Equestre del Principe Illuminato (S.O.E.P.I.)
 
D. S. Research Centre, India
 
The Center for Universal Holistic Studies,
 
Eclosion Holding Sdn. Bhd.
 
Chelsea Centre for Counselling and Psychological Research, Sri Lanka
 
Face Rejuvenation Ayurvedic Facelift, U.K.
 
Luminar Hospital, Nigeria
 
Luminar International Institute for Oriental Medicines, Nigeria
 
Australian Insitutute of Biochemic Therapy, Austrlia
 
World Peace Centre, Malaysia
 
Clinic Hotel Villa Esteuse,
 
S.C.”Wicca Theodores” – Companie De Consultanta SRL
 
Beat Al-Ashab Trading Est (House of Herbs Est.)
 
Traditional Therapies Counselling & Education Institute, U.S.A.
 
Hamburg School Astrology, Germany
 
Lama Marpa Health & Healing Center, Switzerland
 
Centre for Advanced Astrological Studies & Research, Bangladesh
 
National College of Alternative Medicines, Nigeria
 
Sanathana Veda Foundation, India
 
Sanathana Dharma Foundation, India
 
Temple University, U.S.A.
 
British Massage Therapy Council, U.K.
 
Association of Reflexologists, U.K.
 
Aungmyay Palmistrical University (APU), Myanmar
 
The Association for Esoteric Studies, Feng Shui & Complementary Therapies, Romania
 
 
Co-Operation/Affilliation established with:
 
THE UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY FOR PEACE
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATORS FOR WORLD PEACE Affiliated with UNECOSOC, UNICEF & UNESCO
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR OPEN & DISTANCE EDUCATION, NORWAY Affiliated with UNESCO
THE OPEN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FOR COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES (MEDICINA ALTERNATIVE ) CENTRE FOR FRONTIER SCIENCES,TEMPLE UNIVERSITY,USA
EAST WEST UNIVERSITY OF HOLISTIC HEALTH SCIENCES, U.S.A.
WORLD FEDERATION OF HOLISTIC LIFE & MEDICINE, ITALY
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL MEDICINES, JAPAN
SOHAKU-IN-FOUNDATION FOR ORIENTAL MEDICINE, BRAZIL
INTERCULTURAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, THE NETHERLANDS
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINES, MALAYSIA
INDIANA INSTITUTE FOR COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINES, INDIANAPOLIS, U.S.A.
VEDIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
BRAZILIAN ACADEMY OF ORIENTAL SCIENCE
REFLEXOLOGY ACADEMY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
THERAPEUTICA HOLISTICA, MEXICO
INTEGRITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION, NEW ZEALAND
NIZHONI SCHOOL FOR GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND LIGHT INSTITUTE OF GALISTEO , U.S.A.
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, NETHERLAND ANTILEAN
THE AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF HERBAL STUDIES
WORLD ASSOCIATION OF INTEGRATED MEDICINES, HOLLAND
INDIAN COMMITTEE OF N.G.O.s FOR UNITED NATIONS
ANDERLAND FORUM FOR ENCOUNTER & COMMUNICATION, GERMANY
A.S.A.M. UNIVERSITY, ROME, ITALY
AIDS RESEARCH CENTRE, BANGLADESH
THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR HEALTH FREEDOM, U.S.A.
THE CENTRE OF INTERNATIONAL HOLISTIC STUDIES, CANADA
MANGROVE COLLEGE FOR RADIONICS, U.S.A.
AYURVEDA & ACUPUNCTURE CENTRE, CANADA
LUMINAR INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINES, NIGERIA
CHINA ENTERPRISE EDUCATION SERVICES, HONGKONG
CHONGSHIN ACADEMY FOUNDATION, SOUTH KOREA
THE NORTHERN INSTITUTE OF MASSAGE, U.K.
HERBAL HEALERS ACADEMY, U.S.A.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLOURS, U.K.
COMISION DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA, SPAIN
NEPAL YOGA & NATURE CURE ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SELF UNDERSTANDING, CANADA
STONEBRIDGE ASSOCIATED COLLEGES, U.K.
CENTRO AFRICANO DE INVESTIGATION, SPAIN
RAINBOW PATHWAY CRYSTAL CENTRE, U.K.
HEALTH & HEALTH CENTRE, SWITZERLAND
THE ISRAELI COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH SCIENCE
TRADITIONAL HEALERS’ ORGANISATION, SWAZILAND
COSMO CYCLES RESEARCH CENTRE, NIGERIA
INSTITUTE OF HEALING STUDIES, USA
THE CENTRE FOR UNIVERSAL HOLISTIC STUDIES, USA
YAPP ACUPUNCTURE & THERAPEUTIC CENTRE, MALAYSIA
DXN INSTITUTE, MALAYSIA
INDONESIAN HOLISTIC HEALTH FOUNDATION, INDONESIA
COLUMBUS CLINIC FOUNDATION, USA
SERSI UNIVERSITY
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CANADA
CHELSEA CENTRE FOE COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH, SRILANKA
FACE REJUVENATION/AYURVEDIC FACELIFT, UK
SUNRAY HEALING HEAVEN, USA
ALL NEPAL ELECTRO HOMOEO MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, NEPAL
ASSOCIATION OF REFLEXOLOGISTS, UK
ECLOSION HOLDING SDN BHD, MALAYSIA
FORUM OF INDIAN NGOs FOR CO-OPERATION WITH THE UN, INDIA
 
 
Recognition
The Open International University for Alternative Medicines has been established by Charter of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines which is incorporated under the Act XXVI of 1961 (Regd. No. S/68765 of 1991-1992) of govt. of W.B. Based on the XXI of 1860 Govt. of India and Science & Literary Institutions Act of 1854. This Act is applicable to the advancement and promotion of alternative medical sciences in several states in India.
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines under whose auspices The Open International University for Alternative Medicines has been formed is the only organisation to have received direct recognition from the United Nations University for Peace (an international inter-governmental university established under UN Resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/80 and duly recognised by the Govt. of India as signatory to the international agreement for the establishment of the University for Peace and Charter of the University of Peace, UN.
The Open International University for Alternative Medicines is a member of the World Association of Universities and Colleges.
 
Welcome to IBAM
 
Welcome to the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines. IBAM has a rich history of over 22 years - setting the standards for alternative medicine distance education.
 
We are a Government registered institution, internationally recognized and the largest organization of Alternative Medicine in India. The Board is duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.
 
We are 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.
 
Background of the Board
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (Department of Distance and Continuing Education) is an internationally recognized, Government registered institution of alternative, complementary and holistic medicines.
 
Established in 1991, The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is the nation's foremost organization in the field of alternative medicines with a membership in excess of 2,00,000 practitioners and 110 affiliated centers spread across the length and breadth of the nation.
 
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 medicines and health promotion in India duly registered under the Government of India Act. Under the guidance of its Founder President Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, the Board aims to advance the study of and research into various alternative therapies such as Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Biochemic Medicines, Bach Flower Remedies, Electro Homoeopathy, Magnet therapy, Naturopathy, Reiki, Yoga etc and provide a high standard of training and education in the different disciplines of alternative / complementary medicines.
 
It’s a model institution for education, research and training in alternative / complementary and natural medicines. The curriculum of the Board is as per standard and based on the syllabus prescribed by the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India and various other national and international universities. Its faculty consists of qualified, experienced and dedicated doctors and teachers committed to imparting the best possible education to the students.
 
 
 
From the Desk of the President
 
"Winds of change are now softly blowing in the fields of natural medicines. This re-birth of the medicines of the past will help to humanize the scientific medicine to tomorrow and structure a new futuristic, integrated medicine for the 21st century."
 
Natural and traditional medicines respond directly to the Third World's need for psychological health and physical well being. It is also congruent to man's intense desire for spiritual and aesthetic fulfillment. For an oriental, traditional medicine represents the sum total to measures, ingredients, customs and creative procedures of several forms, both material and spiritual which since prehistoric times, have enabled him to remain healthy by protecting himself against disease, alleviating human suffering and curing disorders. The majority of orientals regard life as a total synthesis of body, mind and spirit and, in accordance with this firm conviction, they consider positive health as the blending of physical, mental, social, moral and spiritual wellbeing. Natural healers are, therefore, part of the natural heritage of the health patronized and respected by members of the communities which they serve, the adoption of natural medicine in the grand design is the strategy of implementation of national health care programmes makes pragmatic sense. The "bare foot doctors" is a successful example of this strategy.
 
In 1977, the "30th World Health Organization (WHO) Assembly adopted a historic resolution urging governments to give adequate importance to the utilization of their traditional systems of medicine with appropriate regulations to suit their national health needs". Both developing and developed countries have, thereafter, displayed greater interest and awareness in using traditional and indigenous health care resources in the implementation of their national health programmes. Immediately in the 1977 WHO resolution, a worldwide promotional effort for traditional and natural medicines was launched. The success of this promotion may be measured by the growing interest in these disciplines among many successful practitioners. There is a growing volume of articles and research papers on related themes appearing in scientific journals and lay publications: consequently, many scientific institutes and agencies are seeking to collaborate in research and training in traditional medicines.
 
Thus the traditional medicine program today is at historical crossroads. It has generated international awareness of the richness and importance of the subject, a development which represents the rebirth of the medicine of the past and one which may help to humanize the medicine of tomorrow.
 
A few decades ago, it was generally assumed by the scientific community that medicinal plants, homeopathic doses, acupuncture needles, magnets, 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 of herbology, homeopathy, acupuncture, yoga, etc. in every country has been phenomenal. Manipulative medicines are being taken seriously note of, the world over, particularly in locomotor disorders. The complementary medicines are here to stay and need to be integrated with allopathic medicines, sooner rather than later.
 
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines has been founded for the purpose of teaching the various alternative medical therapies. The institution imparts the teachings through regular classes and correspondence courses. Students throughout the world are assured to the fact that a thorough instruction and absolute personal attention in every details will be given to the best of our level in all the respects.
 
We trust as a result of your enquiry, you will decide to enroll with us, and join the ever-growing roll of students. If you have any questions, please feel free to write to us.
 
Good Luck! Best wishes!
 
Prof. Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal
M.D., D.Sc., FRSH (London)
President
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.
 
 
About the President
 
 
 
 
Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal,widely regarded as the pioneer of the holistic medical movement in India, the Founder - President of India Board of Alternative medicine. An internationally renowned practitioner of alternative medicine, Dr. Agarwal is also an organizer, visionary, author and teacher.
 
Right from the initial stage of his medical education he recognized the value of treating "the whole person" consisting of the physical aspect of the individual as is the practice with modern medicine. After studying the different systems of medicine, Dr. Agarwal came to the conclusion that the various system needed to be integrated to be render more effective and humane. This could be accomplished by evolving a holistic system of treatment and practicing a holistic life style.
 
It is especially in such a context that alternative medicines are relevant as they are cost- effective medical service for one and all. It has the advantage of being far more inexpensive than modern medicine, has virtually no side-effects, is more acceptable to people because of their ancient, times-tested prescriptions and are inherently holistic in that these system treat the human being as a whole and not just the physical body.
Born in 1961 in Rajasthan, Dr. Agarwal graduated from the University of Calcutta in 1980. In 1984 he graduated with a Diploma in Medicine and Surgery from the Council of Homoeopathic Medicine, Govt. of West Bengal. He has completed Doctorate in Medicine in Homoeopathy from University Grants Commission Recognized University and Recognized by Central Council of Homoeopathy under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare , Govt. of India. Also graduated in Ayurveda from Hindi University, Allahabad and Naturopathy from the Indian Institute of Naturopathy, Coimbatore. He also completed courses in Yoga Therapy from Kaivalyadham, Pune and Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari. He then studied the different systems of the reiki in leading institutions in India and abroad. He obtained a M.D. in traditional & Alternative Medicine from the Open International University, Colombo and a Ph.D. from Medicina Alternativa, Kazakhastan (the then USSR). Dr.Agarwal was conferred the D.Sc. Honoris Causa in 1994 by the Open International University, Colombo, for his outstanding services to the promotion and popularization of holistic healing in India.
 
