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2nd World Congress on Traditional and Complementary Medicine, will be organized around the theme “Exploring New Horizons in Traditional & Complementary Medicine: A True Devotion to Natural Healing”

Traditional Med Meet 2019 is comprised of 22 tracks and 126 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Traditional Med Meet 2019.

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Medicinal plants are also generally known as medicinal herbs. A huge part of the plant products is used as part of the traditional medical treatments which barely have any side effects and help in the treatment and cure. Thousands of years these medicinal plant products such as their leaves, flowers, milk, roots, stem are used for the treatment. Even now in rural areas, these practices are in great use and demand. The products derived from these medicinal plants have to be with a large number of natural healing compounds which premise the development of the latest chemical substance for the prescription drug. The plant medicine is often not tested but is used informally for centuries and have shown a great impact in a cure. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has started coordinating a network known as the International Regulatory Cooperation for Herbal Medicines to try to improve the quality of medical products made from medicinal plants and also the claims made from them.

  • Track 1-1Mind and Body Therapy
  • Track 1-2Aroma Therapy
  • Track 1-3Nutritional Medicines
  • Track 1-4Medicinal Herbs and Fungi
  • Track 1-5Herbal Food and Flavours
  • Track 1-6Traditional Plant-Based Medicines
  • Track 1-7Five Phases theory
  • Track 1-8Tongue and Pulse

Traditional Medicine also is known as indigenous or folk medicine is the use of medicinal plants and plant products for the treatment and cure of diseases from centuries before the development of modern medicine. It is defined as the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. In some countries, people still rely on traditional medicine practices for their primary health care need. Traditional medicines practices include traditional European medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Korean medicine, traditional African medicine, Ayurveda, Siddha medicine, Unani, ancient Iranian Medicine, Iranian (Persian), Islamic medicine, Muti, and Ifá.

  • Track 2-1Ethno Botany
  • Track 2-2Enthomedicine
  • Track 2-3Medical Anthropology
  • Track 2-4Cupping
  • Track 2-5Mythical origins

Phytochemistry is the branch of chemistry that deals with plants and plant products. It is the study of the phytochemicals the chemicals derived from the plants. The techniques commonly used in this field are extraction, isolation, and structural elucidation of natural products and chromatography techniques. The applications of the Phytochemistry can be for Pharmacognosy, or the discovery of new drugs, or as an aid for plant physiology studies. The importance of the vegetation in traditional medicine and the importance of the distribution of these chemical materials have been discussed with admire to the position of this vegetation in Ethnomedicine in all over the world. New technologies such as plant barcoding and principal component analysis, are being deployed in the development of strategies to provide an evidence base for the quality, safety, and efficacy of traditional medicines to improve health care.

  • Track 3-1Pharmacognosy
  • Track 3-2Pharmacological Activity
  • Track 3-3Phytochemicals
  • Track 3-4Phytochemicals with nutraceutical importance
  • Track 3-5Antioxidant Phytochemicals
  • Track 3-6Nutrigenomics

Tribal medicine is a part of the indigenous medicine and is used by tribal in the forest. It is the little traditional medicine or the folk streams. The tribal medicine is also known as the ethnomedicine. From the ancient era the people especially the tribal have known the use of the herbs and roots for the healing purpose. There is an estimation of 25,000 plants used as the tribal medicinal plants. This empirical knowledge of tribal medicine is shared by word by mouth. Out of the 2000 drug items recorded in the Indian Materia Medica, 1800 are of plant origin. Therefore 80% of the raw materials required in the manufacture of drugs are forest-based. Therefore it can be a foundation for the development of the innovation of therapeutic drugs.

  • Track 4-1Traditional African Medicines
  • Track 4-2Traditional African Medicines
  • Track 4-3Traditional Mexican Medicines
  • Track 4-4Traditional Chinese Medicines

Unani also was known as Yunani medicine, Unani Tibb, Arabian medicinal drug, or Islamic remedy, is actually a Greek medicine which was considered to be traditional medicine by Persians and Arabs. It is practiced mostly in South Asia and modern central Asia. According to Unani, the management of any disease depends upon the diagnosis of the disease. Though Unani medicine was practiced by Muslim medicine men commonly known as Hakims, it is mostly based on herbal medicine, different minerals and metals like gold, silver iron, copper etc. Also depends upon indigenous mineral abstracts like snake venom, juice extracted from liver and kidneys of monkeys, goats and other cattle and birds. Plants extracts like honey, herbs, and fruits as well as flowers and seeds of medicinal plants are also used in the Unani system of medicine.

