Documentation of our cultural heritage on Philippine traditional medicine

Documentation of our cultural heritage of Philippine traditional medicine Research into the diverse healing culture of Philippine traditional medicine as represented by the diverse 185 ethno-linguistic groups of the country (SIL), including the 110 indigenous groups (NCIP). Furthermore, healing traditions of communities and healers based on so-called “sacred places” add to the richness of our continue reading : Documentation of our cultural heritage on Philippine traditional medicine

Knowledge management

Research shall cover the systematic collection of available information on T&CM in the Philippines, particularly those of medicinal plants. Review and meta-review will be done, with the collected knowledge to be input for databases. Venues for research translation or dissemination include online journals, newsletters, websites, social media, and others.

Socio-cultural research

Includes research into the acceptance of T&CM products and modalities by the public and health care providers.

Policy, systems and standards research

Includes research in aid of policy making and to improve health care delivery. Research will address the role T&CM can play within an integrative approach to universal health care. PITAHC shall lead this research. Stakeholders will include the academe of the UP system, state universities and colleges, higher education institutes, training hospitals, practitioners, health professional continue reading : Policy, systems and standards research

Clinical research on safety and efficacy/benefit of T&CM modalities

Clinical research on safety, efficacy and benefits of T&CM modalities T&CM modalities such as hilot, traditional Chinese medicine (acupuncture, tuina, qigong), Ayurveda, homeopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy, naturopathy, and anthroposophy present varying levels of usefulness as complementary (or even alternative) options in an integrative approach to health care. Gathered research evidence should confirm the safety and effectiveness continue reading : Clinical research on safety and efficacy/benefit of T&CM modalities