A pharmacy in Cuba offering traditional, natural, and herbal medicines.
Photo by Ferdinando Pisani.
Traditional Medicine refers to the practices of different cultures based on theories, beliefs and experiences. In order to be versatile in maintenance of health FAIM believes all areas of healing are important to investigate.
As FAIM continues to search the world for affordable, non-toxic, effective alternatives for various conditions, we have learned about an intriguing powder used as an asthma and hayfever remedy. This powder has an interesting history.
Dr. Sacha Barrio is a Peruvian-American OMD trained in the UK. Successively, he received a scholarship to study in China and became apprentice to Dr. Huang Huang in Nan Jing. Dr. Huang uses traditional diagnosis based on body types and applies classic herbal formulas from the Shang Han Lun. Dr. Barrio also integrates his practice with Peruvian medicinal herbs which are part of the traditional Amazonian and Andean pharmacopeias.
The conference “Traditional Medicine, Interculturality and Mental Health” was a bold initiative to summon experts and traditional healers from nearly two-dozen countries to discuss issues rarely addressed in other international forums.
Dr. Marcos Díaz is an eminent Cuban psychiatrist who is an expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). He is now a consultant to international projects promoting TCM.
In an effort to study and understand health, FAIM investigates all facets and traditions of healing. Three of these include Kundalini Yoga, Harmonization and Homa Therapy.
This conference is an event organized every two years in Cuba. It is an opportunity for medical professionals from South America and the Caribbean to exchange ideas, research findings and life passion.
World Summit for the Harmonization in Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Lima, Peru
The World Summit for the Harmonization in Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Medicine (TACM) is the brain child of Dr. Martha Villar, FAIM's principle collaborator in Peru. The summit health ministers and practitioners of TACM came together to discuss how these diverse medical systems fit into the legal framework.
Meet the Founder
Businessman and retired Congressman Berkley Bedell founded the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine in 1998. Learn more...