He is the National Vice-Chancellor of the International Association of Educators for World Peace and a Visiting Professor of the Open International University, Colombo and East West University for Holistic Health Science, California, USA.
 
He is editor of the Indian Journal of Holistic Health & Medicine, and is author of several books besides having articles published in leading newspapers and magazines of the country, and has also actively participated in number of national and international conferences organized by government and non- government organizations in India and abroad, his name having become synonymous with alternative medicines in India and has appeared in Asia International’s Who’s Who for his outstanding contribution to the cause of Alternative Medicine in India. Dr. Agarwal has organized a number of successful national and international conferences which were greatly successful having received the blessings and well wishes of the Hon’ble President of India Hon’ble Vice- President of India, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Health Minister of India and Hon’ble Governors and Chief Minister of the different states of India and a host of international luminaries such as Late Mother Teresa, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela. Queen Elizabeth, Rev. Desmond Tutu, Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali (the then Secretary General of United Nations), Dr. Kofi Annan (Secretary General of United Nations), Smt. Sonia Gandhi and many others. These conferences were attended by delegates from more than 50 countries world wide and also graced by a host of dignitaries such as Mother Teresa, Governors, Union Ministers, State Ministers and diplomats.
 
Dr. Agarwal holds wide ranging memberships / fellowships in the health and medical field. Some of these are the Royal Society of Health U.K., World Federation of Holistic Health, Italy; Medicina Alternativa Colombo.
 
In recognition of his achievements in alternative medicines and social welfare, Dr. Agarwal has received several prestigious awards. In 1992 he was presented the Indira Gandhi Memorial Award by Mr. Justice Samir Mukherjee and the following year he was presented the Michael Madhusudan Award by Mr. Prashanta Chatterjee, Hon’ble Mayor of Calcutta and in 1994 he receive the Vijay Rattan Award from Mr. P.M. Sayeed, Union Minister. In 1995 he was presented the Manav Sewa Award by the Hon’ble Governor of Orissa; the Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award by Mr. Vasant Sathe, President of India Council for Cultural Relations; and Mother India International Award by Mr. R.L. Bhatia, Union Minister. More recently, Dr. Agarwal was honoured with the Knight of Malta by the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, the Netaji Award and Mother Teresa Award.
 
Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal
M.D., D.Sc., FRSH (London)
President
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines

 
 
 
Aims & Objectives
 
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. & 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, organize, 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.
 
Recognizers
 
All India Alternative Medical Practitioners’ Association (AIAMPA)
 
The All India Alternative Medical Practitioners’ Association enlightens members about the opportunities that abound to earn and serve ailing humanity through the various benign and cost effective methods of healing. It also enables them to actively participate in the development and proliferation of alternative medicines which is gaining ground the world over.
The AIAMPA lists amongst its objectives: the promotion of improved standards of practice management, education and training and the integration of complementary medicine into orthodox healthcare.
Through the association, members/fellow members can share their ideas and participate in the activities of an ever increasing fraternity of fellow member practitioners, and be part of a dynamic organisation of international stature and credibility.
 
Global Education Foundation (GEF)
 
Global Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit international organization with both academic and field project capabilities. The Foundation is a leader in the fields of international exchange, study abroad, sustainable development, teacher education, language training, peace building, and NGO management.
Global Education Foundation promotes international and intercultural understanding, democracy, social justice, and economic development through education, training, and field projects around the globe. In the fulfillment of this mission, we prepare individuals, institutions, and communities to be inspiring and effective leaders of change.
 
 
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (IBAM)
 
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines under the presidentship of Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal is the nation’s foremost organisation in the field of alternative medicines with a membership in excess of 70,000 practitioners, 10,000 students and 185 affiliated centers spread across the length and breadth of the country.
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, magnetotherapy, reiki, etc. To further facilitate the study of alternative medicines.
The Board also regularly organises workshops on the different alternative therapies for large corporations and companies such as BHEL, TISCO, JINDAL and INDALCO to name but a few.
Blessed with a distinguished panel of Hony. Patrons and Advisors comprising of union and state ministers, governors, judges, parliamentarians and eminent doctors and academics from all over the world, the Board has close links with a number of renowned international organisations in the field of alternative medicines. It is affiliated to over fifty reputed organisations worldwide and has the unique distinction of being the only institution in the country to be recognised by and affiliated to the United Nations Peace University.
 
 
Indian Board of Education & Research (IBER)
 
The Indian Board of Education & Research (IBER) represents new concepts in meeting the challenges facing the educational system and significant commitment of resources in support of educational programs. IBER is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.
IBER embodies several important concepts. It provides opportunities to conduct researches on educational development in a coordinated and integrated approach by bringing together multi-disciplinary expertise. The Board’s specific concern is research on development and learning from the perspective of institutionalized education. Educational settings such as schools are conceived as providing a specific structure of opportunities and constraints for learning and development. This structure offers a variety of developmental opportunities, but at the same time excludes others. IBER is the most prominent international, non-profit organization with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application.
 
 
Indian Institute of Alternative Medicines (IIAM)
 
The Indian Institute of Alternative Medicines (IIAM) is the premier and leading institute of the world affiliated to the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines which is India’s largest internationally recognised and legally constituted organisation of its kind.
In spite of the consistent advance of western medicine there is still a dearth of doctors and practitioners. Hence, there exists vast scope to practice alternative medicine and career prospects in this field are indeed bright and beckoning. Opportunities abound to earn and serve ailing humanity through benign and cost effective methods of healing, and to be an active participant in the development and proliferation of alternative medicines which is gaining ground all over the world.
 
 
Indian Institute of Naturopathy (IIN)
 
Indian Institute of Naturopathy is an internationally recognized body committed to develop and propagate Naturopathy & Yoga.
Yoga & Naturopathy provide not only a simple practical approach to the management of diseases, but a firm theoretical basis which is applicable to all the holistic medical care and by giving attention to the foundations of health; also offers a more economical frame work for the medicine of future generation.
In recent times there is a growing awareness among the people about the efficacy and utility of Yoga and Nature Cure in keeping one fit at physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual planes. These systems are emerging as the effective methods and means to improve the total personality and to build a healthy society. Above all, these systems are adopted as a way of life rather than a mode of treatment. We strongly believe that Naturopathic & Yogic methods can play a vital role in the Natural Health Scheme due to its wide accessibility, acceptability and affordability.
 
 
Indian Society of Doctors for Environment (ISDE)
 
Indian Society of Doctors for Environment is an environmental NGO of medical doctors. It is an independent, non-governmental non-profit organisation. It was created on 25 November 1990 and has now national and regional member organisations in over 35 countries. The Executive Office of ISDE is located in Switzerland. ISDE also has a scientific office, which coordinates research, information and training activities.
The main purpose of ISDE is to help defend our environment both locally and globally to prevent numerous illnesses, ensure the necessary conditions for health, and improve the quality of life. In order to safeguard the health of our own generation and of future ones, we must care for the environment.
ISDE was established as a tool for educating and updating physicians and the general public, and stimulating awareness and initiatives by public and private bodies, in particular governmental agencies. The Association intends to reach out to all, as fellow citizens of the world.
 
 
Institute of Education Reasearch & Development (IERD)
 
Institute of Education Research & Development is an internationally recognized, non-political, non-profit and independent educational body committed to the development and propagation of new age education comprising of people interested in the promotion of education at all its levels and all spheres in order to develop the latent potentials of individuals and communities.
Education is more than memory training and more than informing a child or student as to the past and its achievements. Those factors have their place, and the past must be understood and studied, for out of it must grow that which is new, its flower and its fruit. Education involves more than the investigation of a subject and the forming of subsequent conclusions leading to hypotheses which, in their own turn, lead to still more investigation and conclusions. Education is more than a sincere effort to fit a child or adult to be a good citizen, an intelligent parent and no charge upon the state. It has a far wider application than producing a human being who will be a commercial asset and not a commercial liability. Education has other objectives than rendering life enjoyable and so enabling men and women to achieve a culture which will permit them to participate with interest in all that transpires in the three worlds of human affairs. It is all the above, but should also be much more.
 
 
International Alternative Medical Association (IAMA)
 
The International Alternative Medical Association has been established to provide a worldwide platform for alternative medical practitioners enabling them to unite and speak in one strong voice.
The association provides the forum alternative medical practitioners to exchange ideas and information, concepts and knowledge. Through membership/fellowship of the association practitioners can increase their awareness of the trends and happenings in the field of alternative medicines in different parts of the country. Member practitioners can highlight their contributions and achievements in the field of alternative medicine for consideration of awards conferred on meritorious and dedicated practitioners in recognition of their efforts and accomplishments.
 
 
International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP)
 
The International Association of Educators for World Peace is founded to contribute to the improvement of man’s ability to live at peace and to educate world citizens for peaceful co-existence and cooperation so that all people may have free access to the achievements of science and civilization.
Deeply concerned over the non-violent approach through education in its broadest sense, the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) urges the creation of a new breed of scientists, philosophers, parents, students, all educators, and especially leaders who are inspired with the vision of restoring world peace.
We plan to set up a countervailing force to war, to marshal those forces for peace that now lie latent in every human heart. With the unique participation of enlightened and determined citizens, we can initiate and further promote those projects and activities needed to light up the pathway to world peace. Our major focus will be to plan ventures in international cooperation that would emphasize technology as it can benefit the entire human race and as the alternative to war.
IAEWP was founded in Oslo, Norway in 1970, by a group of educators who are socially conscious and shared the same vision and concern over the increasingly violent culture worldwide.
IAEWP is now has chapters in over 100 countries, with consultative status at many United Nations agencies and since 1987 is a designated Peace Messenger of the United Nations.
 
 
International Homoeopathic Medical Foundation (IHMF)
 
The International Homoeopathic Medical Foundation is an internationally recognized body committed to the development and propagation of Homoeopathy.
Today more and more people are assuming responsibility for their own well-being. We improve our nutritional habits; we exercise, learn relaxation techniques, and turn to gentle and non-toxic medicines. Choosing safe and gentle approaches to health care is only one more of the many areas in which we see a return to the traditional values of a holistic understanding of our bodies, as well as of our environment. Homoeopathy, soundly based on principles of nature, fulfills the demands of all of these traditional values and has even been called ‘Medicine of the 21st Century’. The sole mission of the Foundation is to disseminate the awareness of Homoeopathy amongst the mass populace of the world and developing countries in particular.
 
 
International Institute of Health Sciences (IIHS)
 
Rapid advances in Science and Technology are constantly bringing into focus new issues that impact on public health and the quality of life. International Institute of Health Sciences shoulders responsibility for regulating the fruits of different latitude of medical sciences in order to ensure that these advances work to the benefit of mankind. This effort to harmonize scientific progress with the needs of the people can best be thought of as regulatory science.
 
