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The Express Tribune

Published Date: Apr 11, 2014

Modern medicine: Introducing integrative medicine in Pakistan

Highlighting the benefits of integrative medicine in Pakistan
is the need of the hour. An initiative to popularise innovation in
medical technique was taken by the Sustainable Development Policy
Institute (SDPI), in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
co-signed with the Pakistan Association of Integrative Medicine (PAIM),

The partnership will enable joint research on integrative medicine,
exploring avenues for its promotion as a formal means of treatment in
the country, said a press release.

The all-encompassing field of integrative medicine combines orthodox
medical practices with evidence-based alternative medicine including
immunotherapy, gene therapy, physiotherapy and counselling to enhance
patient care.

Citing examples of similar practices in USA at the MoU signing
ceremony, SDPI Executive Director Dr Abid Suleri highlighted that the
Federal Drug Agency USA has approved medication for gene therapy.

"SDPI aims to carry on further research on this therapy to recommend
the treatment to our health department", said Suleri. He emphasised the
need for research to further development policies in the country,
particularly those pertaining to health care.

Elucidating on integrative medicine, PAIM President Mobashir Ahmed
Bhatti explained that it is a holistic health care process achieved by
facilitating engagement between patients and care-givers for maximising
an exhaustive range of physical, psychological, social, preventive and
therapeutic factors known to be effective and necessary for achieving
optimal health throughout the human life span.

He requested the SDPI staff for full support in developing research and assessment of the products before its nationwide launch.

The event was also attended by Beijing Haidian Hospital Centre of
Gene Therapy & Surgical Oncology Director Ding-gang Li and Beijing
Show Cogent Bio-Technology Co General Manager Dr Yu Deng Wei, who
promised comprehensive support to both the institutes.