‘Over 70% population consulting alternative medicine practitioners’

Scientists urged to make joint efforts on health services.

Our Correspondent May 02, 2013


Over 70 per cent of the world’s population is consulting alternative medicine practitioners, speakers said at a one-day seminar on We and Natural Medicine jointly organised by the Institute of Horticultural Sciences (IHS), University of Agriculture Faisalabad, and the Pakistan Tibbi Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association at New Senate Hall of the UAF here on Thursday.

UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Iqrar Ahmad Khan chaired the seminar. All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association (APTPMA) President Mian Ajmal Faooq was the chief guest.

Muhammad Idrees from Hamdard, Dr Zahid Ashraf and Hamid Ashraf from the Ashraf Laboratories and Pakistan Tibbia College Faisalabad founder Hafiz Muhammad Younas were also present.

Khan said five UAF departments had been conducting research on medicinal plants and their effects on human health. He urged scientists to make collaborative efforts for providing health services to people at their door step.

Dr Khan called for more research on indigenous herbs and reiterated the UAF commitment to preserving this treasure at the botanical garden of the university.

Mian Ajmal Farooq said that Pakistan was blessed with a variety of herbs that were smuggled out of the country. He stressed the need for more collaborative research on herbal medicines.

In his welcome address, Prof Aslam Pervez highlighted the IHS role for the promotion of botanical research. He said the institute was extending vocational training and professional capacity building services during summer vacation.

Dr Khalilur Rahman said the university had cured hepatitis and cardiac diseases using herbal medicines.
The chief guest, later, inaugurated a two-day herbal medicine exhibition in front of the main library.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 3rd, 2013.


Rebecca Gonzales | 8 years ago | Reply

Your aricle on 70 %of the world now turning to Alternative Medicine was outstanding. The trend also , since the economy sank, more people had to force themselves to change the way they eat, the cost of drugs without insurrance etc, has more people thinking outside the box.I spent the last two months in Japan, not one television ad on prescription drugs, only supplements, they would show where it was harvested , how it was grown and so forth..I was also excited to learn about the IHS, this is exciting, there are several herbs, roots etc found in Peru that cure many diseases, Dr.Canales, and Dr.Martinez have been using many remedies , natural medicineto cure and help many people.Dr.Martinez has his own lab, does all of the harvesting and talks directly to the natives, he also has his own organic farm. Dr.Canales has been honored by his local hospital for curing over 200 people that were told to get funeral arrangements in order. He usually gets a patient when they are on the tail end of dying. You mentioned Pakistan, There is an incredible place called Kudan Kidney Care, on the Pakistan border, they only deal with kidney function, getiing people off of Dialysis, also G Therapy, it specializes in the brain, all brain disorders, very successful. I am a Colon Therapist inSan Antonio, soon to be working in Peru as well, the restrictions in The US require I have a prescription for treatment, it makes it dificult for my patients since most doctors in San Antonio do not understand or know what colon therapy is. I hear Costa Rica is a growing Alternative Mecca, would be great to workon a beach!! Take Care Love the articles Rebecca Gonzales C.C.T. www.healinsidefirst.com

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