Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

What is Complementary Medicine? Complementary Medicine Today is "a diverse group of treatments, ranging from symptomatic interventions to be used in conjunction with traditional therapies, meditation to other treatments to be used other than the surgeries and chemotherapy techniques. Complementary medicine courses take up the challenge to overcome ill health and different conventional therapies.

Complementary medicine is a healing resource that encompasses all health systems, practices and its theories and beliefs that are not intrinsic to the health system of society.

Is complementary and alternative medicine same…here is the point which describes complementary and alternative medicine together to be called CAM. Both use same kind of remedies to treat any kind of health conditions. The difference is that alternative medicine is used instead of the conventional therapy techniques. There have been many upcoming complementary and alternative therapies and many journals based on complementary and alternative medicine. Funding agencies have been supporting complementary medicine with its funds through NIH, FDA and other funding organizations.

  • Track 1-1Anthroposophic medicine
  • Track 1-2Dietary supplements
  • Track 1-3Mega-vitamin therapy
  • Track 1-4Diet-based therapies

What is Integrative Medicine? The study of relationship between practitioner and patient, focusing on the whole person with evidence making use of all the therapeutic treatments and healthcare professionals to achieve optimal healing and health conditions.

The best examples of Integrative Medicine are the Mind, Body and Spirit treatments used in CAM Therapies. Integrative medicine is the term that is preferred by educational and governmental institutions which emphasizes the CAM approaches with conventional treatments.

Schools of Integrative Medicine have huge demand according to the Integrative Medicine Report which provides an integrative medicine market in-depth analysis of the $45 billion U.S., as well as the practitioner channel supplement market of $2 billion. Funding agencies have been supporting Integrative medicine with its funds through NIH, FDA and other funding organizations.

  • Track 2-1Collaborative Model
  • Track 2-2Conventional Model
  • Track 2-3Rational Model
  • Track 2-4Massage Therapy

Yoga has been originated in ancient India explaining the group of physical, mental and spiritual practices. There is a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Among them most well-known types of yoga are Hatha yoga and Raja yoga.

Yoga psychotherapy is the best CAM Therapy used among the Yoga Therapy. The benefits of Yoga Therapy are it does not need to meet any requirement of age and fitness.

As mentioned in the Rig Veda, Yoga has been speculated back to pre-Vedic traditions but mostly developed in ancient India's ascetic and sramaṇa movements around fifth and sixth centuries BCE. From the 1st half of the 1st millennium CE, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali have gained its prominence only in the West in 20th century. Hatha yoga has emerged around the 11th century in tantra.

The 2007 National Health Interview Survey found that yoga is one of the top 10 complementary and integrative health approaches used among U.S. adults. An estimated 6% of adults used yoga for health purposes in the previous 12 months.

  • Track 3-1Raja Yoga
  • Track 3-2Classical yoga
  • Track 3-3Ashtanga yoga
  • Track 3-4Yogacara and Vajrayana

 

What is Herbal Medicine? Herbalism is the main Session of medical system which uses plant extracts as the important components. These can be either eaten or applied to skin in purpose of many medical treatments. Modern medicine recognizes herbalism as a form of alternative medicine, as the practice of herbalism is not strictly based scientific method evidence which is gathered.

There are many types of herbal medicines used in this modern period. The list of herbal medicine depends on the type of plant and the method used for the modification of herbal medicine. An evidence-tested pharmaceutical drug uses many plants derived compounds in modern medicine. Herbs and medicines which are derived from natural sources are used in Phytotherapy and Phytochemistry for testing the modern standard effectiveness. Herbal medicine includes fungal and bee products including minerals and shells. Funding agencies have been supporting herbal medicine with its funds through NIH, FDA and other funding organizations.

  • Track 4-1Practical Herbalism
  • Track 4-2Natural therapeutics
  • Track 4-3Advanced Western Herbalism
  • Track 4-4Western Clinical Herbalism

Acupuncture is a treatment of alternative medicine which involves thin needles that are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Acupuncture techniques vary depending on the country. The method used in TCM is likely the most widespread method in US.

Does Acupuncture work…Acupuncture is mainly used in treatment of migraine, chronic/back pain and insomnia which are the common problems faced by people. It is most often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. Meta-analysis of acupuncture has found that this technique for chronic low back pain was cost effective compared to its standard care. Clean needle technique and single use needles of acupuncture are safe when done by a perfectly trained practitioner or acupuncturist.

  • Track 5-1Moxibustion
  • Track 5-2Cupping therapy
  • Track 5-3Electro acupuncture
  • Track 5-4Auriculo therapy

Traditional Chinese medicine has been built on foundation of more than 2500 years of medical practice by modern medicine and it includes various forms of therapies such as acupuncture, massage, exercise, herbalism and dietary therapy.