 
New Age Foundation (NAF)
 
New Age Foundation is an International non-political, philanthropic, non-profit and independent educational institution comprising of people interested in the promotion of education at its all levels and all spheres in order to develop the latent potentials of individuals and communities. It is an excellent resource for innovative people who want to further develop their intellectual capital and also for the organizations worldwide.
The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to the development of World Peace, International understanding and global co-operation amongst the individuals and communities through active learning process as well as giving everyone uniform opportunity to come up with their skills by providing quality education to students from all strata of society. The foundation is the cutting edge of teaching and learning, dedicated to provide an integrated approach to learning and overcoming the conventional mode of learning by sensitizing the students to a unique learning process which would continue to pay dividends throughout their lives. This is the New Age method of inculcating education.
New Age International Foundation signifies the transpersonal, confluent, integrated and global pursuit of education. It aims at giving altogether a new face to the prevalent system of education by integrating the values, norms and principles of different countries round the globe. The foundation of this very system of education is care & concern for human rights and society as a whole and to gear up the professionals for epoch-making changes in this society. The Foundation believes that in this New Age of growing creativity, competence and intellect, every individual has a latent fire to further change the world. New Age Foundation ignites that revolutionary fire in every person so that he explores and innovates his own credentials, and takes them to the peak so that the world follows him.
 
 
Open International University for Alternative Medicines (OIAUM)
 
Established under the charter of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, the Open International University for Alternative Medicines is one of the largest open international educational academies and a premier institution in the field of alternative / complementary medicines and health promotion in India. Under the guidance of its Chancellor Emeritus, His Holiness Lama Gangchen, founder of the Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation (Italy) and Vice – Chancellor, Dr. S. K. Agarwal, the university aims to advance the study of and research into various alternative therapies and provide a high standard of training and education in the different disciplines of alternative / complementary medicines. With students from all over the world and every region of India on its rolls, the university has acquired a truly international character and profile. It offers a wide range of diploma, bachelor and post graduate courses in a number of alternative therapies such as Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Biochemic Medicines, Bach Flower Remedies, Electro Homoeopathy, Magnet therapy, Naturopathy, Reiki, Yoga etc.
 
 
Paschim Banga Prakritik Chikitsa Parishad (PBPCP)
 
Paschim Banga Prakritik Chikitsa Parishad organizes Naturopathic training courses and examinations on behalf of the Akhil Bharatiya Prakritik Chikitsa Parishad, New Delhi. Naturopathy is a holistic treatment which works by eliminating the toxic elements from the body. In naturopathy that got popular in India after Mahatma Gandhi started practicing it to cure the ailments, five therapies called mud therapy, hydro therapy, chromo therapy, yoga and fasting are applied to treat the patients.
Nature cure and yoga are gaining popularity in today´s anxious and stressful world, as they are the treatment systems without drugs and surgery, and without side effects! Nature cure and yoga ensure sound health and longevity as they support the holistic qualities of body, mind and spirit.
In order to make people aware of these treatment systems and influenced by the Gandhian way of life, the Paschim Banga Prakritik Chikitsa Parishad, was established.
 
 
Positive Life Foundation (PLF)
 
Positive Life Foundation has been established to contribute for the promotion and inculcation of the ideas, principles and benefits of a positive attitude towards life, world peace, friendship, love, world consciousness, co-existence, international understanding and co-operation and to organise a sustained campaign for protection, preservation and promotion of the environment and ecology; to propagate education, culture, science, communication, health & healing and human rights amongst the masses and to institute, honour and award persons and institutions for their contribution towards the enrichment of human lives.
 
 
Rural Health Society (RHS)
 
The Rural Health Society offers the opportunity for researchers and their collaborators to network with new and established researchers of many disciplines engaged in rural, remote and northern health research.
The Society works to advance the cause of rural and remote health research in India. The mission of the Society is to facilitate research and knowledge translation aimed at understanding and promoting the health of people living in rural and remote India. The society believes in building inter-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, mutually supportive and community-focused research networks concerned with rural and remote health and to develop health research that is responsive to the needs of people living in rural and remote communities.
 
 
UNESCO Club of Calcutta
 
The First World Congress of UNESCO Clubs met at UNESCO Headquarters in April 1978 and unanimously adopted the principle of establishing a World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA).
In the half-century the UNESCO Clubs movement has been in existence, the world has witnessed a vast range of events concerning every one of UNESCO’s fields of competence. In 2005, the movement included some 3,600 associations, centres and UNESCO clubs in 90 countries throughout the world. At the international level, the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA) is responsible for informing, coordinating and mobilizing its members, with UNESCO’s support and cooperation.
In the light of civil society’s growing role in public policy-making, the Club movement can play a key part in educating citizens, and can contribute to dialogue between cultures and generations for sustainable development. The UNESCO Club of Calcutta shares a commitment to UNESCO’s ideals and works to translate them into reality on the ground. Members are therefore well placed to present the views of civil society to decision-makers.
 
 
West Bengal Naturopathic Medical College & Hospital (WBNMCH)
 
Naturopathy is a distinct system of medicine that is based on a belief in the healing power of nature–and especially in the body’s innate ability to fight disease and heal itself. At West Bengal Naturopathic Medical College & Hospital, Naturopathy is practiced by naturopathic doctors (also known as naturopaths or N.D.s) that incorporates a wide range of natural treatment methods, rather than drugs or surgery, to stimulate the body’s own healing powers. Among the therapies frequently prescribed are diet and lifestyle modifications, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, detoxification, spinal manipulation, and more.
The college believes that Nature has the power to heal. According to naturopathy, the body has the inherent ability to establish, maintain, and restore health. The hospital’s role is to facilitate the self-healing process by removing obstacles to a person’s health and recovery.
 
 
World Federation of UNESCO Associations (WBFUA)
 
The World Federation of UNESCO Associations was officially founded in July 1981, and its General Secretariat is located in Paris, France. The Federation provides general co-ordination services and encourages active co-operation among National Federations through interregional and sub regional programmes.
In 2005, the movement included some 3,600 associations, centres and UNESCO clubs in 90 countries throughout the world. At the international level, the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Assiciations (WFUCA) is responsible for informing, coordinating and mobilizing its members, with UNESCO’s support and cooperation.
The West Bengal Federation of UNESCO Association shares a commitment to UNESCO’s ideals and works to translate them into reality on the ground. Members are therefore well placed to present the views of civil society to decision-makers.
 
 
World Health, Environment and Peace Foundation (WHEPF)
 
The World Health, Environment and Peace Foundation has been established to promote those issues that are at the core of human existence – health, the environment and peace. It is the endeavour of the Foundation to promote peace and harmony at all levels of society through education and dialogue, to uphold and maintain human rights, to organise a sustained campaign for the protection and preservation of our environment & ecology and to work towards a level of well being for its fellowmen that includes physical health as well as emotional well being. The Foundation aims to creates a milieu where man lives at peace with himself, his fellowmen and in respect for nature and the environment.
In order to accomplish its aims and objects, the Foundation has a number of programmes and schemes on its agenda. It regularly organises seminars, conferences, rallies and projects on various subjects and honours persons and institutions for their contribution towards the enrichment of human lives.
 
 
World Peace & Friendship Society (WPFS)
 
World Peace & Friendship Society is an international, non-political, non-profit and independent organisation.
Despite all the differences, we are the creatures of a same God. We all have One heart to love others; eyes to see the beauties; ears to hear the kind songs of friendship; a tongue to express our feelings to promote peace and friendship. Yes! We are all “Human-Beings” and our values find their meanings in the society and beside others. Invaluable characteristics like: friendship, Love, Loyalty, Peace, and thousands of other good values will grow and excel in the society. So Let’s talk the message of Peace and Friendship in the world. It’s not important what our religion is or where we live, but that we love others and our hearts beat for them. We get happy by seeing them happy, and get upset with their problems. We like to live in a world filled with Love and friendship, a world where PEACE is the most beautiful word that exists. We CAN bring Peace to this world with each other’s help.
 
 
World Welfare Society (WWS)
 
The World Welfare Society is a non-governmental, no-profit organization dedicated to supporting organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations and work for lasting improvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs. The Society’s concept of human welfare is broad. The Society remains committed to supporting organizations in all possible means that help people overcome barriers to full participation in society.
The Society pursues a strategy of “service, advocacy, and empowerment” for meeting basic human needs and promoting democratic participation for people around the globe. Inherent in this strategy is the belief that the people who are most affected by a problem should be involved in developing solutions to address it.
 
 
Accreditation
ACCREDITATION
 
The United Nations University For Peace Constituted by the U.N.. General Assembly vide Resolution no. 35/55/5/xii/80 and duly recognised by the Government of India on 3rd December, 1981 as signatory to the International Agreement for the Establishment of the University for Peace and Charter of the University for Peace, U. N.
International Association of Educators For World Peace (affiliated with U.N. – ECOSOC, UNICEF & UNESCO)
International Union for Health Promotion & Educuation (affiliated to WHO)
The International Council for Health Freedom, USA
Intercultural Open University, Netherlands
The Open International University for Complementary Medicines (Medicina Alternativa), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Centre for Frontier Sciences , Temple University , USA
East West University of Holistic Health Sciences, USA
World Federation of Holistic Life & Medicine, Italy
International Research Institute for Natural Medicines, Japan
Sohaku-in-Foundation for Oriental Medicine, Brazil
International Institution of Traditional Medicines, Malaysia
Indiana Institute for Complementary Medicines, Indianapolis, USA
Vedic University of America, USA
Brazilian Academy of Oriental Science
Reflexology Academy of Southern Africa, South Africa
Therapeutica Holistica, Mexico
Integrity Research Foundation, New Zealand
Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness and Light Institute of Galisteo , USA
International Institute for Preventive Medicine, Netherland Antilles
The Australasian College of Herbal Studies
World Association of Integrated Medicines, Netherlands
Indian Committee of NGOs for United Nations
Anderland Forum for Encounter & Communication, Germany
A.S.A.M. University, Rome, Italy
Canadian Medical Acupuncture Society, Edmonton, Canada
Japanese society of Integrative Medicines, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese Association for Alternative, Complementary & Traditional Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Subtle Energy Association of Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Institute for Holistic Health Care & ,Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
The Spiritual Centre of Siam, Thailand
Academy of Holistic Health Care Professionals, Japan
The National Foundation for Alternative medicines, U.S.A.
Australian College of Chi-Reflexology, New South Wales, Australia
Bangladesh Unani Ayurvedic Pharmacist Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Agita Munda Network
International Yoga Federation
New World Educational Federation
Australian Integrative Medicine Association…
 