  • Track 5-1Basic Principles of Unani Medicines
  • Track 5-2Herbs and Healing
  • Track 5-3Safety Considerations
  • Track 5-4Research in Unani Medicines
  • Track 5-5Behavioral Medicine
  • Track 5-6The Seven Components of Unani Medicine

Ayurveda is believed to be originated in the Indian subcontinent. The main classical Ayurveda text is believed to be derived from gods to sages and the to human physicians. It is 5000 years old culture which is originated from the Vedic culture. Ayurveda is now practiced globally and has got a great demand for the cure and wellness. Ayurveda Recognises human beings as part of nature. It governs the three fundamental energies of our inner and outer environment that is movement, transformation, and structure. They are commonly known in Sanskrit as Vata (Wind), Pitta (Fire), and Kapha (Earth). However, in Ayurveda, it is said that these are the three forces that characterize the body and mind. Ayurveda also focuses on exercise, yoga, and meditation.

  • Track 6-1Food & Diet
  • Track 6-2Sanskrit and Samhita
  • Track 6-3 Padartha Vigyana (Ayurvedic philosophy)
  • Track 6-4 Rachna Sharira (Ayurveda anatomy)
  • Track 6-5Kriya Sharira (physiology)
  • Track 6-6Rasa Shastra avam Bhaisajya Kalpana (Pharmaceuticals of Ayurveda)
  • Track 6-7Dravyaguna (Pharmacology )
  • Track 6-8Associated supportive therapies

Homeopathy treats the patient with medicines using the Law of Similar. In contrast, the law of opposite is treated by antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics. Homeopathic theories are based on fixed principles and do not change. In Homeopathy the homeopathic practitioner treats the whole person, believing all symptoms are interrelated and seeks to select a medicine which most closely covers them all. There is more than 4000 homeopathic medicine which has no toxic or side effects, as well they are not addictive. Homeopathic medicine is made using one product that is either plant, metal, mineral, etc. The Royal Families use homeopathic medicine and Queen Elizabeth II of England believes and uses the same for her treatment.

  • Track 7-1Preparation and Treatment
  • Track 7-2Proving of Homeopathic Medicines
  • Track 7-3Active Constituents in Pills
  • Track 7-4Electrohomeopathy
  • Track 7-5Homeoprophylaxis
  • Track 7-6Homeopathic Vaccines

Naturopathy is a form of alternative and complementary medicine. It employs an array of pseudoscientific practices branded as natural, non-invasive, and as promoting self-healing. Its ideology is based on folk medicine rather than evidence-based medicine. Many naturopaths do treatment such as diet, herbs, fasting, and colonic irrigation that are said to “detoxify” the body and lead to improved health. Naturopathy helps in the holistic treatment that helps the body to cure innately and restore the optimal health and helps in self-healing. Naturopathy is viewed as a whole system medicinal practice.

  • Track 8-1Modern Day Naturopathy
  • Track 8-2Antecedent of Naturopathy
  • Track 8-3Concurrent Methods of Naturopathy
  • Track 8-4Treatment Process
  • Track 8-5The Origins of Naturopathy
  • Track 8-6Naturopathic Drugs
  • Track 8-7Natural science

Siddha medicine is an ancient form traditional medicine originated in South India and Sri Lanka. The practiser of Siddha medicine is called as Siddhar who laid the foundation for the system. Siddhar is considered to possess ashta siddhis, or the eight supernatural powers. In the Siddha medicine system, diet and lifestyle play a major role in health and curing diseases. This is termed as pathiyam and apathiyam, which is essentially a list of do's and don'ts.

  • Track 9-1yoga and meditation
  • Track 9-2Diet
  • Track 9-3 Lifestyle

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine with thin needles inserted into the body. It is the key form of Traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is completely based on pseudoscience. It is mostly used for pain relief also have other benefits. It is generally used in combination with other forms of treatment. Acupuncture is safe when done by experts by using clean and one time use needles. It helps in the treatment of pain, headaches, blood pressure problems, and whooping cough, mental illness among others. Inserting needles into the specific points with appropriate combinations are said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance. acupuncture has been proven effective for the treatment of high and low blood pressure, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, some gastric conditions, including peptic ulcer, painful periods, dysentery, allergic rhinitis, facial pain, morning sickness, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, tennis elbow, sciatica, dental pain, reducing the risk of stroke,inducing labor and many more.

