Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
Agarwal Family Office established Indian Board of Alternative Medicines in 1991 as an Autonomous Institution for the purpose of promotion and propagation of Alternative Medicines, viz. Naturopathy, Yoga, Herbal Medicines, Acupressure, Reiki, Nutrition, etc.
Alternative Medicines was gaining popularity in the West (USA, Europe, etc.) but was lagging in India, and to meet the gap, this Institution was established.
Indian Board of Alternative Medicines soon became of the largest Institutions in India training thousands of students, organizing tens of Conferences and Seminars, publishing more than 100 books in the field of Alternative Medicines, etc.
However, in 2017, the Institution was closed due to a case lodged by the Government of West Bengal against all Institutions of Alternative Medicines in the State. Some practitioners of Alternative Medicines were found to be cross-practicing / malpracticing Allopathy in the garb of Alternative Medicines, putting the lives of innocent public at risk. Owing to this, all Institutions were closed down and currently undergoing a legal battle in the Hon’ble Court as the Institutions cannot be held responsible / liable for any malpractice done by students.
The activities of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines were congratulated and appreciated by the President, Prime Minister, Governors, Chief Ministers, Ministers of different portfolios, Foreign Embassies, United Nations, WHO, etc. and it played a pioneer role in the development of Alternative Medicines in India.
The Office believes in justice and has full faith in the Laws of the Land, and is hopeful that the Institution will start again very soon, and continue its endeavour of promoting and propagating Alternative Medicines.
Legal Opinion regarding case of Indian Board of Alternative Medicines vs West Bengal Medical Council dated 25th May, 2017 – Click Here
Times of India – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/advocate-rubbishes-misleading-media-reports-without-any-empirical-evidence-against-indian-board-of-alternative-medicines-and-its-officials/articleshow/81935600.cms