 
AFFILIATIONS
 
AIDS Research Centre, Bangladesh
Ayurveda & Acupuncture Centre, Canada
Alternative Medicines Research Institute, Canada
All Nepal Electro Homoeo Medical Association, Nepal
Association of Reflexologists, U.K.
Bangladesh Unani Ayurvedic Pharmacist Association, Bangladesh
Beat Al-Ashar Trading Est.
Centre for Advanced Astrological Studies & Research, Bangladesh
China Enterprise Education Services, Hong Kong
Chongshin Academy Foundation, South Korea
Comision de Educacion a Distancia, Spain
Centro Africano de Investigation, Spain
Cosmo Cycles Research Centre, Nigeria
Columbus Clinic Foundation, U.S.A.
Chelsea Centre for Counseling & Psychological Research, Sri Lanka
DXN Institute, Malaysia
Eclosion Holding SDN BHD, Malaysia
Forum of Indian NGOs for Co-operation with the UN, India
Face Rejuvenation/Ayurvedic Facelift, U. K.
Health & HealingCentre, Switzerland
Herbal Healers Academy, U.S.A.
Humburg School Astrology, Germany
Instituto de Medicina Tradicional, Portugal
International Academy of Natural Sciences & Natural Balances, Europe
International Association of Colours, U.K.
Institute of Healing Studies, U.S.A.
Indonesian Holistic Health Foundation, Indonesia
Luminar International Institute of Oriental Medicines, Nigeria
Mangrove College for Radionics, U.S.A.
Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association
New Earth College, Canada
National College of Alternative Medicines, Nigeria
National Research Institute For Self Understanding, Canada
Rainbow Pathway Crystal Centre, U.K.
Stonebridge Associated Colleges, U.K.
Sersi University
Sunray Healing Heaven, U.S.A.
The Centre of International Holistic Studies, Canada
The Northern Institute of Massage, U. K.
The Israeli College of Natural Health Science
Traditional Healers’ Organisation, Swaziland
Traditional Therapies Counselling & Education Institute, Dracut, MA
The Centre for Universal Holistic Studies, U.S.A.
Vwayne Seegers and Company, South Africa
Yapp Acupuncture & Therapeutic Centre, Malaysia
 
International Alternative Medical Association
The International Alternative Medical Association has been established to provide a worldwide platform for alternative medical practitioners enabling them to unite and speak in one strong voice.
The association provides the forum alternative medical practitioners to exchange ideas and information, concepts and knowledge. Through membership/fellowship of the association practitioners can increase their awareness of the trends and happenings in the field of alternative medicines in different parts of the country.
Members/Fellow members of the association can also participate in the international conferences organized by the association and its associates. These events provide the members an opportunity to interact with fellow practitioners from all over the country, and with doctors and therapists of international repute.
Through membership/fellowship of the association, members can also avail of its assistance in providing memberships/fellowships of various leading international organizations and associations in the U.S.A. , Malaysia, Mexico etc.
Membership/Fellowship of the association enlightens members about the opportunities that abound to earn and serve ailing humanity through the various benign and cost effective methods of healing, and enables them to actively participate in the development and proliferation of alternative medicines which is gaining ground the world over.
Through membership/fellowship of the association, member practitioners can highlight their contributions and achievements in the field of alternative medicine for consideration of awards conferred on meritorious and dedicated practitioners in recognition of their efforts and accomplishments.
Through the association, members/fellow members can share their ideas and participate in the activities of an ever increasing fraternity of fellow member practitioners, and be part of a dynamic organization of international stature and credibility.
Each Member/Fellow member of the association shall receive a beautiful Certificate of Membership/Fellowshipand a metal badge and be entitled to all the privileges such membership/fellowship bestows.
 
 
For Membership/Followship of International Alternative Medical Association
 
Two Passport size Photographs.
Xerox Copies of Qualifications/  Titles / Awards / Certificates etc.
One copy of each book or important articles(published/unpublished) authored
by you, if any.
Membership Fee: US$ 100 or British Pounds 50
Fellowship Fee: US$ 200 or British Pound 100
The Bank Draft should be payable to International Institute Of Alternative Medicines & Research Center at Mumbai.
 
 
Introduction
The Open International University for Alternative Medicines chartered by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, is the largest open international academy and a leading institution of natural and complementary medicines and health promotion in India and abroad. Established in 1991 by Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, the Board has many flourishing affiliated colleges and study centers offering a wide variety of study programs leading to the award of diploma, degree and post-graduate degree certificates. The Board is legally established and duly registered under West Bengal Act No. 26 of 1961 which is based on the Govt. of India Act No. 21 of 1860 and the Scientific & Literary Institutions Act., 1854. The Board is conducting regular and correspondence courses in various systems of alternative medicines such as Acupressure, Acupuncture, Electro-Homeopathy, Bio-chime, Herbal Medicines, Naturopathy, Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Magneto Therapy, Indo-Allopathy and various other ancient, traditional and indigenous systems of medicines and health practices through its various centers. It has more than 6000 students on its roll and 40000 member practitioners.The Board has an impressive committee of Patrons and Advisors which include Union Ministers, Governors,State Ministers and academics of international repute such as the Chancellor of the United Nations University for Peace and the Rector of the United Nations University. The Board is also engaged in various philanthropic activities such as rendering of assistance to victims of natural calamities, operating charitable and mobile clinics and providing scholarships to needy students etc. The Board has established The Open International University for Alternative Medicines with a view to providing
high standards of academic programs in natural health sciences. His Holiness Lama Gangchen, Founder of World Peace Foundation, Italy/Spain, an affiliate of the United Nations has been appointed as the Hony. Chancellor Emeritus of the University who graciously made a formal acceptance of his appointment in the presence of Sri Bipin Koirala, Hon. Health Minister of Nepal and other dignitaries. The University has got the official membership of the World Associations of Universities & Colleges, which is a global accreditation association. The Board maintains a vast network of contacts with more than 50 international institutions from all over the globe including organizations which are directly affiliated to the UN, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNCED, WHO etc. and has won the respect and esteem of national and international communities. It regularly organizes national and international congresses and encourages practitioners of holistic healing by awarding them various accolades in recognition of their unique services to society. The 10th International Conference will be organized on 1st and 2nd December 2002 at Calcutta. A large number of delegates from all over the world are expected to participate in this event. The Board has been fortunate enough in receiving the well wishes and moral support from a host of International luminaries such as Late Mother Teresa, H. H. The Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Dr. K. R. Narayanan (President of India),Rev. Desmond Tutu, Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali (the then Secretary General of United Nations), Dr. Kofi Annan (Secretary General of United Nations), Smt.Sonia Gandhi and many others. Previous conferences were attended by delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide and were also graced by a host of dignitaries such as Mother Teresa, Governors, Union Ministers, State Ministers, and diplomats.
 
 
Code of Ethics/Conduct
The code of Ethics framed by the Open International University for Alternative Medicines and Indian Board Of Alternative Medicines are as follows.
Duties of Practitioners In General:
1. A practitioner must always maintain the highest standards of professional conduct towards. both the individual and society.
2. A practitioner must not allow himself to be influenced merely by motives or profit.
3.The following practices are deemed unethical:
(a) The self advertisement except such as is expressly authorized by the code of ethics.
(b) Taking part in any plan of medical care in which the practitioner does not have professional independence.
(c) To receive any funds in connection with services rendered to a patient other than the acceptance of a proper professional fee. or to any money in the same circumstances without the knowledge of the patient. such as commissions. kick-backs and gifts.
4.Under no circumstances is a practitioner permitted to do anything that would weaken the physical or mental resistance of a human being. except for strictly therapeutic or prophylactic indications imposed in the interest of the patient.
5.A practitioner is advised to use great caution in publishing discoveries. The same applies to methods of treatment whose value is not yet recognised by the profession at large.
6.When a practitioner is called upon to give evidence in court on a legal matter or issue a certificate, he should only state that which he can verify. No hearsay should by included.
Duties of the Practitioner to the patient
A practitioner must always bear in mind the importance of preserving all life from
the -time of conception until death.
A practitioner owes to his patient complete loyalty and all the resources of his therapy. Whenever an examination or treatment is beyond his capacity he should summon another practitioner, who has the necessary ability, immediately.
A practitioner owes to his patient absolute secrecy on all events which have been confided to him or which he knows because of the confidence entrusted to him.
A practitioner must give the necessary treatment in an emergency. unless he is assured that it can and will be given by another in due time.
Every patient has the right to expect a complete and thorough examination of his disorder and that accurate records will be kept.
A practitioner should unceasingly, in the interests of his patients. improve his knowledge and skill continuously.
Duties of Practitioners to Each Other
A practitioner ought to behave towards his colleagues to create mutual trust.
A practitioner must not entice patients from his colleagues.
A practitioner must observe all the principles and guidelines laid down by Indian. Board of Alternative Medicines.
The Practitioner and Commercial Undertakings
A general ethical principle is that a practitioner should not associate himself with commerce in such a way as to let it influence, or appear to influence, his attitude towards the treatment of his patients.
Testimonials or laudatory certificates, whether for publication or not, of any appliance or apparatus or dressing or any medicinal preparation or any cosmetic or food should not be given by a practitioner.
Practitioners should not sanction the quotation of an extract from any publication or report for the purpose of the trade except with the authority of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.
Advertisement
A practitioner should not attempt in any way to advertise himself except by the legitimate means of proficiency in his work and by skill and success in his practice.
It is unethical for a practitioner to insert any advertisement in the public press. or issue any card or circular relating to his profession or the clinical practice except in the following circumstances:
(a) on commencing practice.
(b) on changing his or her address.
(c) on temporary absence from the practice.
(d) on resumption of the practice.
(e) on disposal of the practice.
(f) on succeeding to another practice.
 
(g) on etering or retiring from a partnership.
(h) on discontinuance of a colleague in a group practice.
A medical journal advertisement must he simple and direct as possible. Every advertisement shall be ‘run on’, without spacing and without display. The type shall he that ordinarily used for articles. No more space shall he given to the advertisement than that required to print it. Hours of consultation, address and telephone number may be inserted.
Letters of abbreviations indicating all other qualifications may be added. A statement of specialty may be included only if that specialty constitutes the practice of the healer for not less than five years.
It is unethical for any practitioner to permit his name to he used in any material relating to diseases or their treatment which is published in the public press or broadcast by radio or television. Approval may be given by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines on application, to waive this rule when departure from anonymity is in the public or professional interests.
No interview with a media reporter on subjects relating to diseases and their treatment should be given by a practitioner except:
(a) That the name or the practitioner interviewed should not be published, nor his identity revealed in any report published of the interview, except with the approval of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines or an authorized organization.
(b) That, if possible, a copy of the report proposed to be published be submitted for prior approval.
(c) That the practitioner interviewed should not imply that he has superior ability over other practitioners.
Public Lectures or addresses to lay audiences may be given on professional subjects in order to promote Alternative Medicines.
No practitioner except with the approval in writing of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines shall have his name plate affixed else-where other than:
(a) at his residence.
(b) at premises where he attends regularly for the purposes of treating his patients.
Name plates shall he unostentatious in size and lettering and form, and may bear the name, qualification and practice hours. A statement of specialty may appear only if that specialty constitute the sole practice of the practitioner.
Practitioners may display the titles after conferment, in addition to their clinical qualifications.
Deregistration
The practitioner’s name may be removed from the Medical Register maintained by the Board by reasons of conviction of an indictable offence or infamous conduct in a professional respect.
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines shall have power to expel from Registrationship of any practitioner on the ground that his conduct is deemed by the Board to be detrimental to the honor and or is calculated to bring the profession or the Board into disrepute, or on the grounds that the practitioner has willfully and persistently refused to comply with the Rules of the Board or the Articles or the By-laws of the Board.
An expelled practitioner shall, be liable to pay all sums due from him to the Board at the time of his expulsion.
No canvassing for membership of any professional Society is allowed. This rule must he strictly followed at congresses and symposia.
Procedures In Ethical Matters
An ethics subcommittee may be appointed to investigate any questions of ethics which are brought to notice by the Chairman.
Teaching Courses, Symposia, Congress
Affiliated societies may make applications for recognition of their teaching curricula, symposia and congresses organized by them. The logo of the Board may only be used after obtaining written approval.
Legal Advise
 
The Board may arrange for free legal advise for all its practitioners who desire or require such advise.
 
