CENTRE FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE AND RESEARCH (CIMR)
The Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research is a pioneering initiative by AIIMS, New Delhi in the quest for convergence of contemporary medicine with India’s ancient and traditional medical practices. The centre at the premier institute of the country shall be dedicated to research, documentation and delivery of holistic healthcare. It has been envisioned as a “state of the art” research centre where top experts from various disciplines of contemporary medicine will collaborate with Yoga and Ayurveda specialists, both for disease treatment, and for preventive healthcare. The Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research was inaugurated on the 22nd of June by Shri J.P Nadda, honourable Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and president AIIMS, in the presence of Prof M.C. Mishra, director, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr H.R. Nagendra, chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Banglore.
The Mandate of the Centre shall be the following:
- Develop scientifically validate and customised Yoga practices for ailments
- To understand the feasibility and applicability of making Yoga a cost effective and mass health care means- a most necessary aspect required for developing countries
- To make extensive collaborations with the clinical and research departments in AIIMS in order to produce acceptable scientific evidence for our traditional medicine systems.
- To develop transformational research in health care that aims to achieve international acceptability in the field of Yoga therapy.
- Link existing research network with prominent national and international research departments in the field of Yoga.
- Offer opportunities to Indian researchers and young faculty to promote evidence based medicine.
- Establish institutes of repute in the wider community so that it serves as points of interaction among different systems of medicine, clinical doctors and researchers.