 It is primarily used as a complementary alternative medicine approach. TCM has being used widely in China and increasing its importance in Europe and North America TCM helps you resolving the health issues by using its wide variety of natural healing methods and techniques. The main part of Chinese medicine diagnosis is the type of herbs used and maintenance of diet recommended by the traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. These ancient healing forms have been used effectively—without harmful side effects—for thousands of years. Each and every TCM modality is based on Qi.

  • Track 6-1Acupressure
  • Track 6-2Qigong
  • Track 6-3Tui na
  • Track 6-4Chinese food therapy

Unani or Yunani medicine is the term practiced in Mughal India and as Muslim culture in South Asia and modern-day Central Asia in terms of Perso-Arabic traditional medicine. The term Yunani is derived from the Greek word Arabic Yunani based on the teachings of Greek physicians, Galen and Hippocrates. The main aspect in management of disease using Unani medicine depends upon the diagnosis of the disease. During the diagnosis there are some important clinical features which has to be followed i.e., signs, symptoms, laboratory features and mizaj (temperament). Frequently used Unani medicine is for the weight loss and diabetic treatment which are the major problems faced by people. Hamdard Unani Medicine is useful in treatment of Sexually Transmitted diseases.

  • Track 7-1Prophetic medicine
  • Track 7-2Izalae Sabab (elimination of cause)
  • Track 7-3Tadeele Akhlat (normalization of humors)
  • Track 7-4Tadeele Aza (normalization of tissues/organs)

What is Alternative Medicine?   Alternative medicine or fringe medicines are the therapeutic practices designed to have change in the healing and health systems but are disproven and are proved to be harmful. Alternative therapies or diagnoses are not part of medicine or science-based healthcare systems.

Alternative medicines consist of biologically plausible practices or therapies but are not well tested which leads to harmful and toxic effects. Alternative medicine has its own unique treatment in growing in popularity increasing the use of Alternative medicine in many countries and it is not the same as experimental medicine. It promotes essentially the same practices by rebranding itself from quackery to complementary medicine. Researchers often suggest that Alternative medicine and functional medicine are used together in a belief that it improves the effectiveness of the treatment. Despite it being illegal, many cancer patients use Alternative therapies for cancer treatment in most of the developed countries. Funding agencies have been supporting Alternative medicine with its funds through NIH, FDA and other funding organizations.

  • Track 8-1Biofeedback
  • Track 8-2Balneotherapy
  • Track 8-3Alexander Technique

Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India which has been originated 4000 year ago. It is based on the theory that disease results from an imbalance of the body’s life force (prana). It aims to restore balance within the body.

Ayurvedic medicine is mainly used for hair loss and skin care treatments. The balance of prana is determined by equilibrium of the 3 Ayurvedic body types (doshas): vata, pitta, and kapha. Use of Ayurvedic herbal combinations to relieve symptoms in patients with RA has been studied. RA is treated based on the efficacy of Ayurvedic herbal combinations by identified 2005 systematic review of randomized controlled trails. Use of Ayurvedic practices to treat diabetes is being studied. After determining the balance of doshas, Ayurvedic practitioners design a treatment specifically tailored to each patient. The main aim of Ayurveda is to restore balance within the body and also with nature using diet, herbs, meditation, massage, yoga and therapeutic detoxification. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the dietary supplements, but the regulations for dietary supplements differ and less strict than those given for prescription.

  • Track 9-1Panchakarma
  • Track 9-2Kayachikitsa
  • Track 9-3Rasayana tantra
  • Track 9-4Agada tantra

The combination of Osteopathy and Osteopathic medicine techniques distinguishing from other fields of medicine is Osteopathic manipulative medicine. Parts of osteopathy, such as cranial therapy have been labelled pseudoscience and are said to have no therapeutic value. The techniques are based on an ideology created by Andrew Taylor Still (1828–1917) which posits the existence of myofascial continuity – a tissue layer that connects all parts of the body.

Manipulation of persons bones and muscles in the treatment of somatic dysfunction and diagnosis by the Non-physician osteopaths and osteopathic physicians to address a variety of ailments. OMT techniques are most commonly used to treat back pain and other musculoskeletal issues. It is less effective in treatment of asthma and Parkinson's disease.

OMT is based on the idea that a myofascial continuity "links every part of the body with every other part"; a practitioner, through a "skillful and dexterous use of the hands" treats what was originally called the “osteopathic lesion", but which is now named "somatic dysfunction". OMT is most commonly used in treating back pain though some practitioners have claimed that it can be used to treat many other health conditions.

