traditional systems of health

traditional systems of health,

n.pl the healthcare beliefs and practices that have been established by indigenous people in developing nations. Their practices often reflect the con-cept that human beings function as an integral part of nature and involves the use of massage, herbs, and mind/body practices, which address the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
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PGI would be able to develop a Department for Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy) to promote these traditional systems of health & well being.
This is further supported by the principles of Ayurveda and other traditional systems of health.
This volume covers training and educational material for women's health, traditional systems of health, national and state policies from a gender perspective, and experiences with decentralisation, democracy and gender mainstreaming.
Pandey's current projects include his mission of bringing credibility and acceptability to Traditional Systems of Health and Medicines to Western Cultures through GDPAU and establishing and organizing a Multi-National Drug Discovery Team that will collaborate on phytopharmaceuticals for the treatment of Malaria and other neglected diseases.
Put together by the government-funded Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (PDF,159 KB), whose website describes yoga and naturopathy as the good old Indian traditional systems of health care having the history of centuries, the recommendations were a part of a booklet called 'Mother and Child Care'.
It envisages exchange of experts, supply of traditional medicinal substances, joint research and development and recognition of the traditional systems of health and medicine in both countries.

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