International Conference on
Alternative and Traditional Medicine

Theme : Exploring the Scientific Efficacy of Alternative and Traditional Medicine

Scientific Sessions

Scientific Tree invites all the Alternative and Traditional Medicine professionals across the nations to submit their Abstracts before the deadline ends. Kindly submit your abstract. There are altogether 20 sessions on  Alternative and Traditional Medicine conference. Choose your calling and please submit your abstract relevant to the conference or session.



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Session 1Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine is nothing but the indigenous health traditions of the world which are complementary to alternative and traditional medicine, which 80 percent of the people across the world use traditional medicine to cure of their ailments, illnesses and diseases. This session discusses many aspects of traditional medicine, the safety, efficacy, regulatory issues in compliance with national healthcare issues, and mechanisms of action, the social awareness, and its impact on people.   

Session 2Drugs from Natural Sources

Since the creation began, natural products or produce   from the nature have worked as a system of healing. Ever since, natural products from the nature have begun to evolve into drugs. Such system of healing or development of drugs from natural sources has been embraced by the world and made it an integral part of their culture. Nature provides infinite number of bioactive natural products for herbal drug preparations, their applications. This session discusses the modern drug development from natural products such as antibacterial and antitumor agents, the effectiveness of such drugs, study of side effects, scientific efficacy, and the application of latest technologies in manufacturing drugs from natural resources.

Session 3Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Many people across the world go for medical treatments which are complementary, and away from mainstream medicine. Such complementary medicine is also known as alternative medicine. Sometimes complementary medicine is used along with mainstream medical care. For instance, acupuncture is used to combat the side effects of cancer treatment. When both medicinal cares are used together, then it is known as integrative medicine. This session discusses the clinical efficacy and its effectiveness, the safe practices, the holistic approach of integrative and complementary medicine on patients.  

Session 4Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system that heals the body naturally and improves its functioning. Acupuncture is a procedure wherein needles are inserted into the body at certain points and by applying heat, the energy is stimulated at that precise acupuncture points. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system with natural healing abilities and improvising emotional well-being. This session discusses about acupuncture and how it promotes good health, and how it prevents illnesses, and about the latest advances made in the field of acupuncture.

Session 5Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine is an art and science of healing the whole body, mind, and spirit. Holistic medicine uses conventional and alternative therapies as preventive care and treating diseases to promote optimal health benefits. Holistic medicine uses all modalities of diagnosis, treatment and preventive care, which encompasses analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle elements. Holistic medicines view illness as a manifestation of a whole person rather than an isolated event. This session further discusses the latest techniques, approaches, modalities in holistic medicinal cure and the social impact and awareness of the benefits of holistic medicine are all discussed here. 

Session 6Nursing and Pharmacy Practice

Nursing practitioners work with doctors, surgeons, pharmacists, drug specialists, therapeutic experts to give patients the best of nursing and healthcare. The well-being of patients is the primary goal of the nursing and pharmacy practitioners.  The role of nursing and pharmacy practitioners at hospitals, clinical facilities, and health communities is as much important as that of the physicians and surgeons. This session discusses the advanced latest technologies in discovering new drugs and medicines, the role of nursing and pharmacy practitioners in healthcare facilities, the patient care management, and administration of drugs, and various other roles that the nursing community plays in patient care management and his well-being.

Session 7Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine is that where physicians combine the science of laboratory with bedside clinical care of patients. Physicians who specialize in internal medicine are known as internists. Internal medicine is also known as general medicine. Internal medicine goes deeper into the pathological causes of symptoms and syndromes through laboratory investigations. Internal medicine deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. This session discusses the role of internal medicine in patient care delivery systems, the latest technologies in diagnostic procedures, administration of medicines, comprehensive patient care management in clinical facilities and hospitals and healthcare communities. 

Session 8Anthroposophic and Alternative Medicine

Anthroposophic medicine is a form of alternative medicine, in which practitioners of anthroposophy employ a variety of treatment techniques which include massage, exercise, counseling and substances. Drug preparations used in this anthroposophic alternative medicine are ultra-diluted substances same as used in homeopathy. People with cancer are sometimes prescribed remedies made from specially harvested mistletoe but research has found no convincing evidence of clinical benefit. But mainstream medicine treats this anthroposophic medicine as having no scientific efficacy, and that it is pseudoscience, and quackery. This session discusses the role of anthroposophic medicine and its healing benefits without causing side effects, and the latest developments in anthroposophic medicine. 