  • Track 10-1High velocity-low amplitude (HVLA) (the classic
  • Track 10-2Cranial sacral
  • Track 10-3Counter strain
  • Track 10-4Myofascial release

What is Mind body connection?

 

A powerful connection through which emotional, mental, social, spiritual and behavioural factors can directly affect our health is Mind body connection. Mind-body connection psychology is based on the theory that mental and emotional factors. These regulate physical health through a system of interdependent hormonal and immunologic connections throughout the body. Mind Body Interventions are designed to facilitate the mind’s capacity to affect bodily functions and symptoms. Examples of Mind body Interventions mainly include hypnosis and hypnotherapy. To enhance the mind’s capacity to affect the body there are behavioural, psychological, spiritual and social techniques in mind body medicine and also to preserve health and to prevent or cure disease. As Mind body medicine is beneficial, abundantly supported with the scientific evidence, many of these techniques of mind body medicine are considered as the mainstreams.

  • Track 11-1Meditation
  • Track 11-2Hypnosis
  • Track 11-3Guided imagery
  • Track 11-4Cognitive behavioural therapy

Chiropractic is an alternative medicine that deals with the diagnosis of mechanical disorder of SPINE which belongs to musculoskeletal system of our body.

Development of osteopathic and chiropractic medicine in North America gained popularity of Chiropractic technique in late 19th century. Gonstead chiropractic technique is the major chiropractic technique used on the theme of spinal adjustment treatment “on hands”. The main part of Chiropractic technique is the massage and manipulation which helps in the adjustment of spine and related tissues. Chiropractic manipulation is not effective for any medical condition according to the scientific evidence, except for treatment for lower back pain. Cervical spine has been debated particularly with the safety of manipulation. Adverse results, including death in the Chiropractic treatment are rare. Chiropractors may use exercise and other treatments as advice. Chiropractic Activation method is an instrument assisted treatment method used by chiropractors for treatment of back pain, neck pain and headaches.

  • Track 12-1Electrical stimulation
  • Track 12-2Relaxation techniques
  • Track 12-3Chiropractic Research
  • Track 12-4Spinal manipulation

What are Energy Healing Techniques?   Energy medicine, energy therapy, energy healing, or spiritual healing is branches of alternative medicine. Healing energy into a patient effecting the positive results are the most controversial part in pseudoscience. Hands-on, hands-off, and distant where the patient and healer in different locations are the different methods used in energy healing techniques. Many schools of energy healing exist using the main term, for example, bio field energy healing, spiritual healing, contact healing, distant healing, Qi Do, therapeutic touch, Reiki or Qigong.

Spiritual healing techniques occur largely in non-denominational and ecumenical contexts. There are many types of energy healing modalities which has been criticised as implausible, research and reviews supportive of energy medicine. These techniques have been faulted for containing methodological flaws and selection bias.

  • Track 13-1Crystal Healing
  • Track 13-2Quantum Healing
  • Track 13-3Celtic Weave
  • Track 13-4Reiki

Holistic medicine deals with the mind, body and spirit in the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person. To prevent and treat diseases, holistic medicine uses conventional and alternative therapies mostly to promote optimal health. This condition of holistic health is defined by the treatment of a person dealing with the mind, body and spirit. The diagnosis and treatment using holistic medicine is safe. There are many types of holistic medicine courses which a great demand at the best holistic medical schools and educational institutions have been. Holistic medicine focuses upon patient education and participation in the healing process. Funding agencies has been supporting Holistic medicine with its funds through NIH, FDA and other funding organizations.

Principles of Holistic Medical Practice:

  • Holistic physicians embrace a variety of safe, effective options in the diagnosis and treatment, including: a. education for lifestyle changes and self-care b. complementary alternatives; and c. conventional drugs and surgery
  • Searching for the underlying causes of disease is preferable to treating symptoms alone.
  • Prevention is preferable to treatment and is usually more cost-effective. The most cost-effective approach evokes the patient’s own innate healing capabilities.
  • Illness is viewed as a manifestation of a dysfunction of the whole person, not as an isolated event.

  • Track 14-1Psychotherapy
  • Track 14-2Holistic Health
  • Track 14-3Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Track 14-4Holistic Nutrition
  • Track 14-5Occupational therapy

Homeopathy is derived from Homois meaning similar and Pathos meaning suffering. It was given scientific basis in early 19th century. Homeopathy is the second medical treatment in the world according to WHO. It is a pseudoscience which has a belief  that is incorrectly presented as scientific. Homeopathic preparations are not effective for treating any condition. About 10% of the Indian population depend on homeopathy for health care. It is the system of alternative medicine. CAM practitioners in UAE consists of 60% of Homeopaths.