ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on:
Holistic Medicine- Philosophy and Practices
Date: December 1-3, 2016
Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi
Holistic medicine is explained generally as an approach and method of treatment that take into account physical and metaphysical factors in the treatment of illness.
Holistic medicine practitioners believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances (physical, emotional, or spiritual) in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health.
It is in this context of modern discourse on Holistic medicine, the importance and distinctiveness of India’s indigenous medical systems of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha will have to be analysed and brought into global attention. In its real sense one can trace the origin of the modern concept of Holistic medicine into the philosophy and practice of the medical system of India. In the treatment of diseases they thus took into consideration body, mind, spirit, and environment. This is the concept and approach behind Ayurveda, Siddha, and other medical systems evolved in India over centuries. The inherent ability of the physician in perceiving the cause-effect relationship of diseases matters more in the Holistic treatment.
In the present National Seminar we propose to bring into a common platform the scholars, scientists, modern medical practitioners, Indian medical practitioners, practitioners of Homeopathy, tribal medicine etc. together with the objective of understanding and sharing the potential and possibility of each stream and probe the avenues for evolving a concept, approach and methodology that will make Holistic medicine more holistic and perfect so as to provide effective treatment methods.