The Faculty established in USA has extended the opportunity to other Centres worldwide to run Academic programmes for the general public and students interested in Complementary and Alternative Medicines. The centres in various countries have academic members who are qualified , certified, registered with practicing license relevant to each country in Allopathic medicines and Ayurveda or associated branches which are legally valid in each case.
What are the different types of CAM?
Many different areas make up the practice of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). In addition, many parts of one field may overlap with the parts of another field. For example, acupuncture is also used in conventional medicine. In the U.S., CAM is used by about 38% of adults and 12% of children. Examples of CAM include:
- Traditional alternative medicine. This field includes the more mainstream and accepted forms of therapy, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, and Oriental practices. These therapies have been practiced for centuries worldwide. Traditional alternative medicine may include:
- Chinese or Oriental medicine
Integrative medicine is grounded in the definition of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Integrative medicine is a holistic medical discipline which takes into account the lifestyle habits of a patient and use a combination of modern healthcare practices to diagnose and treat a patient. Treatments may include such modalities as acupuncture, yoga, or massage. This medical practice also focuses on the nutritional and exercise habits of the patient to curb factors related to obesity and diabetes.
Integrative medicine seeks to restore and maintain health and wellness across a person’s lifespan by understanding the patient’s unique set of circumstances and addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect health. Through personalizing care, integrative medicine goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to address all the causes of an illness. In doing so, the patient’s immediate health needs as well as the effects of the long-term and complex interplay between biological, behavioral, psychosocial and environmental influences are taken into account.
Integrative medicine is not the same as alternative medicine, which refers to an approach to healing that is utilized in place of conventional therapies, or complementary medicine, which refers to healing modalities that are used to complement allopathic approaches. If the defining principles are applied, care can be integrative regardless of which modalities are utilized.
The defining principles of integrative medicine are:
- The patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
- All factors that influence health, wellness and disease are taken into consideration, including body, mind, spirit and community.
- Providers use all healing sciences to facilitate the body’s innate healing response.
- Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive are used whenever possible.
- Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
- Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
- The care is personalized to best address the individual’s unique conditions, needs and circumstances. Practitioners of integrative medicine exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.
BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Integrative Medicines are available through UGC recognised Kanpur University India and Azteca University Mexico
The Chancellor Prof.Lakshman Madurasinghe has served for almost ten years as Professor and Consultant Psychologist at the Government University Teaching Hospital Colombo South (MA) Clinic Sri Lanka and was the Chief Researcher at the Beli Lena Project. He has been trained in Cognitive Science, Meditation, Yoga and Integrative Medicines under Dr.David Frawley ( Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) at the American Institute of Vedic Research and Maharishi European Research University-MERU. Click to read
Dr. François Tessier
Dr. François Tessier, is a Canadian Citizen with a Ph.D in Therapeutic Counselling . He has a Certificate in Spiritual and Psychic Science from the International College of Spiritual & Psychic Sciences, Montréal, Canada. He is an Ordained Minister by the Spiritual Science Fellowship in Montreal, Canada. François is trained in many different modalities and techniques in Energy Medicine:
Reiki Master :Energy Harmonization Healing Practitioner :Certified Quantum-Touch Practitioner, Pranic Healing Practitioner and many other Complementary Energy Healing tools.
He is a member of the British Council for Complementary Therapies MBCCT-London, the Sri Lankan United Nation Organisation (SUNFO) and The International Integral Institute of Human Science in Canada.
Prof. Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe
Director AUGP USA SL- Head of Faculty of Cosmetology
Ph.D.(Hon.) Ph.D.(Psy.) Dh.C.(Florida), B.Sc.(USA), Grad.Dip.Ed.(London), FRSM(UK), FRSPH(UK), FTBCCT(UK), CN(UK), HFSUNFO(SL), MBCS(UK), M.Inst.Psy., Higher Diploma (IDPM, Kent, UK), H.I.Dip.(Complementary Therapies)
Senior Vice President for South Asia, Undersecretary General on Mental Health & High Commissioner for Social Economy & Mental Health Science; National President, Sri Lanka, ICDRHRP IGO. International Commission of Diplomatic Relations, Human Rights and Peace (ICDRHRP), Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO), California, USA, Accredited and having Consultative Status with United Nations-DESA (UN-DESA)
Dr. Marilyn Rossner
Dr. Marilyn Rossner had an extremely extensive and diverse career. She is the co founder & president of the Spiritual Science Fellowship, of The International College of Spiritual & Psychic Sciences and vice president and co-founder of The International Institute of Integral Human Sciences.
She is a retired professor of special care counselling at Vanier College, Montreal, and has served at McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She is an award-winning children’s behaviour therapist. Her outstanding work with children’s emotional problems and learning disabilities have received international recognition.
Dr Marilyn is the organizer of the Annual IIIHS International Conferences, a ten days event featuring over 60 presenters for over 45 years! This unique event is North America’s longest-running conference bridging the gap between science and spirituality.
Dr. Susan Campbell-Fournel
Dr. Susan Campbell-Fournel is an renowned Health & Wellness Coach living in Montreal, Canada.
The main goal of Dr. Susan is to help people discover the critical link between what they eat, and how they feel.