  • Track 10-1Japanese Style Acupuncture
  • Track 10-2Korean Style Acupuncture
  • Track 10-3Medical Acupuncture
  • Track 10-4Cupping Therapy
  • Track 10-5Policy and Guidelines
  • Track 10-6Chinese Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient form of traditional medicine that developed 2500 years ago by the Chinese medical practice and uses the herbal medicine, massage, exercise, acupuncture, dietary therapy with an influence of modern western medicine. One main belief in Chinese traditional medicine is that the body’s vital energy circulates through channels called meridians that are connected to body organ and related to functions it is determined as Qi. Yin and Yang are opposites that describe the qualities of Qi.

  • Track 11-1Dietary Therapies
  • Track 11-2Chinese Food Therapies
  • Track 11-3Acupressure
  • Track 11-4Folk Medicine
  • Track 11-5Eight principles of diagnosis
  • Track 11-6Chinese Herbal Therapy

Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine is a nonsurgical treatment option for patients with back pain. Chiropractors and osteopathic doctors decrease low back pain by mobilizing joints in the lumbar spine through manipulations that can be described as an adjustment. Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine help to relieve pain in the facet joint injuries, osteoarthritis, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, as these are joint dysfunction that responds well to mobilization. Chiropractors help treat subluxation which manipulates the spine. It is caused due to the altered positioning of the vertebra and subsequent function loss.

  • Track 12-1Lumbar roll 
  • Track 12-2Motion palpation 
  • Track 12-3Instrument Adjustments
  • Track 12-4Counterstrain

Yoga practice is a way of life that aims to remove obstacles and suffering from life to attain the highest spiritual goal ‘Samadhi’ or self-realization or union with higher consciousness. Yoga is not only about stretching and physical exercise. Yoga is practiced for the everyday living in spiritual harmony. It is a holistic approach to healthy living. It helps to connect mind, body, and spirit. It also improves daily living habits, helps to build better relations and in circulatory, respiratory, hormonal, digestive, excretory etc. It helps to achieve peace of mind, emotional and mental stability. Meditation doesn’t include any exercise or bodily movements. A person sits in a particular posture and concentrates on the significant object, sound, breathe to focus the energy within the body. It helps you gain your inner peace, and improves your stability, thought process and relieves stress.

  • Track 13-1Traditional way of healing
  • Track 13-2Classical yoga
  • Track 13-3Ashtanga yoga
  • Track 13-4Herbal massage
  • Track 13-5Medical Therapies
  • Track 13-6Holistic Therapies
  • Track 13-7Lifestyle Therapies
  • Track 13-8Photobiomodulation Therapy

The impact and increase in the HIV/AIDS and shortage of medication and resource for the treatment have increased the use of herbal medicine. According to WHO, 4 billion people use herbal medicine for the primary health care management. The use of traditional herbal medicine by AIDS patients after HIV diagnosis was first found to study in Uganda. Antiretroviral therapy which is a therapy to fight against the HIV causing virus is reported to use herbs to decrease the negative side effects of the virus and drugs. It helps in dermatological disorders, nausea, depression, insomnia, and weakness.

  • Track 14-1Regional use of natural remedies
  • Track 14-2Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics
  • Track 14-3Antiretroviral therapy
  • Track 14-4Toxicity of drugs
  • Track 14-5Reflexology

Pharmacognosy is the science of biogenic or nature-derived pharmaceuticals and poisons that have been an established basic pharmaceutical science for over centuries. Although all pharmacognosy depends on plants and plant products some also depend upon various types of microbes and marine plants and organisms. Pharmacognosy includes a broad spectrum of biological subjects, including botany, ethnobotany, marine biology, microbiology, herbal medicine, chemistry, biotechnology, phytochemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, clinical pharmacy, and pharmacy practice. The part of pharmacognosy which focuses on the use of crude extracts or semi-pure mixtures originating from nature is called as phytotherapy. It is the study of the scientific method and clinical use of herbal medicine.

  • Track 15-1Important natural products and phytomedicines
  • Track 15-2Application of Pharmacognosy
  • Track 15-3Natural products in drug discovery
  • Track 15-4Ethnopharmacology
  • Track 15-5Quality herbal medicine used in phytotherapy

Traditional Korean medicine has developed from traditional Chinese medicine but has developed different distinctive features. During the tenth century, Chinese medicine was introduced in Korea but the Koreans have started to develop their own medicinal practice. Hence the traditional Korean medicine has come into practice at around 5000 years ago. The main techniques of Traditional Korean Medicine consist of medicinal treatment, acupuncture, and Sasang constitutional medicine. Of all these Sasang are a unique technique and a major treatment regime in Traditional Korean medicine. In traditional Korean medicine, the key process is to observe natural physical functions as they appear in order to analyze an illness or disorder instead of going deep into by dissection, analysis, and experimentation. Experimental and genetic studies of TKM have indicated linkage with pharmacogenomics.