Mission Statement
The Executive Board of the Open International University for 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 Open International University for Alternative Medicines 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 University 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 medical service.
Those who graduate are required to demonstrate a broad understanding and competency in health care and maintain a commitment to intellectual development, health and medical practice, and scholarship in complementary, alternative and traditional medicine.
 
Hony. Chancellor Emeritus
 
His Holiness Lama Gangchen, Founder President,
Lama Gangchen World Peace Foundation, Spain , Italy.
 
Chancellor
 
 
Hony. Chancellor Emeritus
H. H. Lama Gangchen (Renowned World Healer)
Founder
L. G. World Peace Foundation, Italy
(affiliated with United Nations)
and established more than 100 Healing Centers around the globe
and more than 50 international organisations for the promotion
and popularisation of natural healing and world peace.
 
Lama Gangchen on the roof of Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet
Lama Gangchen was born in western Tibet in 1941.
He was recognised at an early age to be a reincarnate Lama healer and was enthroned at Gangchen Choepeling Monastery at the age of five.
When he reached the age of twelve he received the “Kachen” degree which is usually conferred after twenty years of study. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, he studied medicine, astrology, meditation and philosophy in two of the major monastic universities of Tibet: Sera and Tashi Lhumpo.
He also studied in Gangchen Gompa, Tropu Gompa and Neytsong Monastery. He was disceple of some of the most important Gelugpa Lamas like H.H. Trjichang Rinpoche. In 1963, he went into exile to India where he continued his studies for the next seven years at the Varanasi Sanskrit University in Benares. In 1970, he received the Geshe Rigram degree (similar to a Ph. D.) from Sera Monastic University situated in South India.
After his graduation, he worked as a Lama healer among the Tibetan communities in Nepal, India and Sikkim, during which time he saved the lives of many people and was named private physician to the Royal Family. In 1981, Lama Gangchen visited Europe for the first time and has since become a resident and Italian citizen. In the same year, he also established his first European center: Karuna Choetsok in Lesbos, Greece, where he planted a bodhi tree in the ‘Buddha Garden’, and where he consecrated what was to become the first in a long line of World Peace Buddha Statues, thankas and images.
Since 1982, he has travelled extensively, both healing and teaching worldwide, leading many pilgrimages to some of the most important holy places of different religious and spiritual denominations in the world. Since many years Lama Gangchen promotes a very important project: the integration between Tibetan Medicine (an incredible and unlikely still unknown treasure of humankind) with allopathic medicine.
Lama Gangchen is the holder of an ancient and unbroken lineage of Tantric Masters dating from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. His Ngalso Tantric Selfhealing is based on Buddha’s teaching but it’s suitable for modern people.
At present he has more than 100 Inner Peace Education centres or Self-Healing Study Groups worldwide.
 
 
Vice Chancellor
 
Prof Dr. S. K. Agarwal,
President , Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.
 
 
Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal, widely regarded as the pioneer of the holistic medical movement in India, is the Founder – President of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine. An interna -tionally renowned practitioner of alternative medicine, Dr. Agarwal is also an organiser, visionary, author and teacher.
Right from the initial stage of his medical education he recognised the value of treating “the whole person” consisting of the physical, mental, emotional, social and psychological dimensions of man and not simply the physical aspect of the individual as is the practice with modern medicine.
 
Nobel Laureate, the Dalai Lama receiving the Seva Chakra of I.B.A.M.
After studying the different systems of medicine, Dr.Agarwal came to the conclusion that the various systems needed to be integrated to be render more effective and humane. This could be accomplished by evolving a holistic system of treatment and practising a holistic life style.
It is especially in such a context that alternative medicines are relevent as they are a cost-effective medical service for one and all. It has the advantage of being far more inexpensive than modern medicine, has virtually no side-effects, is more acceptable to people because of their ancient, time-tested prescriptions and are inherently holistic in that these systems treat the human being as a whole and not just the physical body.
Born in 1961 in Rajasthan, Dr. Agarwal graduated from the University of Calcutta in 1980.
In 1984 he graduated with a Diploma in Medicine and Surgery from the Council of Homoeopathic Medicine, Govt. of West Bengal.
 
Mr. Jyoti Basu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal accepting a Souvenir of the I.B.A.M.
Regraduated in Ayurveda from Hindi University, Allahabad and Naturopathy from the Indian Institute of Naturopathy, Coimbatore. He also completed courses in Yoga Therapy from Kaivalyadham, Pune and Vivekananda Kendra,Kanyakumari. He then studied the different systems of therapy in leading institutions in India and abroad. He obtained a M.D. in Traditional & Alternative Medicine from the Open International University, Colombo and a Ph.D. from Medicina Alternativa, Kazakhastan (the then USSR). Dr.Agarwal was conferred the D.Sc. Honoris Causa in 1994 by the Open International University, Colombo, for his outstanding services to the promotion and popularisation of holistic healing
in India.
He is the National Vice- Chancellor of the International Association of Educators for World Peace and a visiting professor of the Open International University, Colombo and East West University for Holistic Health Science, California, USA.
 
H.E. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma,Hon’able President of India recieving a memento from Dr. S.K. Agarwal,President of I.B.A.M.
He is editor of the Indian Journal of Holistic Health & Medicine, and is author of several books besides having articles published in leading newspapers and magazines of the country, and has also actively participated in a number of national and international conferences organised by government and non-governmental organisations in India and abroad, his name having become synonymous with alternative medicines in India and has appeared in the Asia International’s Who’s Who for his outstanding contribution to the cause of Alternative Medicine in India. Dr. Agarwal has organised nine national and five international conferences which were greatly successful having received the blessings and well wishes of of the Hon’ble President of India Hon’ble Vice-President of India, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Health Minister of India and Hon’ble Governors and Chief Ministers of the different states of India and a host of international luminaries such as Late Mother Teresa, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Queen Elizabeth, Rev. Desmond Tutu, Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali (the then Secretary General of United Nations), Dr. Kofi Annan (Secretary General of United Nations), Smt. Sonia Gandhi and many others. These conferences were attended by delegates from more than 50 countries worldwide and were also graced by a host of dignitaries such as Mother Teresa, Governors, Union Ministers, State Ministers and diplomats.
 
Rev. Mother Teresa recieving the Seva-Chakra Award, the highest honour of the I.B.A.M.
In recognition of his achievements in alternative medicines and social welfare, Dr. Agarwal has received several prestigious awards. In 1992 he was presented the Indira Gandhi Memorial Award by Mr. Justice Samir Mukherjee and the following year he was presented the Michael Madhusudan Award by Mr. Prashanta Chatterjee, Hon’ble Mayor of Calcutta and in 1994 he received the Vijay Rattan Award from Mr. P.M. Sayeed, Union Minister. In 1995 he was presented the Manav Sewa Award by the Hon’ble Governor of Orissa; the Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award by Mr. Jagdish Tytler, Union Minister; Priyadarshini Indira Gandhi National Award by Mr. Vasant Sathe, President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; and Mother India International Award by Mr. R. L. Bhatia, Union Minister. More recently, Dr. Agarwal was honoured with the Netaji Award and Mother Teresa Award.
 
 
What is Alternative Medicine?
 
 
Literally, Alternative Medicine means alternative to “something else”, This “something else” is western medicine or allopathy or orthodox medicine.
This term is loosely used to cover all forms of medicine except allopathy. In 1973, the Medical Faculty of the University of Rome convened the first World Congress of Alternative Medicines, and the provisional program contained no less than 135 different therapies. The experts of W.H.O. have also identified and enlisted more than 100 types of practices and they have termed these as traditional medicine.
These forms of medicine are known as traditional medicine (as most of these are practiced from time immemorial), complementary medicine (as these medicines supplement the Allopathic medicines in, many-a-cases) (as it differs from the orthodox medicine), holistic medicine (most of the alternative medical systems consider the human body as a complete being comprising of physicals mental, social and spiritual dimensions), Ethno medicine (as these traditional health care systems are closely associated with the life and culture of the masses), Natural Medicine (as these methods of treatments are based on the laws of nature and natural substances are used to treat the patients).
There are more than 100 systems of alternative medicines, still in practice all over the world. Every country, region or area has its own traditional system of health and medical care such as for the Chinese it is acupuncture, for the French, magnetic healing; for the Germans, Heilpraxis;for the Sfitish – Herbatism, for India – Ayurveda; for the Muslim countries – Unani; for the southern part of the country – Siddha; for Japan – shiatsu etc.
The most popular forms of alternative medicine are Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Siddha, Naturopathy,Yoga therapy, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Magneto therapy, Shiatsu, Medical herbalism, Meditation, Aroma therapy, Bach flower remedies, Gem therapy, Chromolherapy, Hydropathy, Diet Therapy etc.
Alternative Medicines & W. H.O.
 
The term Alternative Medicine means any form of medicine that is outside the rnain stream of western medicine as practiced by the majority of doctors today. Alternative medicine exists in all cultures to some degree and terms such as traditional medicine, indigenous medicine or folk medicine etc. are used to describe such practices. These medicines date back hundred or even thousand of years depending on the country and culture concerned. Because two thirds of the world’s population (mainly in the developing countries) relies entirely on such traditional medical therapies, the World Health Organization has declared its intention actively to encourage traditional medicine world wide in order that their goal of Health for all by the year2000 can be attained. It is interesting that even where western medical care is available the majority of people in the third wood choose to remain loyal to its indigenous medical systems. The W.H.O. has pledged itself to foster realistic approach to traditional medicine; to explore the merits of traditional medicines in the light of modern science in order to discourage harmful practices and encourage useful ones; and to promote the integration of proven valuable knowledge and skills in traditional and western medicine. And, claims one W.H.O. report, “For far too long traditional system of medicine and modern medicine have gone their separate ways in mutual antipathy. Yet are not their goals identical – to improve the health of mankind and thereby the quality of life? Only the blinkered mind would assure that the each has nothing to learn from the other.”
Dr. Andrew Stanway
Importance Of Alternative Systems Of Medicines
 
Recently we see there is a boom in various systems of alternative medicine. More and more patients are opting for alternative systems of medicine. We find a number of articles and stories in the leading-news- papers and magazines which is evident of its popularity.
There is a renewed interest in these system of medicine that were long ago. discarded in pursuance of the dynamic science of Allopathy. But after decades of serious obsession with the modern medicine system that came from the west, in India as elsewhere on the globe, people have started looking at their ancient systems again.
The most important reason which disturb and agitate the mind of the people at large and patients in particular, causing interest in alternative medicine has been the increasing side effects’ of allopathic medicine and people are getting afraid of such effects.
The second most important consideration specially in context to the third world or developing countries is the spiraling cost of the allopathic medicine.
The third reason is that when people are frustrated and not getting the desired cures of their ailments from the orthodox medicine they look for some alternative forms of healing that will bring solace and relief. Hence an Interest In alternative medicine is seen.
Besides the above primary reasons there are some subsidiary or secondary reasons of the growing popularity of the alternative medicine such as:
In many societies, especially In rural areas, there are cultural links to the traditional medical systems. Hence it is easier for the rural folk to accept It.
The simplicity of these practices also attract some people.
There are some Individuals that have religious or philosophical aversion to certain western medical practices.
Salient Features Of Alternative Medicines
 
Although Alternative Medicine includes many systems of healing and every system has its’ own features and merits, there are some common features which differentiate these from modern medicine.
(1) It considers the health of a person as well – being in Its physical, mental, social and spiritual planes whereas modern medicine treats the body as a machine i.e. main emphasis Is laid upon the physical aspects of life. Now-a-days It has been established that there Is a certain link between the various dimensions of life. Mental, social and spiritual arena have its definite role on the physical human body. Hence, to achieve permanent cure and to maintain good health one has to re-adjust the other aspects of human life too. Health is defined as a state of physical well being, mental alertness, socially adjusted, and spiritually developed.
(2) Most of the systems under alternative medicine stress upon the maintenance of health by following healthy life styles i.e. they stress upon proper diet. exercise, human relations, sexuality, positive attitudes, clean environment, moral and spiritual values etc. Thus preventive and promotive aspects of health is given its due importance. The person is made conscious to maintain his total health.
(3) Simplicity of the practices avoiding the intake of potent and hard drugs and undergoing unnecessary diagnostic and surgical interference. Every system in alternative medicine has its own unique philosophy and inexpensive methods of diagnosis and treatment.
(4) less or no side effects.
5) The time tested traditional system of medicine has a reasonable alternative and answer to most of the diseases which have no amenable answer from modern medical treatment such as collagen disorder, degenerative diseases, diseases of the bones and joints, psychosomatic disorders where behavioral, emotional and spiritual factors have a major role.
6) Faith – The sum total of above reasoning have produced a positive faith in alternative medicine among the people. It is a well known fact to all doctors that faith often cures where medicines don’t. More and more persons hence turn to other systems with faith in their hearts and a prayer on their lips and this has a magical power that can move mountains.
 
