The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Ministry of AYUSH signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to enhance collaboration and cooperation in health research in the field of integrated medicine.

What is integrative medicine?

  • Integrative medicine focuses on you as a whole person and not just your illness or disease.
  • It seeks to understand the underlying cause of symptoms or condition.
  • Integrative medicine uses an evidence-based approach to improve your health and wellness.
  • Integrative medicine aims for well-coordinated care among different providers and specialists.
  • It brings together conventional healthcare approaches (like medication and psychotherapy) and complementary therapies (like acupuncture and yoga).
  • In this way, integrative medicine integrates all aspects of your well-being to achieve optimal health and healing.
  • Integrative medicine should be used together with regular medical treatments.

Types of providers

  1. Physicians.
  2. Chiropractic doctors.
  3. Holistic mind-body psychotherapists.
  4. Acupuncturists.
  5. Chinese herbal therapists.
  6. Tai chi practitioners.
  7. Yoga practitioners.
  8. Massage therapists.
  9. Nutritionists.
  10. Chefs (culinary medicine).
  11. Chefs (Culnary Medicine).


  • Integrative medicine techniques support the body’s natural ability to heal.
  • It helps to reduce stress and promotes a state of relaxation that leads to better health.
  • It can help achieve optimal health when you engage in your own healing and feel empowered to make lifestyle changes.
  • Adding integrative medicine to your healthcare routine can help regain control of your well-being.


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