In the Name of God
Alternative/ Complementary medicine refers to a broad scope of activities related to health which is not a part of the common medical system of the country. Although it doesn’t form the main basis of the health system, it should be considered by the scientific society due to its use by people and specialists.
Increasing frequency of using the alternative/complementary medicine and traditional medicine in different countries has involved health authorities in safety, effectiveness, quantity, access and their related laws. Social demand of the alternative/complementary medicine requires dealing with the subjects related to safety and effectiveness and enactment of necessary laws by the policymakers. Holding such congresses provides the opportunity for more familiarity of scientific society with the said methods and recognition of its potentials for prevention and treatment and creates a space for using the experiences of the authorities of the interested people. Due to the shortcomings seen in the field of health in Iran, this is the honor of this congress to begin moving the community toward a society with more stable health, lower cost and more participation of the patient in their treatment in the shadow of the integration of complementary and traditional medicine in health system.
Dr. Seyed Javad Haji Mir Esmaeil