Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) has launched an Institute of Salutogenesis and Complementary Medicine (ISCM) to better integrate ongoing complementary therapeutics and wellness medicine programmes for patients. SBV has been providing complementary medicine services since 2007 in the form of music therapy interventions and yoga to target specific diseases, and in combination with modern medicine.
Both these services were subsequently established as centres – the Centre for Music Therapy Education & Research and the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research.
Bhushan Patwardhan, chairman, executive committee, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and former vice-chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), launched the facility at a function recently.
In his remarks, Dr. Patwardhan drew reference to the statistics provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) that nearly 80% of the global population utilises traditional, complementary and integrative medicine (TCIM).