Session 9Exercise and Physical Therapy

Physical therapy involves kinds of exercises based on bodily injuries and illnesses. And a holistic approach to physical exercises is to promote the fitness of the body and also serves to prevent illnesses. Physical exercises improve the flexibility, strength, and endurance in one’s body. Physical exercises are of many which include running, walking, swimming, jogging, warm-up exercises, aerobics, yoga are some of the exercises that work as physical therapy. This session discusses the importance exercises as physical therapy and the health benefits that it brings to people, the role of exercises as preventive care, and the nutrition aspects to complement physical therapy etc. 

Session 10Indigenous and Tribal Medicine

Tribal medicine is a part of traditional medicine and is mainly practiced by the tribal people in the forest. It is still in the primitive form. Tribal Medicine should be studied in the backdrop of traditional medicine. Tribal medicine mostly comprises of plants, herbs, roots and leaves and some of the natural products obtained from forests. Besides, tribal medicines also include sorcery, witchcraft, divine interventional practices, and herbal medicines. The tribal medicinal system is an ancient traditional medicine practice. This session discusses various advantages in the practice of indigenous tribal medicine, the safety issues, the efficacy and effectiveness of its treatment modalities, the latest research factors and so on.

Session 11Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is practiced as traditional medicine. Aromatherapy uses natural oils extracted from flowers, barks, stems, leaves, roots and other parts of plants to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The aromatherapy uses essential oils which absorbs into the skin travelling through the bloodstream effecting a cure. Aromatherapy is gaining momentum as a form of alternative medicine. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. Aromatherapy products are used as inhalations, massages, baths, lotions and creams. This session discusses the impact of aromatherapy, and its healing properties, the effectiveness and efficacy of its application, the study side effects and its impact etc. 

Session 12Ayurveda -The Science of Eight Components

Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity. It is the oldest ancient healthcare system originated in ancient India some thousands and thousands of years ago. Ayurveda provides the wholesome treatment which includes physical, mental and spiritual growth to human beings across the world. Ayurveda treatment depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance. Ayurveda has stood the test of time and efficacy and its effectiveness in treating people without causing any side effects. Ayurvedic medicines are prepared from the extracts of plants, leaves, herbs, barks, spices etc. Ayurveda comprises of eight components or divided into eight branches of Ayurvedic science which include Kayachikitsa, Kaumara-bhrtya, Shalya tantra, Salakya tantra, Bhuta vaidya, Agada tantra, Rasayana tantra, and Vajikarana tantra. This session discusses all the eight components of Ayurveda in detail and examines its curative benefits and its effectiveness.

Session 13Homeopathic Medicine

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on his doctrine of like cures like (similia similibus curentur), a claim that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people. Homeopathic medicine is a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole instead of treating only the affected parts.  Homeopathic medicines are produced from natural sources like vegetable, mineral, or animal in nature. This session discusses the efficacy, effectiveness, and curative aspects, the complete diagnostic procedures etc.

Session 14Arabic Medicine and Hijama Cupping Therapy

The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) is reported to have been a fervent user and advocate of Hijama, a cupping therapy. In a cupping therapy, a vacuum is created in the cup and placed on the body. This vacuum causes a negative pressure pulling the muscles into the cup drawing the blood to the cupped area. This is known as “dry cupping”. Remove the cup and make small, shallow incisions in that same area, and put the cup back on. This pulls out the toxic blood, acids and excess fluids from the body. This is known as “Wet Cupping.” This therapy is considered holistic and an excellent form of preventative therapy. It removes toxics from your body, improves circulatory and immune systems, provides pain relief, and treats many illnesses such as muscular, skeletal, neurological, cardio-vascular, respiratory, digestive and urinary issues.  

Session 15Unani Medicine

Unani medicine dates back to 5000 years old. Unani' means medicines which are a symbol of life. The name is derived from the Greek word 'Ionian'. 'Tibb' means the knowledge of the states of the human body in health and decline of health, or in other words, medicine, 'Tibb-E-Unani'.  Unani medicine helps people live a healthy life. It prescribes drugs, diet and drinks. And drugs are prepared from natural sources and forms. Unani medicinal system promotes preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare. Its fundamentals, diagnosis and treatment modalities are based on scientific principles and a holistic approach with an emphasis on health of body, mind and soul.

