The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, based in Calcutta (Kolkata), India is an internationally-recognized holistic medicine training institute offering distance learning courses to students from all over the world. We offer undergraduate and graduate diploma and degree programmes in a range of alternative medicine therapies including Naturopathy; Medicinal Herbalism; Reflexology; Reiki Therapy among many others. All of our courses are taught through English or Hindi.
Those who graduate from The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines are required to demonstrate a broad understanding and competency in health care and maintain a commitment to intellectual development, health and healing practice, and scholarship in complementary, alternative and traditional medicine, and integrated health practices.
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is one of the largest open international educational academies and a premier institution in the field of alternative / complementary medicine and health promotion duly incorporated under Act XXVI of 1961 of the Government of West Bengal based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860 and the Literary and Scientific Institutions Act of 1854.
Distance Learning Alternative Medicine Courses:
- Two-year Diploma in Alternative Medicines course
- One-year Diploma courses are available in the following therapies: Yoga and Massage; Naturopathy; Bach Flower Remedies; Reiki Therapy; Acupressure; Acupuncture; Magnetotherapy; Reflexology; Aromatherapy; Hypnotherapy; Iridology; Electro - Homeopathy; Radiesthesia and Radionics; Medical Astrology; Gem - Tele - Chromotherapy; Traditional Chinese Medicine; Chiropractic; Holistic Health & Nutrition; Medicinal Herbalism.
Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Medicine Course (1 year):
Post Graduate Diploma in Alternative Medicine (P.G.D.A.M.) distance learning course is designed as a foundation for a career in alternative medicine.
Bachelor Degree Courses:
- Bachelor's Degree in Alternative Medicine (B.A.M.S. (A.M.) / B.A.S.M.) - 2 years.
- Bachelor's Degree in the following list of therapies - 2 years: Naturopathy & Yoga; Reiki Healing; Acupressure & Magnetotherapy; Medicinal Herbalism; Medical Astrology; Gem-Tele-Chromo Therapy; Electro-Homoeopathy; Hypnotherapy; Aroma Therapy; Traditional Chinese Medicine; Radiesthesia & Radionics; Iridology Science; Chiropractic; Acupuncture; Holistic Health & Nutrition; Reflexology
Graduate Degree Course:
- Master's in Psychotherapy and Counseling (M.P.C.) Program
- Doctor of Naturopathy / Natural Medicine ( N.D. / N.M.D.)
- Doctor of Oriental Medicine ( O.M.D. )
- Doctor of Holistic Medicine ( H.M.D. )
- Doctor of Medicine in Alternative Medicines M.D.(A.M.)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Alternative Medicines - Ph.D(A.M.)
- Doctor of Science in Alternative Medicines - D.Sc (A.M.)
- Doctor of Literature in Alternative Medicine- D.Litt (A.M.)
- Doctor of Medicine in Acupuncture - M.D. (Acu.)
- Doctor of Medicine in Electro Homeopathy - M.D. (E.H.)
Service Provider, Non Profit Organization, Association
Number of Employees
26 to 50 People
Co-Operation/Affilliation established with the following organisations:
Global Peace University, Netherlands
International Union for Health promotion and Education, France
Traditional Healers Organization, Switzerland
International Association of Educators for World Peace. U.S.A
National Research Institute for Self Understanding INC. Canada
The International University, U.S.A
East West University of Holistic Health Sciences, U.S.A
World Federation of Holistic Life & Medicine, Italy
Comision De Educacion a Distancia (CODE), Spain
International Research Institute for Natural Medicines, Japan
Mangrove College of Radionics, U.S.A.
Sohaku in Foundation for Oriental Medicine, Brazil
International Institution of Traditional Medicines, Malaysia
The Centre of International Holistic Studies, Canada
Indiana Institute for Complementary Medicines, U.S.A
The Northern Institute of Massage, U.K.
Vedic University of America, U.S.A.
The Israeli College of Natural Health Sciences, Isreal
Brazilian Academy of Oriental Science, Brazil
Reflexology Academy of Southern Africa, South Africa
Health & Healing Centre, Switzerland
Therapeutica Holistica, Mexico
Integrity Research Foundation, New Zealand
Nizhoni School for Global Consciousness & The Light Institute of Galisteo, U.S.A
Cosmos Cycle Research Centre, Nigeria
Institute for Preventive Medicine and Atelier for Natural Health, Netherland Antilles
The Australasian College of Herbal Medicine, U.S.A
World Association of Integrated Medicines, U.S.A.
Indian Committee of NGOs for the United Nations
Chongshin Academy Foundation, South Korea
China Enterprise Education Services, Hong Kong
DXN Institute International, Malaysia
The International Council for Health Freedom, Central America
Anderland Forum for Encounter & Communication, Germany
A.S.A.M. University, Italy
Ayurveda & Acupuncture Centre, Canada
Herbal Healers Academy, U.S.A.
International Association of Colours, U.K.
Stonebridge Associated Colleges, U.K.