 
Guide to Some Alternative Therapies
 
 
Accupressure
Similar to acupuncture, but using finger pressure rather than fine needles
on specific points along the body to treat ailments such as tension and
stress, aches and pains, menstrual cramps, arthritis.
Acupuncture
Fine needles are inserted at specific points to stimulate, disperse, and
regulate the flow of vital energy, and restore a healthy energy balance. In
addition to pain relief, acupuncture is also used to improve well being and
treat acute, chronic, and degenerative conditions in children and adults.
Aromatherapy
Using “essential oils” distilled from plants, aromatherapy treats emotional
disorders such as stress and anxiety as well as a wide range of other
ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin in diluted form, inhaled, or
placed in baths. Aromatherapy is often used in conjunction with massage
therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology, chiropractic, and other
holistic treatments.
Astrology
Astrology is a humanistic attempt at trying to understand the cycles that
we share with the forces in the Universe. The planets have corresponding
rulership to certain vitamins, minerals, cell salts, herbs, metals, colors
and parts of the body. Through the chart ,one can look to see what natal
health conditions exist. Through these precepts, we can then look at the
present and into the future to see what areas of our lives are being
effected and potentially how we can head off ill health and promote wellness.
Atlas Orthogonal
Atlas Orthogonal is a chiropractic program to evaluate and correct
subluxation based on scientific and biomechanical procedures. By
incorporating the latest advancements in scientific technology,
chiropractors can calculate, in precise detail, the vectors specific to an
individual subluxation pattern, and program their instrument with the
specific correction vectors to deliver the adjustment without any
manipulation at all.
Ayurvedic Medicine
Practiced in India for more than 5,000 years, ayurvedic tradition holds
that illness is a state of imbalance among the body’s systems that can be
detected through such diagnostic procedures as reading the pulse and
observing the tongue. Nutrition counseling, massage, natural medications,
meditation, and other modalities are used to address a broad spectrum of
ailments.
Biofeedback
A method of monitoring minute metabolic changes in one’s own body with the
aid of sensitive machines. The technique is used especially for
stress-related conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia, and high
blood pressure. Clients learn to make subtle adjustments to move toward a
more balanced internal state by consciously visualizing, relaxing, or
imagining while observing light, sound, or metered feedback.
Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy is a series of intravenous injections of the synthetic
amino acid EDTA, designed to detoxify the body. It is also often used to
treat arteriosclerosis. Most frequently, this is administered in an
osteopathic or medical doctor’s office.
Chinese (Oriental) Medicine
Oriental medical practitioners are trained to use a variety of ancient and
modern therapeutic methods – including acupuncture, herbal medicine,
massage, heat therapy, and nutritional and lifestyle counseling – to treat a
broad range of both chronic and acute illnesses.
Chiropractic
The chiropractic views the spine as the backbone of human health:
misalignments of the vertebrae caused by poor posture or trauma cause
pressure on the spinal nerve roots, leading to diminished function and
illness. Through manipulation or adjustment of the spine, treatment seeks to
analyze and correct these misalignments.
Colonics
A colonic is a colon irrigation, the irrigation of the large intestine with
sanitized, filtered water under gentle pressure to wash out or detoxify it
of stagnated fecal material; it is a full intestinal enema.
Counseling/Psychotherapy
This broad category covers a range of practitioners, from career counselors
to psychotherapies who treat depression, stress, addiction, and emotional
issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. Some
therapists may also incorporate bodywork, ritual, energy healing, and other
alternative modalities as part of their practice.
Craniosacral Therapy
This is a manual therapeutic procedure for remedying distortions in the
structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism – the brain and spinal
cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum, and interconnected membranes. It
is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, TMJ, and a range of other
conditions.
Dance/Movement Therapies
Dance and/or movement therapy uses expressive movement as a therapeutic
tool for both personal expression and psychological or emotional healing.
Practitioners work with people with physical disabilities, addition issues,
sexual abuse histories, eating disorders, and other concerns.
Dentistry, Holistic
Holistic dentists are licensed dentists who bring an interdisciplinary
approach to their practice. The may incorporate such methods as homeopathy,
nutrition and acupuncture into their treatment plans. Most holistic dentists
emphasize wellness and preventive care while avoiding silver-mercury fillings.
Ear Candling
Primarily used for wax buildup and related hearing problems, ear candling
is also used for ear infections and sinus infections. Treatment involves
placing the narrow end of a specially designed hollow candle at the entry of
the ear canal, while the opposite end is lit.
Feng Shui
Ancient Chinese practice of arranging the home or work environment to
promote health, happiness, and prosperity. Consultants may recommend changes
in the surroundings – from color selection to furniture placement – in order
to promote a health flow of chi, or vital energy.
Flower Essences
A method of alleviating negative emotional states that may contribute to
illness or hinder personal growth. Drops of a solution infused with the
captures”essence” of a flower are placed under the tongue or in a beverage.
The practitioner helps the client choose appropriate essences, focusing on
the client’s emotional state rather than on a particular physical condition.
Herbalism
An ancient form of healing still widely used in much of the world,
herbalism uses natural plants or plant-based substances to treat a range
of illnesses and to enhance the functioning of the body’s systems. Through
herbalism is not alicensed professional modality in the United States, herbs
are “prescribed” by a range of practitioners.
Holistic Medicine
A descriptive term for a healing philosophy that views a patient as a whole
person, not as just a disease or a collection of symptoms. In the course of
treatment, holistic medical practitioners may address a client’s emotional
and spiritual dimensions as well as the nutritional, environmental, and
lifestyle factors that many contribute to an illness. Many holistic medical
practitioners combine conventional forms of treatment with natural or
alternative treatments.
Homeopathy
A medical system that uses infinitesimal doses of natural substances -
called remedies – to stimulate a person’s immune and defense system. A
remedy is individually chosen for a sick person based on its capacity to
cause, if given in overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to
those a patient is experiencing. Common conditions homeopathy addresses are
infant and childhood diseases, infections, fatigue, allergies, and chronic
illnesses such as arthritis.
Hypnotherapy
A means of bypassing the conscious mind and accessing the subconscious,
where suppressed memories, repressed emotions, and forgotten events may
remain recorded. Hypnosis may facilitate behavioral, emotional, or
attitudinal change such as weight loss, or smoking cessation.It is also used
to treat phobias, stress, and as an adjunct in the treatment of illness.
Iridology
The diagnostic system based on the premise that every organ has a
corresponding location within the iris of the eye, which can serve as an
indicator of the individual organ’s health or disease. Iridology is used by
naturopaths and other practitioners, particularly when diagnosis achieved
through standard methods is unclear.
Kinesiology
The study of muscles and movements. Practitioners analyze muscle function,
posture, gait, and other structural factors in addition to inquiring about
lifestyle factors that may be contributing to a health-related problem.
Nutritional supplements, muscle and joint manipulation, and lifestyle
modification may then be used as part of a treatment plan. Applied
kinesiology is used by health-care providers who are licensed to diagnose,
such as chiropractors, osteopaths, dentists, and medical doctors.
Lymph Drainage Therapy
Therapy to drain and improve the lymphatic vessels, a system of tubes or
canals through which lymph is carried from different parts of the body.
MassageTherapeutic
A general term for a range of therapeutic approaches with roots in both
Eastern and Western cultures. It involves the practice of manipulating a
person’s muscles and other soft tissue with the intent of improving a
person’s well-being or health, and may include, but not be limited to,
effleurage, deep tissue, percussion, vibration, and joint movement.
Midwifery/Childbirth Support
Midwives provide education and support during pregnancy, assist the mother
during labor and delivery, and provide follow-up care. Practitioners of
childbirth support include childbirth educators, assistants, and doulas
(women labor coaches who also provide postpartum home care).
Native American Herbology
Native American healers and spiritual leaders seldom travel far from their
homes and even more infrequently publicize their work – it is not the way.
However, there is a body of knowledge about the herbal treatments used by
various Native People. Much of the information has been tested and
incorporated into our present herbal therapies.
Natural Products
Products composed of organically grown plants and containing no chemicals.
These products may be used cosmetically as well as for health and nutrition.
Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic physicians work to restore and support the body’s ownhealing
abilities using a variety of modalities including nutrition, herbal
medicine, homeopathic medicine, and orient medicine. A primary health-care
system emphasizes the curative power of nature, treating both acute and
chronic illnesses in all age groups.
Network Chiropractic
This refers to a network of independent chiropractic offices that use
Network Spinal Analysis, a method characterized by the sequential
application of a number of gentle, specific adjusting techniques. Care
progresses through a series of levels that parallel spinal and
quality-of-life changes.
Ohashiatsu
A system of physical techniques, exercise and meditation used to relieve
tension and fatigue and induce a state of harmony and peace. The
practitioner first assesses a person’s state by feeling the hara, the area
below the navel. Then, using continuous and flowing movements, the
practitioner presses and stretches the body’s energy channels, working in
unison with the person’s breathing.
Osteopathic Medicine
Osteopathic physicians provide comprehensive medical care, including
preventive medicine, diagnosis, surgery, prescription medications, and
hospital referrals. In diagnosis and treatment, they pay particular
attention to the joints, bones, muscles, and nerves and are specially
trained in osteopathic manipulative treatment – using their hands to
diagnose, treat, and prevent illness.
Reconstructive Therapy/Prolotherapy
Reconstructive therapy uses injections of natural substances such as
dextrose, glycerin, and phenol in order to stimulate the growth of
connective tissue and this strengthen weak or damaged joints, cartilage,
ligaments, and tendons. This therapy is used to treat degenerative
arthritis, lower back pain, torn ligaments and cartilage, carpal tunnel
syndrome, and other conditions.
Reflexology
This modality is based on the idea that specific points on the feet and
hands correspond with organs and tissues throughout the body. With fingers
and thumbs, the practitioner applies pressure to these points to treat a
wide range of stress-related illnesses.
Reiki
Practitioners of this ancient Tibetan healing system use light hand
placements to channel healing energies to the recipient. While practitioners
may vary widely in technique and philosophy, Reiki is commonly used to treat
emotional and mental distress as well as chronic and acute physical
problems, and to assist the recipient in achieving spiritual focus and clarity.
Rolfing
A massage technique using deep manipulation of the fascia (connective
tissue) to restore the body’s natural alignment, which may have become rigid
through injury, emotional trauma, and inefficient movement habits. The
process involves ten sessions, each focusing on a different part of the body.
Shiatsu
The most widely known form of accupressure, shiatsu has been used in Japan
for more than 1,000 years to treat pain and illness and for general health
maintenance. Using a series of techniques, practitioners apply rhythmic
finger pressure at specific points on the body in order to stimulate chi, or
the vital energy.
Tibetan Medicine
Evolved as a systhesis of Tibetan, Chinese and Persian Medicine, and even
Ayurveda. These remedies include indigenous herbs, fruits, flowers, metalic
powders and minerals given in tablets, and are especially effected in
treating rheumatism, asthma, gastritis, diabetes and many neurological
disorders.
Unani
Involves the use of plants and herbs, these remedies are known to provide
cures for diseases such as sinusitus , leucoderma, rheumatism, jaundice and
elephantiasis.
Vision Therapies
Through exercise and relaxation techniques, vision may actually be improved
to the point that glasses may no longer be needed. Therapies are typically
offered by licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists.
Vitamin Therapy
A complementary therapy of vitamin usage combined with other treatments to
address a range of illnesses and to enhance the functioning of the body’s
systems. Assists the immune system in combating diseases such as Chronic
Fatigue Syndrome and HIV/AIDS.
Wellness Restoration
A comprehensive program designed to increase muscle mass by using adequate
nutrition, supplementation, anabolic steroid therapy and resistance weight
training to prevent/reverse wasting in HIV disease.
Yoga Therapy
The use of yoga to address mental and physical problems while integrating
body and mind.
 
