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3rd International Conference and Expo on Natural, Traditional & Alternative Medicine, will be organized around the theme Natural Medicine and Products: Standardizing the efficacy, safety and potency

Natural Medicine-2018 is comprised of 17 tracks and 14 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Natural Medicine-2018.

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The Natural, Traditional & Alternative Medicine September 24-25, 2018 Montreal, Canada 

in association with 

The 19th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine/Natural Healing

Chair person: Dame Dr Effie Chow, PhD, RN, LicAc (CA), Qigong Grandmaster,  Founder and President of  East West Academy of Healing Arts, USA


Qigong and TCM a most ancient art and science,  Since 1990, Qigong has gained solid western scientific evidence of effectiveness where all else had failed to heal a condition.  Qigong is used for promoting health in all walks and ages of life!  

Simply defined: Qigong is A Positive Way of Life - Spiritually, Mentally, and Physically, based on the Taoist Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, not just another series of exercise or meditation.  It can promote health and cure diseases by living right!   Qi is Breath or Oxygen or Vital Life Force, and Gong is Cultivation at the highest order. 

It is the most powerful self healing practice transported from China to our Western Shores...the human being is the most powerful instrument supercharging oxygenation and blood circulation for vital life!.

Qigong is an overall umbrella of thousands of diverse styles including  hard Qi of the Martial Arts, Tai Chi Chuan, and the soft Qi of the Healing styles of  Medical Qigong.  The Conference will exhibit an exciting array of world experts who have expertise with minor to serious death defying illnesses!

Qigong comprises a diverse set of practices that coordinate body, breath and mind based on Chinese philosophy and classical theory. Practices include moving and still meditation, visualization, massage, sound healing and non-contact therapies.Qigong is commonly classified into two foundational categories: 1) dynamic or active qigong (dong gong), with slow flowing movement; and 2) meditative or passive qigong (jing gong), with still positions and inner movement of the breath. From a therapeutic perspective, qigong can be classified into two systems: 1) internal qigong, which focuses on self-care and self-cultivation, and; 2) external qigong, which involves treatment by a therapist who directs or transmits qi.

There are numerous qigong forms. 75 ancient forms that can be found in classic literature and 56 common or contemporary forms which have been described in a qigong compendium. The list is by no means exhaustive. Many contemporary forms were developed by people who had recovered from their illness after qigong practice.

Techniques :

  • Intentional movement:  subtle, flowing balanced style
  • Rhythmic breathing: slow, deep, coordinated with movement 
  • Awareness: calm, focused meditative state
  • Visualization: of qi flow, philosophical tenets, aesthetics
  •  Vocalization and /Sound healing : internal vibration and use of sound for healing

Additional principles:

  • Softness: soft gaze, a calm face
  • Solid Stance: grounded footing, spinal alignment to heaven
  • Relaxation: relaxed muscles, slightly bent joints
  • Balance and Counterbalance: motion over the centre of gravity
  • Unlocking the waist and spine; circular movement

Advanced goals:

  • Equanimity: more fluid, more relaxed and energized at the same time
  • Tranquility: empty mind, high awareness
  • Stillness: smaller and smaller movements, eventually to complete stillness
  • Moving qi with the mind

The most advanced practice is generally considered to be with little or no motion.


Naturopathic Medicine also called Naturopathy is a medical system that has evolved from a combination of traditional practices and health care approaches. In the United States, naturopathy is practiced by naturopathic physicians, traditional naturopaths, and other health care providers who also offer naturopathic services. Naturopathy is an Alternative treatment method it incorporates Herbal treatment, Diet treatment and Homeopathy. Natural medications re-establish the body's inborn capacity to heal itself without the adverse impacts of conventional drug. Naturopathy is essential primary health care system that mixes cutting edge logical information with standard and normal types of prescription. Naturopathic Medicine stresses comprehensive, preventive care by concentrating on prevention, optimal health and health.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the popular term for health and health therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medicine. CAM concentrates in general individuals and includes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasing rapidly. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies 65–80% of the world's health care services as Alternative Medicine ‘In this manner, from the perspective of the population ratio, more people use CAM than modern western medicine. Emergence of CAM as a new current of medicine depends on whether or not precise scientific evidence can be accumulated.
Most CAM studies in the U.S. show that few people forgo conventional medicine. So the expression "integrative medicine" is progressively preferred. Integrative medicine combines, or incorporates, the best of ordinary restorative care with the best of evidence-based CAM

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the entire person’s body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the mission for ideal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can accomplish optimal health the primary objective of holistic medicine practice by increasing proper balance in life. Holistic practitioners use a variety of treatment strategies to help their patients take responsibility for their own particular prosperity and accomplish optimal health. This may incorporates diet, exercise, psychotherapy, relationship and spiritual counselling.