Centro Africano De Investigation, Madrid
Rainbow Pathways Crystal Centre, United Kingdom
Institute of Healing Studies, U.S.A
Yapp Acupuncture & Therapeutic Centre
Indonesian Holistic Health Foundation, Indonesia
AIDS Research Centre, Bangladesh
Nepal Yoga & Nature Cure Association, Nepal
World Natural Medicine Foundation, Canada
International Buddhist Friends Association, Canada
Canadian Medical Acupuncture Society, Canada
Australian Integrative Medicine Association, Australia
Japanese Society of Integrative Medicines (JIM), Japan
Japanese Association for Alternative, Complementary & Traditional Med., Japan
Subtle Energy Association of Japan, Japan
Institute for Holistic Health Care & Medicine, Japan
The Spiritual Centre of SIAM, Thailand
Academy of Holistic Health Care Professionals,
The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, U.S.A., Japan
New World Educational Foundation, U.K.
Australian College of Chi Reflexology, Australia
Bangladesh Unani Ayurvedic Pharmacist Association, Bangladesh
International Yoga Federation, Uruguay
Agita Mundo Network, Brazil
Message of Peace Foundation, Ghana
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences,Iran
Natural Therapy Centre, Cypras
Bimmang Alternative Health Care Services, Nigeria
Yamuni Institute of Healing Arts, U.S.A
International College of Bionutrition, U.S.A.
Institul De Ecologie Apricata, Romania
Fundatia Mirabilies Pentru Medicina Alternative, Romania
Universitates?OVIDIUS? Costanta, Romania
International Drug Enforcement Centre,
Association Nationala De Terapii Complementaredin, Romania
Italian Institute of Ayurvedic Massage, Italy
International Academy of Natural Sciences, Thailand
Centro de Estudiosy Tratamientos Alternativos de Apoyo a la Salud, Mexico
Wayne Seegers And Company, South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand: The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines has formed an affiliation with the Australian Committee of Natural Therapies, Australia and New Zealand (ACONT). ACONT is a national and international association representing natural, traditional, bioenergetics and magnetic therapists. Graduates of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines will be eligible to apply for membership with the association as 'Practitioner'.
- USA: The American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certification & Accreditation Board, U.S.A. has granted The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines full board professional accreditation and certification. Graduates of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines will be eligible to apply to be board certified holistic health practitioners through the AADP.
Recognition in India:
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is duly incorporated under Act XXVI of 1961 of the Government of West Bengal based on the Central Government Act XXI of 1860 and the Literary and Scientific Institutions Act of 1854. This Act is applicable to the advancement and promotion of alternative and complementary medical sciences. The Board is affiliated with The International Association of Educators for World Peace, an affiliate of United Nations, UNICEF & UNESCO. The Board is maintaining mutual affiliation with several prestigious organizations worldwide.
The Indian Board of Alternative Medicines is the only organization in India to be recognized by and affiliated to the United Nations University for Peace ( an international inter-governmental university established UN Resolution No. 35/55/5/XII/80) and duly recognized by the Government of India which is a signatory to the international agreement for the establishment of the University for Peace and Charter of the University for Peace of the UN.
Legality, Validity & Utility of the training courses, practice and research in the field of Alternative Systems of Medicines are in strict conformity with the Constitution of India as per Article 19(1)g and the Laws of the Land.
Successful and trained students of the Board can practice and profess the various systems of Alternative Medicines as per the Rules and Regulation of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines.
Registration from Medical Council of India is not required to practice the alternative systems of medicines as per their letter No.MCI-34(1) / 96-Med. / 10984.
PYRAMID HEALING CENTER
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines has introduced the first pyramid healing center in Eastern India. It is historically evident that man knew about the beneficial effects of pyramid energy as early as 6000 years ago. The ancient Egyptians used pyramids to preserve their dead. The Mayans used the pyramid for religious ceremonies. The Vedas have references to pyramid geometry. Even temple tops and church steeples were designed in the shape of a pyramid. But why the pyramid? Scientists have focused attention on this issue for the past century. It was intriguing how flowers grew better and faster, how fruits and food products improved in taste and how dead animals did not decay for weeks within a pyramid. It was found that all life forms and all matter when placed within the pyramid structure, improved in performance, behavior and appearance. Pyramid energy has, from then on, been successfully applied in healing, as well as in relieving fatigue and tension. Students of the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines are welcome to visit the Pyramid Healing Center and spend their time inside the pyramid doing meditation or reading books or just relaxing. It is open Monday to Saturday between 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and on Saturdays between 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. IBAM students shall be allowed entry without any charge but please carry your student i-cards with yourselves.
MOBILE VAN FOR HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND PEACE
IBAM has its own Mobile Van as part of its charitable activities used for distribution of free medication and disseminating information on higher standards of health.
The Board boasts of a vast and comprehensive library of which there are two wings - The Reading Wing and the Reference Wing. Both wings offer a selection of materials
that are aimed at further expanding the knowledge of the students and heightening their understanding of the philosophy and principles of holistic healing and health care.
Boarding and lodging is arranged for overseas and outstation students by the institute at conveniently located hostels / guest houses equipped with modem facilities and amenities to ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay for the students.
The Board has its own treatment centre equipped with state of the art alternative medical equipment and facilities. The centre is run by a team of dedicated and experienced practitioners who provide the best possible treatment for various ailments through holistic and natural means of healing.
The centre is visited by patients from far and wide whose numbers increase by the day as satisfied patients spread the word of this unique place where health and well being is but an affordable visit away.
Indian Board Of Alternative Medicinehttp://www.indiamart.com/ib-alternative-medicine/
Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwal
Mobile / Cell Phone
No. 80, Chowringhee Road, Kolkata - 700 020, West Bengal, India