 
Various Systems of Alternative Medicine
 
 
Accupressure
Acupuncture
Auricular Therapy
Alexander Technique
Art therapy
Aromatherapy
Autogenic Training & Therapy
Auto-suggestion
Ayurveda
Anthroposophical Medicine
Auras
Auto-Urine therapy
Astrotherapy
Bach Flower Remedies
Bioenergetics
Body Oriented Psychotherapies
Biofeedback Training
Biorhythms
Biochemic Medicine
Breath Therapy
Bio-electro Magnetic -
Transmission – Therapy
Chiropractice
Cellular Therapy
Herbalism
Homoeopathy
Hypnotherapy
Hydrotherapy
Chromotherapy
Colonic Hygiene & Therapy
Counselling
Chiropady
Chinese Medicine
Copper Treatment
Cupping
Do-In Therapy
Dance Drama Therapy
Dowsing
Diet Therapy
Electrotherapy
Electro Homoeopathy
Feldenkrais Method
Fasting Therapy
Faith Healing
gem Therapy
Gest-talt
Massage
Macrobiotics
Megavitamin Therapy
Moxibustion
Myotherapy
Music Therapy
Meditation
Magnetotherapy
Mud Therapy
Iridology
Physiotherapy
Pattern Therapy
Psionic Medicine
Pyramid Healing
Polarity Therapy
Past Life Therapy
Psychotherapy
Pranic Healing
Reflexology
Reiki
Radiesthesia
Radionics
Rolfing
Sleep Therapy
Transpersonal
Psychotherapy
Unani
Vastu Chikitsa (Astro-Architecture)
Voice Therapy
Vegetarianism
Kinesiology
(T.F.H./Touch for Health)
Kerlian Photography
Laughter Therapy
Mantra Therapy
Heliotherapy
Visualisation Therapy
Wheat-Grass Therapy
Yoga Therapy
Zen Therapy
Shiatsu
Shamanism
Siddha
Sound Therapy
Spiritual Healing
Silva Method
Taichi – Aikido & Maritial Arts
Tantra Therapy
Therapeutic touch
Tibetan Medicine
Trager Work
Teletherapy
Tibb
Naturopathy
Organic Therapy
Osteopathy
Oriental Medicine & Diagnosis
Indo Allopathy
 
 
 
 
Doctoral Programme
Fees:
Ph.D. : US$ 2995 (1-4 years or earlier)
D.Sc. : US$ 3235 (1-4 years or earlier)
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership
Doctor of Management in Human Resources
Ph.D in Organization Management
Ph.D in Applied Management and Decision Sciences
Ph.D in Public Policy & Administration
Ph.D in Hotel & Hospitality Management
Ph.D in Career Management
Ph.D in Sports Management
Ph.D in Education
Doctorate in Public Relation
Doctorate in Media Management
Doctorate in Media & Communication Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Health
Doctor of Philosophy in Holistic Nutrition
Doctor of Natural Health
Doctor of Naturopathy
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health
Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines
Doctor of Philosophy in Traditional Medicines
Doctor of Philosophy in Complementary Medicines
Doctor of Philosophy in Herbal Medicines
Doctor of Philosophy in Acupuncture
Doctor of Science in Business Administration
Doctor of Science in Organizational Leadership Management
Doctor of Science in Human Resources Management
Doctor of Science in Organization Management
Doctor of Science in Applied management and Decision Sciences
Doctor of Science in Public Policy & Administration
Doctor of Science in Hotel & Hospitality Management
Doctor of Science in Career Management
Doctor of Science in Sports Management
Doctor of Science in Education
Doctor of Science in Public Relation
Doctor of Science in Media Management
Doctor of Science in Media & Communication Management
Doctor of Science in Human Services
Doctor of Science in Psychology
Doctor of Science in Natural Health
Doctor of Science in Holistic Nutrition
Doctor of Science in Naturopathy
Doctor of Science in Public Health
Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicines
Doctor of Science in Complementary Medicines
Doctor of Science in Herbal Medicines
Doctor of Science in Acupuncture
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Year Diploma Courses
 
The following Diploma Courses of 1 year duration are conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing any of the below Diploma Courses can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.
 
Systems of Medicines
Courses Name
Duration
Fees
Download Application Form
Holistic Health Science
D.H.H.S.
1 Year
Rs.
 
Yoga & Massage
D.Y.M.T
1 Year
Rs.
Naturopathy
N.D.
1 Year
 Rs.
Bach Flower Remedies
D.B.F.R.
1 Year
 Rs.
Reiki Healing
D.R.H.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Acupressure
D.A.T.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Magnetotherapy
D.M.T.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Medicinal Herbalism
D.M.H.S.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Medical Astrology
D.M.A.S.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Gem-Tele-Chromo Therapy
D.G.T.C.T.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Electro Homoeopathy
D.E.H.M.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Traditional Chinese Medicine
D.T.C.M.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Hypnotherapy
D.H.T.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Aroma Therapy
D.A.T.S.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Radiesthesia & Radionics
D.R.R.S.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Iridology Science
D.I.S.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Chiropractic
D.C.T.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Holistic Health & Nutrition
D.H.H.N.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Reflexology
D.R.T.
1 Year
 Rs. 
Acupuncture
D.Ac.
1 Year
 Rs.
Eligibility / Pre-Requisite:
For all the courses mentioned above are High School / Standard Xth / O level or Equivalent.
 
Subjects:


The total number of subjects is four.

Compulsory Subjects (3):
1.Human Body Structure(Anatomy)
2.Human Body Function (Physiology)
3.Human Body Disorders (Pathology)

The fourth subject is the specific alternative therapy enrolled in.
 
Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.
 
The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.
 
Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students. 
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Total Fees: Rs. 17,150.

Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy. 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
 
Bachelor of Alternative System of Medicines - B.A.M.S.(A.M.)
 
Bachelor of Alternative Medical System, B.A.M.S.(A.M.) is a 2 year under-graduate course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860. 
 
Students completing the B.A.M.S.(A.M.) course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner – RMP(IBAM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.
 
 
Eligibility / Pre-Requisite: Twelfth Grade / Intermediate / Standard XIIth / A Level or Equivalent.
 
Duration: 2 Years.
(It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)
 
Course Structure: The programme is made up of 11 subjects with 7 compulsory and 4 electives as below:  
 
 
 
Compulsory Subjects (7):
Human Body Structure (Anatomy)
Human Body Function (Physiology)
Human Body Disorders (Pathology)
Natural Health Laws 
(Hygiene)
Medical Ethics & Laws 
(Medical Jurisprudence)
Women Diseases 
(Gynecology & Obstetrics)
Description of Diseases & its Management (Practice of Medicine)
Elective Subjects (4):
Four alternative therapies of student's choice.
 
List of Elective Subjects (Any four from the following):

Acupressure
Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Astrology
Bach Flower Remedies
Cupping Therapy
Chromo Therapy (Colour Therapy)
Crystal Healing
Diet and Nutrition
Electro-Homeopathy
Gem / Tele / Chromo
Herbal Medicine (Medicinal Herbalism)
Hypnotherapy
Hydrotherapy
Indo Allopathy
Magnet Therapy
Massage Therapy
Medical Astrology
Naturopathy
Oriental Diagnosis
Osteopathy
Physiotherapy & Counselling
Pyramid Healing
Radiesthesia and Radionics
Reflexology
Reiki Healing
Sound Therapy
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Vitamin Therapy
Yoga Therapy
Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.
 
The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.
 
Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.

*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Total Fees:
 

Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy. 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
Other Bachelor Courses
 
The following are the Bachelor Courses in other disciplines of 2 year duration conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing any of the below Bachelor Courses can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner  RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.
Eligibility: Inter/High School/Standard XIIth or Equivalent. 

Subjects: The Programme is made up of Eight subjects as below:

1. Human Body Structure (Anatomy)
2. Human Body Function (Physiology) 
3. Human Body Disorders (Pathology)
4. Natural Health Laws (Hygiene)
5. Description of Diseases & its Management (Practice of Medicine) 
6. Women Diseases (Gynecology & Obstetrics)
7. Medical Ethics & Laws (Medical Jurisprudence)  
8. The specific alternative therapy
 
Medium of Instruction: English / Hindi.  

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.
 
Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.
 
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit

Fees:         
 
 

 
Procedure for Admission: The First Year fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
 
Masters in Psychotherapy & Counselling (M.P.C.)
Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling (M.P.C.) is a 2 year post-graduate course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860. 
Students completing the M.P.C. course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner – RMP(IBAM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.
Eligibility: Graduate from any stream.
Duration: Two Years. 
(It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance.)
Course Structure
The programme is made up of 14 subjects as below: 
First Year (7 Subjects)
Second Year (7 Subjects)
Anatomy and Physiology
Principles and Techniques of Psychotherapy
Fundamentals of Psychology
Behavior Therapies
Developmental Psychology
Psychotherapies
Psychopathology and Mental Health
Clinical Assessment
Counseling and Health Psychology
Psychological Tests for Assessment
Counseling Techniques and Assessment
Stress Management
Marriage and Family Counseling
Research Methodology and Statistics

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.
The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.
Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.
Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.
Fees:    
Procedure for Admission: The First Year fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.)
Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine (N.D./N.M.D.) is an 18 month post graduate course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.
Students completing the N.D./N.M.D. Course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner  RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.
Eligibility: Graduate in any stream.

*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.
Duration: 18 Months (2 Semesters of 9 months each) (It may be completed in a shorter duration based on the student's ability and performance)
Medium of Instruction: English.
Subjects:
Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.
The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.
Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.
Marksheet & Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.
Fees:              
           
Procedure for Admission: The First Year fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
 M.D. in Alternative Medicines (M.D.A.M.)
M.D. in Alternative Medicines (M.D.A.M.) is a 1 year course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.
Students completing the M.D.A.M. Course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner  RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.
Eligibility: Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M), B.P.T., B.Pharma, etc.
*Practitioners who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.
Duration: One Year.   
Medium of instruction:    English / Hindi  
Subjects:

 

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.
The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.
Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.
Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.
Fees:         

Procedure for Admission: The First Installment of the fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to 
IBAM Academy, Kolkata)
 
 
 
M.D.in Electro Homoeopathy - M.D.(E.H.) / M.D. in Acupucture - M.D.(Acu)
 
M.D.in Electro Homoeopathy - M.D.(E.H.) / M.D. in Acupucture - M.D.(Acu) is a 1 year course conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.

