Journal article

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

Shiva Raj Mishra, Dinesh Neupane, Per Kallestrup

Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine | Published : 2015

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.