What is Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM)?
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Traditional and Complementary Medicine as a merged combination of terms as outlined below:
Complementary medicine (CM) – The terms “complementary medicine” and “alternative medicine” refer to a broad set of health care practices that are not part of that country’s own traditional or conventional medicine and are not fully integrated into the dominant health care system. They are used interchangeably with traditional medicine in some countries.
Traditional medicine (TM) – Traditional medicine has a long history. It is the sum total of the knowledge, skill and practices based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.
Traditional and complementary medicine (T&CM) – merges the terms TM and CM, encompassing products, practices and practitioners.
Are you a government body?
How does your not-for-profit model work?
Are you “anti” conventional medicine?
Why did you pick the specific non-communicable diseases?
Given the brevity of these statistics and the evidence from global research on the benefits of T&CM in the prevention and healing of these non-communicable diseases, it is our purpose to facilitate education, research and public awareness of this for the benefit of people’s health choices and society at large.
Why do you focus on evidence-based therapies?
What is your relationship with SoulAdvisor?
20% of profits made from SoulAdvisor will be invested back into the SoulAdvisor Foundation to fund research and education and raise professionalism and understanding of the T&CM industry in key, evidence based modalities including:
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Tai chi