Students completing the M.D.(E.H.) / M.D.(Acu) Course can register his/her name as a Registered Practitioner  RMP(AM) under Rule 7A of IBAM and can practice anywhere in India under Article 19(1)g of the Constitution of India.
 
 
Eligibility: Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M, B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M), B.P.T., B.Pharma, etc.

*Practitioners who are practicing for the last 10 years. Minimum basic qualification is exempted.

Duration: 1 Year.

Medium of instruction: English 

Subjects:
Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.
 
The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.
 
Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.
 
Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students.
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.
 
Fees:    
     
Procedure for Admission: The First Installment of the fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
Ph.D. in Alternative Medicines (Ph.D.A.M.)
 
Eligibility: Those persons who have passed any post graduate course from an authentic institution.
 
OR
 
Those persons who have completed the M.B.B.S., D.M.S., D.H.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.A.M.S., B.A.S.M., B.E.M.S., B.I.A.M.S., B.N.Y.T., B.A.T.S., B.U.M.S., N.D., N.O., M.D(A.M) etc
*Practitioners/Research Workers who are practicing for the last 10 years, minimum basic qualification is exempted.
 
Requirement for the Award: The candidate has to submit an original and authentic research work (thesis) of at least 300 pages (2 copies of printed thesis and 1 copy on CD) in any branch of alternative medicine under the guidance of a competent person or institution with prior approval of institution.
 
Thesis / Dissertation Preparation: Research guidelines on the topic chosen for thesis preparation are sent by post..

Language of Dissertation/Thesis: English / Hindi.  

Fees:  
 
 
       
Procedure for Admission: The First Installment of the fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy. 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).

D.Sc. in Alternative Medicines (D.Sc.A.M.)

 
Eligibility: Ph.D from any authentic institution.
 
Requirement for the Award: The candidate has to submit an original and authentic research work (thesis) of at least 300 pages (2 copies of printed thesis and 1 copy on CD) in any branch of alternative medicine under the guidance of a competent person or institution with prior approval of institution.
 
Thesis / Dissertation Preparation: Research guidelines on the topic chosen for thesis preparation are sent by post.
 
Language of Dissertation/Thesis: English / Hindi.
 
Fees: 


 
 
               
Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates (academic qualifications), two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable.Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy. 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).

1 Year Specialisation Diploma Courses

 

The following Specialization Diploma Courses of 1 year duration are conducted by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, duly Registered by the Government of West Bengal under Act XXVI based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860.
Eligibility: Any Registered Medical Practitioner / Alternative Medical Practitioner
 
Duration: One Year.    
 
Medium of instruction: English/Hindi  
 
Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.
 
The syllabus of the various courses of the Board are based on the recommendations of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India and various other national and international universities, premiere medical institutions and important societies working in the field of alternative medicines.
 
Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.
 
Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students. 
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Procedure for Admission: The total fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates, two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable. Fees should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy, 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).

Paramedical Diploma Courses 

Eligibility: For all the courses mentioned above are High School / Standard Xth or Equivalent.

Course Content:

DMLT - Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology,. Haematology, Microbiology & Clinical Pathology,    Bacteriology, Lab Management.

DAHS - Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Hygiene, Animal Husbandry, Bach Flower Remedies  for Animals

DLDOH - Dental Anatomy, Physiology, Oral Hygiene, Oral Pathology, Dental

DDAS - Dental Anatomy, Physiology, Hygiene, Oral Pathology, Pharmacology, Dental Prosthetics,    Orthodentics, Dental Treatment.

DPT - Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Social Medicine, Physical & Electro therapic, Physiotheraphy-l (Orthopaedics & Neurology) Physiotherapy -II (Cardio Respiratory, Rehabilition & Geriatrics)
 
DFA  - Anatomy, Physiology, First Aid Management.
 
DFWPE - Anatomy, Physiology, Family Health and Hygiene , Population Education, Child Health.
 
DHS - Anatomy, Physiology, First Aid, Public Health, Sanitary Education
 
DHN - Anatomy, Physiology.Child Health, First.Aid, Nursing, Female Health.

Study Materials: The course materials required for the course will be provided by the Institute and sent through post within 15 days of receipt of form & fees.

Examination: Mode of examination should be selected while admission. (i) Center in Kolkata, India, (ii) Postal mode - question papers are sent at your place of residence through post and answer sheets duly answered is to be sent to our office for evaluation.

Marksheet and Certificate: Marksheet and Certificate will be awarded to the successful students. 
*Students securing 75% or more marks will be awarded with an additional Certificate of Merit.

Procedure for Admission: The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates (academic qualifications), two passport size photographs and the filled in form. Fee is non-refundable.

All remittances (fees, etc.) should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy. 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
 

Rules for Private Candidates

 
(Without Regular / Correspondence studies)
DIRECT EXAMINATIONS / AWARDS
(On Experience Basis)
 
Eligibility: The candidates must have at least 3 years of experience in the particular alternative medical line and must possess the minimum academic qualification for the Diploma / Bachelor Certification Course as laid down in the prospectus.
 
Examination: The private examination may be conducted in the month of January, April, July & October of every year as applicable of Regular/Postal students.
 
Subjects for Examination: As mentioned in the previous pages.
 
Syllabus / Recommended Books: Same as for the Regular / Postal students.
 
Fees:   

i) Diploma Course                                           
ii) Bachelor Certification Courses                   

iii) M.D.A.M. / M.D.E.H / M.D.(Acupuncture)    

iv) M.P.C.                                                       

v) N.D. / N.M.D.                                              

vi) Specialization Diploma Courses              
 
 
 
Practical / Clinical Training..
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (IBAM) conducts a unique and essential training for learning the latest art and techniques of examining patients. The ideal course for all students and novice practitioners of any systems of medicine, one is taught how to check up the patients, conduct physical examinations, read laboratory reports, check the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, pulse, and to use a stethoscope & blood pressure instruments etc. Training is available in major alternative therapies practiced in India and abroad and for paramedical courses also.
Attendance at the Practical / Clinical Training Programme is NOT COMPULSORY.
A certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete the programme. Practitioners of any system of medicine and students are welcome to join the programme.
The training commences on the 5th of every month (If the 5th is a Holiday, then the next working day). The IBAM allows the students to break up their training also in which case trainings can be attended in short durations of 3 - 5 days also over a period of months should the candidate be unable to attend the entire length of the training at one time.
Practical / Clinical Training is of two types as below:
i. Clinical Training on General Medicine Application:

It covers:

1. Checking up patients   
2. Systematic Examination
3. Radiological and Physical Investigations
4. First Aid and
5. Concept of Holistic Health.
The fee towards Clinical Training on general medicine application is Rs. 6000/-.
ii. Practical Training in a Specific Alternative Therapy:
(The list of therapies in which training is available currently are as below)
It covers Introduction to the therapy, knowledge about its practical aspects and application.
The fee towards Practical Training in each therapy is Rs. 4500/- except Acupuncture for which the fees is Rs. 6000.
1. Acupressure  
2. Acupuncture (Rs. 6000/-)
3. Aromatherapy   
4. Crystal Healing
5. Electro Homoeopathy   
6. Herbal Medicines
7. Magneto therapy   
8. Massage Therapy
9. Naturopathy (Rs. 6000/-)   
10. Pranic Healing
11. Psychotherapy and Counselling
12. Pyramid Healing
13. Reiki   
14. Yoga
a. Practical / Clinical Training Includes:
1. Slide show presentation on Human Body
2. Audio Visual Lecture
3. A complete Clinical Kit will be provided free of cost by the Board during the training period which contains the following items:-
(a) Clinical Note with Course File, 
(b) Anatomy & Physiology Chart, 
(c) Apron, 
(d) Stethoscope,
(e) Metal Badge of IBAM, 
(f) Note Book, 
(g) Pen, 
(h) Class Photograph, 
(I) Thermometer
b. On completion of the training, the candidate shall be set a final exam, successful completion of which the students will be provided with a certificate of Practical / Clinical Training.
Personal Contact Programmes (PCP)
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (IBAM) organizes a free 5 day Personal Contact Programme every month commencing from the 1st (if the 1st is a holiday, then from the next working day) in its institution in Kolkata, India for the benefit of students. These contact programmes are meant for counselling and clearing the doubts of the students and helping in their academic difficulties. Personal Contact Programmes are available for all courses conducted by the Board.
If students bring with them the recommended text books and the printed lessons received from the IBAM, they will find the Personal Contact Programmes immensely useful. The students are expected to come prepared in the class in order to discuss their problems. The counseling sessions will include clarifications required in the print material and other related difficulties through active interaction with students.
 
Practitioner Registration - R.M.P.(A.M.)
 
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines grants registration in Alternative Medicines under Rule 7A on the basis of qualification and experience.
 
Eligibility:
 
A practitioner having at least 3 years experience in any branch of alternative medicines.

Or

Diploma / Bachelor / Postgraduate Certificate holders of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.
 
Or
 
Diploma / degree holders of any authentic institution.
 
Benefits
 
The Registered Practitioner would be declared a person qualified to practice and shall not be convicted or punished by any Government in India. 

He/she will also be eligible to issue Medical Certificates. These rights are mentioned on the Registration Certificate also.
 
Registration from Medical Council of India is not required to practice the alternative system of medicines as per their letter no. MCI - 34(I)/ 96 Med./10984. This letter is addressed to the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines - 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700020.
 
Minimum Age
 
Applicants for registration who are not Certificate holders of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines should be a minimum of 21 years .
 
Requirements
 
  • Three passport size photographs.
  • One Experience Certificate of a minimum of 3 years from a Registered Doctor/MLA/ MP/Sarpanch/Gazetted Officer or a Xerox copy of the Diploma / Bachelor / Postgraduate Certificate awarded by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines or any authentic institution.
  • One Character Certificate from a respectable person.
 
You will get the following documents within 30 days from the date of receipt of the form and fees:
 
  • The registration certificate duly affixed with the Special Adhesive Stamp as per the order of the concerned authority of the Government.
  • Identity Card
  • Copy of the Rules of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines under which Registration is issued.
  • Copy of the Code of Conduct.
 
Categories of Practitioner Registration:
 
  • Qualified and experienced practitioners above the age of 30 can enroll as Senior Practitioner under Class I Registered Practitioner. (The students who have already successfully completed the Bachelor Certification Course from Indian Board of Alternative Medicines are eligible to apply for Class I Registration)
     
  • Ordinary Registered Practitioners 
 
Fees

Class I Registered Practitioners
  • Rs....
 
Ordinary Registered Practitioners
  • Rs. ...
 
Fees are non-refundable
General Information:
 
The total Fees should be sent along with photocopies of your qualification certificates (academic qualifications), two passport size photographs and the filled in form.
Fee is non-refundable.
 
All remittances (fees, etc.) should be sent by Cash / M.O. / Draft payable to IBAM Academy. 80, Chowringhee Road, Calcutta - 700020. (The Bank Draft should be payable to IBAM Academy, Kolkata).
 
 
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