Ayurveda is an ancient Alternative healthcare system, it is created from Vedas. All Ayurveda writings are created in Sanskrit. Ayurveda analyse the disorder by heartbeat, discourse, tongue, touch, appearance, vision, pee. Several paradigms of Ayurveda unique to Western practice have developed over the past few decades, but perhaps the most pervasive paradigm imprinted in the mind of the American public is a form of practice termed “New Age Ayurveda”(NAA).

  • Track 5-1Ayurvastra and Panchakarma
  • Track 5-2Kayachikitsa -Internal medicine

Homeopathy is a method for treating disease by medications, given in minute dosages that would deliver in sound individual indications like those of the illness. About 60% of the homeopathic medicines are prepared from one or more parts of plants. The entire plant or few sections of it, such as leaves, flowers, roots, berries, and seeds may be used in the preparation of the medicines. Approximately 20% of the homeopathic medicines are prepared from minerals, non-metals, including metals and their compounds. Most basic infections treated by homeopaths are Allergic rhinitis, asthma, depression, neurotic disorders, Headache, non-particular sensitivity, non-specific allergy, dermatitis, arthritis and hypertension. All homeopathic medicines are tested on human volunteers, by a method that is similar to clinical trials, before use. The clinical use of these medicines is administrated by specific tried-and-tested laws and principles.

Nature, the ace of craftsman of particles or molecules created almost an inexhaustible exhibit of molecular entities. It bears as an infinite resource for drug development, novel chemotypes and pharmacophores, and frameworks for enhancement into efficacious medications for a multitude of disorder indications and other valuable bioactive agents. Until recently, plants were an important source of novel pharmacologically active compounds with numerous drugs being derived directly or indirectly from plants. Despite the current preoccupation with synthetic chemistry as a vehicle to find or discover and manufacture drugs, the contribution of plants to health treatment and prevention is still enormous and many more. Even at the beginning of 21st century, 11% of the 252 drugs considered as basic and fundamental by the WHO were exclusively of flowering plant origin. The plant-derived compounds have a long history of clinical use, better patient tolerance and acknowledgment. To date, 35,000-70,000 plant species have been screened for their medicinal use.

It has been well detailed that natural products played critical roles in modern drug development, particularly for antibacterial and antitumor agents. Despite the fact that the synthetic products increased due to its production cost, time viability, quality control, stringent regulation and quick effects, however their safety and adequacy was always remained questionable, resulting in the dependence on the natural products by more than 80% of the total population in the developing world, because of its time tested safety and adequacy. A numerous number of natural product-derived compounds in various stages of clinical development highlighted the existing viability and significance of the utilization of natural products as sources of new drug compounds. Obviously natural products will continue to be extremely important as sources of therapeutic agents. About 20% of the number of population in US takes herbal products, often in the absence of good evidence of their viability.

Physical therapy carried out by physiotherapists. Physical therapy practice carries in many settings, like outpatient clinics, private-owned physical therapy clinics. Physical therapies comprise Orthopaedic, Decongestive, Geriatric, Cardiopulmonary, Neurological, and Paediatrics. Physical therapy treatment major helps in the repair of musculoskeletal disorders; physiotherapy teaches how to behaviour within their circumspection for patients who have permanent infirmities. Physical therapy is a type of therapy you may need when healthcare issues make it hard to move around and do everyday works, it helps restore your physical exercise and your fitness level.

Traditional treatments have chiefly disappeared in incidental societies, but some are specified by doctors of alternative medicine or taken by patients volunteers as supplements to traditional therapy. However, plant or natural remedies are the backbone of theraphy in underdeveloped regions.

It is mandatory to investigate the plants accurately which have been used in traditional medicine to increase the quality of healthcare. The allegation that natural plant products are safe should be accepted only after the plant product passes through toxicity testing using current scientific methods. To resolve the safety of drugs and plant products for human use, toxicological assessments are carried out on various experimental animals to anticipate toxicity. There are other certain extensive toxicological studies on some natural extract.

The examination or utilization of therapeutic herbs to forecast, treat maladies and afflictions, to advance comfort and mending. Home grown treatment is additionally called as Botanicals, Phytotherapy. An advancing field with long custom. It is the most well-established and most broadly utilized arrangement of drug on the planet today. It is applied as a part of all social forms and is regular to all societies. The periodic with regards to applying herbs and home grown explanations for keep up wellbeing and to counteract, ease, or cure ailment called likewise herbalism. They are applied for treating nervousness, Healing, sorrow, hurt and compelling more. There are varied sorts of herbs like Anti Inflammatory Herbs, Fertility Herbs, Smoking Herbs, Healing Herbs, Adaptogenic herbs.