Session 16Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine provides primary health care with an emphasis on prevention, treatment, and optimal health. Its therapeutic methods and substances promote inherent self-healing in individuals. Naturopathy completely removes the underlying causes of illnesses rather than merely suppress symptoms. Naturopathy treats each patient by taking into account the individual physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and spiritual life into consideration. This session discusses the various therapeutic modalities and diagnostic methodologies in naturopathy, the latest technologies and advancements in research strategies etc.

Session 17Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicines are derived from natural plants, seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, flowers are used to treat illnesses and diseases. These products are complex mixtures of organic chemicals that may come from any raw or processed part of a plant. Herbal medicine is adopted by every system of alternative medicine existing around the world. It is observed that 80 percent of the world population use herbal medicine as part of primary health care. Herbal medicine stresses on balancing of the mind, body and environment.  This session discusses the power and potency of these herbal medicines, the beneficial aspects, the advances made in research, the technological developments made in extracting the medicinal properties etc.  

Session 18Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese medicine dates back to more than 2500 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasizes on anatomical structures with a stress on functional entities such as breathing, aging, and digestion. Its diagnosis methods trace symptoms by concentrating and measuring pulse, and examining the eyes, skin and tongue, eating and sleeping habits. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses all forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy. Chinese Traditional Medicine is based on the principals of body’s vital energy chi or qi. This session discusses the efficacy and effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicine, the pharmaceutical research, the need for discovery of new drugs, the need for clinical trials etc.   

Session 19Traditional Medicine & Neurology

Traditional Medicine has come of age in dealing with neurotic diseases and illnesses. Traditional medicine also complements with the western system of medicines in dealing with neurological diseases. These include acupuncture, ayurvedic, naturopathy, homeopathic medicine, massage, chiropractic treatment, herbal medicine, exercise regimens and dietary interventions to name only the most common types. This session discusses the impact of traditional medicine on neurological diseases, its safety, effective and efficacy, the advanced research techniques, etc are going to be discussed in this session.

 

Session 20Toxicology Studies of Plant Products

Toxicology Studies on Plant Products has become a necessity in the fields of alternative traditional medicines like ayurveda, siddha, homeopathy, unani, herbal etc which depend on plant extracts and plant products for treating diseases and bodily ailments including central nervous systems in people. This session discusses the various aspects of toxicity in plant products, its efficacy, effectiveness and safety issues, including the research techniques under biotechnological experts, the need for newer safe pharmaceutical products and drugs etc. The application of latest technologies like nanotechnology, robotics in the studies of toxicology studies of plant products. 

Session 21Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a treatment or treatments designed to facilitate the process of recovery from injury,Illness or disease toas normal a condition as posssible.The purpose of rehabilitation is to restore some or all of the patient’s physical,sensory,and mental capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness or disease. Rehabilitation includes assisting the patient to compensate for deficits that cannot be reversed medically. It is prescribed after many types of injury, illness, or disease, including amputations, arthritis, cancer, cardiac disease, neurological problems, orthopaedicinjuires, spinal cord, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

 

Session 22Yoga As Therapy

According to this survey, Yoga was the 5th most commonly used CAM therapy (2.8%) in the United States during 2016. Yoga is considered a mind-body intervention that is used to reduce the health effects of generalized stress.
Yoga is believed to calm the nervous system and balance the body, mind, and spirit
Scientists do not know exactly how yoga works for good health. Some say it reduces stress like other mind-body therapies, and others believe that yoga causes the release of endorphins, natural painkillers and "feel good" chemicals in the brain. Studies show yoga can lower heart rate and blood pressure, increase muscle relaxation, and increase breathing capacity.
Yoga improves fitness, lowers blood pressure, promotes relaxation and self-confidence, and reduces stress and anxiety. People who practice yoga tend to have good coordination, posture, flexibility, range of motion, concentration, sleep habits, and digestion. Yoga is a complementary therapy that has been used with conventional medicine to help treat a wide range of health problems, but it does not cure any disease.