She is former school psychologist, a trained counsellor, with 30 years of experience. She holds a Master of Educational Psychology from McGill University, and she is a certified L.E.A.N. health educator and coach. As a consultant she has provided stress management training programs for managers of Fortune 500 companies, with an emphasis on exercise and nutrition. As co-owner of a Hockey League franchise, DR Susan also mentored elite young athletes to achieve their goals through a balance of skill development, nutritional awareness and mental focus.
Dr Susan is passionate about helping others achieve their goals and realize their purpose in life. The key element is understanding the role that nutrition plays in the journey towards optimal achievement.
Dr. Dame Aspasia Peppa
Deputy Head of Faculty of Cosmetology
DBA(Doctor of Business Administration) B.A. Business Administration and Tourism Business Administration. MSc Communication and Pedagogy / P.R / Life Coaching / Career Coach
Head of Dept of Cosmetology and Beauty Holistic Therapies
Consultant Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetology
PhD (Cosmetology- USA). Doctor of Aesthetic Medicine-USA, M.Sc. Cosmetology, B.Sc. Cosmetology,BTEC Pearson UK, HND Dip Psychology USA, Dip Entrepreneur USA
Dr Ahmed Bilal
A Canadian National and double Gold Medalist in the fields of Natural Eye Therapy and Natural Healing, certified in the USA and having studied vastly in Hong Kong, China and the USA.
He has in the last 20 years mastered the art of Holistic Face Reading and Vision improvement and has now become a renowned expert and sought after Healer in these fields.
MD (Hom.), Homoeopathic Consultant (Gold Medalist)
Founder Director-AKGsOVIHAMS (Om-Vidya Institute Of Homoeopathy and Allied Medical Sciences). Visiting Prof. of Homoeopathic Materia Medica & Therapeutics in B.R.Sur Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital Delhi
Prof. Dr. Gabriel César Dias Lopes , Ph.D
MBA in Marketing and Management
Strategic, Post-Graduate in Psychoanalysis: Doctor in Education ; Ph.D in Psychoanalysis, Member of the Scientific Committee of Olympus Intellectual Center, Athens
Rector Unilogos :President LUI – Logos University® / Director Califórnia University – South America. Hon Rector UNUGP South America Chapter
Member President’s Education Awards Program – USA :Ambassador UNESCO South America
Sr. Dr Veronica Njideka Irrigwe
B.Sc /B.Ed Accounting (Nigeria)
Masters in psychotherapy and counselling (India)
PhD in Holistic Medicine (India)
Dr. Maitreya R. Venugopalan
M.PHIL (YOGA)FROM Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical science
• M.A (YOGA) FROM HIMALAYAN UNIVERSITY
• M.SC (NATUROPATHY) FROM GLOBAL OPEN UNIVERSITY
• M.A. (PSY) FROM HIMALAYAN UNIVERSITY
M.D (ACUPUNCTURE) FROM INTERNATIONAL
OPEN COMPLEMENTARY UNIVERSITY,
COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
• DOCTORATE IN SIDDHA SYSTEM OF MEDICINE
Dr. Ambi Paul
Professor of Physiology- Germany
Prof. Dr.Roland Yakoubov
PhD ( Cambridge Int University)
Grad Djuna International Academy USSR Certified Instructor Gilian Inst Texas, USA Director Bioenergy and Power Yoga
Prof.Dr. Mohammad. Amin Baig
PhD (Holistic Medicine) USA, DSc, FRCP, MD(MA)
PGD, FTJ/BUMS, DHMS
President/Chairman BoD: International Alternative Medical Council (IAMC)
Chief Executive (Pakistan Chapter) & Member BoD: American Nutritional Medical Association (Anma) Inc. (USA)
International Holistic Medical Society (USA)
International Homeopathic Medical Society (USA)
INTERNATIONAL Electro Homoeopathic Council (USA)
Reginal Executive BoD:: KEISIE International University Inc. USA
Dr. R. Chandrika Rajapakshe
Doctor of Ayurveda
Head Department of Ayurveda
BAMS (University of Colombo),
M. Sc. Ph. B. (University of Peradeniya),
Dip. in Counseling Psychology & Ad. Dip. in Psychotherapy,
Dip. in Ayurveda Beauticulture, Panchakarma & Yoga,
CCHRM (IPM, Sri Lanka),
Professional Counselor of SLPPCA- SLF
Dr Kalpani Abhayasinghe
PhD; BSc Hons (Nursing); RN; Dip. in Counselling & Psychotherapy; Dip in IT.
Senior Lecturer (Grade II) in Nursing General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka
Visiting Speaker in Nursing School of Nursing, Keele University, UK
Saman Dhammika Patabendige
Internationally Qualified Senior Health Qigong & Taichi Instructor
4th Duan Diploma in Health Qigong (IHQF-China)
Higher Diploma in Sports Science/ Fitness/ Strength & Conditioning (SLF-SL); Diploma in Energy Healing, Crystal/ Spiritual/ Quantum Healings & AromaTherapy (SL & Canada) ;Diploma in Wushu International/ National Judge & Referee (IWUF & SLWF-China & SL)
Dr. Kruthika B
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of health Sciences, Karnataka (
M.D – AYURVEDA (Panchakarma) from Rajiv Gandhi University of health Sciences,
University Topper in M.D – AYURVEDA (Panchakarma), 2016
University gold medalist in M.D – AYURVEDA (Panchakarma), 2018
The Chancellor Prof.Lakshman Madurasinghe was the Chief Researcher at the Beli Lena Project 19 years ago .