  • Track 16-1Situation and future direction of TKM
  • Track 16-2Clinical characteristics of Korean Medicine
  • Track 16-3Atopic dermatitis in Korean medicine
  • Track 16-4Korean herbal medicine product
  • Track 16-5Moxibustin

Though traditional medicine has come into existence and practice it has some ethical issues which are to be considered for global health recognition. The use of traditional medicine has come into existence in the developing as well as the developed countries with the increased expression of safety, efficacy, quality, availability, preservation, and further development problems of these herbal products. It has become more popular in today’s world in the need for natural remedies. In Africa, 80% of the population rely on the Traditional and Herbal Medicine for their primary health care need.

  • Track 17-1Regulation of traditional medicine
  • Track 17-2Safety issues
  • Track 17-3Need for clinical trials
  • Track 17-4Bioavailability of herbal drug
  • Track 17-5Status of Herbal medicine in India

Neutraceuticals are any food or food supplements that offer a medical or health benefit beyond the purpose of nutrition and also help to avoid the recurring disease and for the process of cure. The products range from proteins, vitamins, minerals, pure compounds and capsules which are naturally based, tablets, and foods that contain fortified bioactive ingredients. The preparations containing phytochemical from a variety of botanical sources that influence the function of the skin and also provide nutrients for the healthy skin and hair is called as herbal cosmetics.

  • Track 18-1Herbal cosmetics
  • Track 18-2Phytopharmaceuticals
  • Track 18-3Bio fertilizer ingredients
  • Track 18-4Botanical extract
  • Track 18-5Natural cosmetics
  • Track 18-6Agro products

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Although most sports teams have employed team physicians for many years, it is only since the late 20th century that sports medicine has emerged as a distinct field of health care.

Sports chiropractic is a specialty of chiropractic. It generally requires post-graduate coursework and a certification or diplomate status granted by a credentialing agency recognized in a practitioner's region. Assessment and diagnosis of sports-related injuries by a sports chiropractor involves a physical exam and sometimes imaging studies. Treatment is described as noninvasive and can include joint manipulations as well as recommendations for exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

  • Track 19-1Sporting Performance Enhancement including Nutrition, Equipment and Training
  • Track 19-2Injury Prevention and Treatment
  • Track 19-3Medical Syndromes Associated with Sport and Exercise
  • Track 19-4The Application of Physiological and Biomechanical Principles to Specific Sporting Code

Ethnopharmacology is the study of different medicinal plants products in a specific group or in response to drugs by a different culture. It focuses on the use of traditional medicine in local communities and also commercial application. Many valuable drugs of today such as atropine, ephedrine, tubocurarine, digoxin, reserpine came into use through the study of indigenous remedies. Ethnopharmacology is based on the combination of the chemical, biological, and pharmacological sciences, which are a useful tool for natural product-based drug discovery.

  • Track 20-1Ethnomedicine
  • Track 20-2Ethnopharmacological perspectives
  • Track 20-3Ethnopharmacology of traditional medicines

Complementary Medicines can be defined as a group of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques or methods that are used together with conventional medicine. However, it is different from alternative medicine. The difference between complementary and alternative medicine is that Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine whereas alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. A subcommittee of the P&T committee of IMCO has developed a CAM guide which is widely accepted by pharmacists and physicians. A CAM guide is made available online to download and to the handheld device.

  • Track 21-1Supreme Source of New Drugs
  • Track 21-2Increment In Plant Cultivation
  • Track 21-3Future Primary Healthcare
  • Track 21-4Phytochemistry
  • Track 21-5Natural science

Becoming a nurse is one of the most selfless acts a person can undertake. In a society of so many different races, cultures, customs, and beliefs, nurses are a universal gift to all, and the dedicated work that they do and kindness they deliver on a daily basis should serve as a reminder of the fundamental humanity inside us all. Behind the scrubs and lab coats is an army of dedicated professionals that deserve to be celebrated.

  • Track 22-1Geriatric Nursing and Elderly Care
  • Track 22-2Surgical Nursing
  • Track 22-3Registered Nurse
  • Track 22-4Critical Care and Emergency Nursing
  • Track 22-5Transitional Care Nursing
  • Track 22-6Nursing Education
  • Track 22-7Pediatric Nursing and Healthcare
  • Track 22-8Women Health Nursing
  • Track 22-9Nurse Practitioners
  • Track 22-10Cancer Nursing Care
  • Track 22-11Cardiac Nursing