  • Track 11-1Anti-inflammatory herbs
  • Track 11-2Quality control of Herbal Drugs
  • Track 11-3Herbal Medicines: Challenges and Regulations

Herbals have been utilized for health and corrective purposes for a few a great many years, majority of community still using herbal medicine to meet their health needs. Therapeutic plants are critical hotspots for pharmaceutical manufacturing. They are used for treating anxiety, Healing, depression, ache and many more. There are different types of herbs like Anti Inflammatory Herbs, Fertility Herbs, Adopt genic herbs, Smoking Herbs, Healing Herbs. There are also different varieties of herbal products used in different forms some of them are Herbal Tea, Herbal Cigarettes, Herbal Hair Products and Herbal Toothpastes.

Medicinal plants and herbal medicines having most exalted market in Asia since decade, medicinal plants can be utilized as food to meet every day essentials of body. The World Health Organization (WHO) measures that 80% of the community of some Asian and African countries presently use herbal medicine for some form of primary health care. Pharmaceuticals are immensely expensive for most of the global’s population, half of whom lived on less than $2 U.S. per day in 2002. In comparison, herbal medicines can be mature from seed from nature for little.

Herbal formulations vehicle a dosage form dwelling of one or many more herbs or processed herbs in furnished quantities to provide definite nutritional, cosmetic benefits meant for use to diagnose, treat, diseases of humans or animals, changes the structure of humans or animals.

A Nutraceutical is a pharmaceutical-grade and standardized nutrient. Such benefits may incorporate the prevention or recurrence of disorder. These products area from proteins, minerals, vitamins, pure compounds and naturally used in capsules, tablets to foods that consists of fortified bioactive compounds. Everything from vitamins, supplements to sports drinks, snacks, dairy products, and pre-prepared diet meals could be considered as nutraceuticals. A market research report produced in 2012 documented that the globally nutraceuticals market would reach US$250 billion by 2018, characterizing that market as "Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods & Beverages"

The herbal cosmetics are the preparation consists of phytochemical from a collection of botanical sources, which consequences the actions of skin and provide nutrients requires for the healthy skin and hair.

  • Track 13-1Herbal cosmetics
  • Track 13-2Bio fertilizer ingredients
  • Track 13-3hytopharmaceuticals

The learning worried with therapeutic medications got from plants or other common sources. The workmanship or routine of utilizing herbs and home grown arrangements to keep up wellbeing and to avert, lighten, or cure infection. Makeup from Natural home grown items and home grown beautifying agents industry is the idea of excellence and beauty care products is as old as human kind and progress. Indian herbs and its importance are famous around the world. A home grown restorative have developing interest on the planet showcase and is a precious endowment of nature. Home grown Formulations dependably have pulled in impressive consideration due to their great action and nearly lesser or nil symptoms with engineered drugs. The eventual fate of drug store Herbal arrangements and phytomedicinals are progressively being utilized by people in general as self-chose OTC items for remedial or precaution purposes. Home grown pharmaceutical is as old as society and has truly been supported by shamans, savvy ladies and healers. An extensive measure of research data has accumulated to shape an amorphous adjustment of home grown solution.

The branch of chemistry deals with the chemical processes associated with plant life and the chemical compounds introduced by plants Phytochemistry is in the strict manner of the word the study of phytochemicals. Phytochemistry can be considered sub-speciality of Botany or Chemistry. Activities can be led in botanical gardens with the aid of Ethnobotany mainly applies to the quality control of Chinese medicine, Aromatic Plants of different chemical components, like saponins, volatile oils, alkaloids, anthraquinones and flavonoids.

  • Track 14-1Applications of Pharmacognosy
  • Track 14-2Natural products chemistry in drug discovery
  • Track 14-3Protein biochemistry and proteomics

Ethnopharmacology is a study of the traditional medicine practiced by various ethnic groups, and especially by indigenous community. The word ethnomedicine is sometimes used as a synonym for traditional medicine. Ethnomedical research is interdisciplinary; in its study of traditional medicines, it applies the methods of ethnobotany and medical anthropology. Often, the medicine traditions it studies are preserved only by oral tradition.

Biological products are medical products. Many biologics are contrived from a variety of natural sources. Like drugs, some biologics are intended to treat diseases and medical conditions. Other biologics are used to prevent or diagnose diseases.

  • Track 15-1Ethnomedicine
  • Track 15-2Ethnopharmacological perspectives
  • Track 15-3Ethnopharmacology of traditional medicines

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Plant Science play an imperative role in the field of GM testing by empowering the use of fast and effective result translation genetically modified crops. This coupled with growing prevalence of infectious disorder and tissue culture is expected to drive market growth during the estimate period. Other dynamic factors for this market include decreasing cost of tissue culture, increasing demand for GM plant, extensive presence of both private and public external funding programs and growing patient awareness levels. In addition, presence of untapped growth opportunities in emerging countries such as India, Brazil and China and the increasing horticulture & Landscaping, Botanical awareness are expected to serve this market as future growth opportunities.