Integrating complementary and alternative medicine into conventional health care system in developing countries: An example of Amchi

Shiva Raj Mishra, Dinesh Neupane, Per Kallestrup

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Abstract

Complementary and alternative medicine has been a part of human life and practices since the beginning of time. The role of complementary and alternative medicine for the health of humans is undisputed particularly in light of its role in health promotion and well-being. This article discusses ways through which complementary and alternative medicine can be promoted and sustained as an integrated element of health care in developing countries. We specifically present the exemplary of Amchi traditional doctors of Northern Himalayas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-79
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amchi
  • Developing countries
  • Health promotion
  • Nepal
  • Traditional medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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