International Meeting on

Traditional & Alternative Medicine

Traditional Med

Theme: Exploring New Horizons in Traditional & Alternative Medicine

About Conference

Meetings International proudly announces “International Meeting on Traditional & Alternative Medicine” scheduled on, Osaka Japan. The theme of the meeting is "Exploring New Horizons in Traditional & Alternative Medicine". 

EuroSciCon, founded in 2001 is a UK based independent life science Events Company with predominantly business and academic client base. The key strategic objective of EuroSciCon is to communicate science and medical research between academia, clinical practice and the pharmaceutical industry.  Most of its events are in Europe and London or live streamed. EuroSciCon expanded its operations to international in association with Meetings International, Singapore.  All major meetings of EuroSciCon and Meetings International are accredited with Continued Professional Education (CPD), Continued Education (CE), Continued Medical Education (CME) Credits.

This Meeting will provide a broad range of academic disciplines in natural product which will be emphasized from the discovery of natural products from natural sources through the clinical uses to attract researchers that are contributing in the field of traditional and alternative medicine. It includes a wide range of Keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations, Symposia, Workshops, Exhibitions and Career development programs.

Why to Attend:

Traditional Med  main slogan is to address the challenges in making a safer, sustainable and affordable system for medication, and health through consolidating the underpinning Alternative Medicine research platforms. Researcher and Expertise who’s in these subjects need in-depth understanding. It’s important to share knowledge with others due to newly generated problem. For that they need a platform to share their knowledge. We could say we create a golden opportunity for those people expose their knowledge through this conference.

In addition to attending the conference, we invite you to experience Osaka, the beautiful and famous city in Japan, which attracts people from around the world.

Target Audience:

Medical Practitioners

Ayurveda Practitioners

Homeopathy Practitioners


Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture Practitioners

Traditional Medicine Practitioners

Naturopathic Physicians

Natural therapists

Business/Practice Managers

Associations, Societies and Universities

Scientific Sessions:

Clinical and Research on  Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Natural Products Development, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology of Medicinal Plants, Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants, Ethnomedicine and Traditional Medicine, Complementary/Alternative medicine (CAM), Ethnobiology and Ethnobotany,Ethnomedicine, Ethnopharmacy/Ethnopharmacology, Folk medicine and remedies, Medicinal plant product/preparation ,Herbal medicine ,Herbal remedies , Medical Anthropology, Herbal Cosmetics and Neutraceuticals,  Patents and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Herbal Medicine, Research Ethics in Traditional Medicine, Quality Control and Marketing of Herbal Products

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1. Clinical Research on Traditional and Alternative Medicine:

 Traditional and Alternative Medicine covers all the aspects of the modernization and standardization Clinical and Experimental research e.g. chemistry, pharmacology, molecular mechanism, systems biology, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, safety, quality control, clinical studies of traditional Chinese, Ayurvedic, Unani, Arabic and other ethnomedicine. Each issue contains updated comprehensive in-depth reviews along with high quality original experimental research articles.  Traditional and Alternative Medicine is a leading and important international peer-reviewed journal reflecting the current outstanding scientific Clinical and Experimental research progresses of the global traditional, indigenous, folk and ethnologic medicine. It provides a bridge connected the Tradition and Alternative Medicine system to the modern life science with the efforts of top scientists, as well as a resource to pursuit the solutions for the existing common issues in the traditional and alternative medicine.

2. Natural Products Development

In the simplest of terms, a natural product is a small molecule that is produced by a biological source. As a central theme of exploration bordering chemistry and biology, natural products research focuses on the chemical properties, biosynthesis and biological functions of secondary metabolites. In this context, the task of defining “natural” is more straight forward and encompasses isolation from a native organism, synthesis in a laboratory, biosynthesis in vitro, or isolation from a metabolically engineered organism whereby the chemical structure has been determined and the resultant compound is chemically equivalent to the original natural product.

3. Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology of Medicinal Plants

Molecular biology offers promising tools for the creation of novel crop varieties with improved nutritional value, resistance to herbicides, pests, diseases, pollutants and adverse climatic conditions.

Medicinal plants are the most important source of life saving drugs for the majority of the world's population. Plant secondary metabolites are economically important as drugs, fragrances, pigments, food additives and pesticides. The biotechnological tools are important to select, multiply, improve and analyse medicinal plants. In-vitro production of secondary metabolites in plant cell suspension cultures has been reported from various medicinal plants and bioreactors are the key step towards commercial production of secondary metabolites by plant biotechnology. Genetic transformation is a powerful tool for enhancing the productivity of novel secondary metabolites

The utilization of nanotechnology for "phytotherapy" or treatment of different ailments by natural medications/drugs, including home grown medication conveyance where present and developing nanotechnologies

4. Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants

 Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources. The American Society of Pharmacognosy defines pharmacognosy  as "the study of the physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs, drug substances or potential drugs or drug substances of natural origin as well as the search for new drugs from natural sources.

Medicinal plants are a rich source of bioactive phytochemicals or bionutrients. Studies carried out during the past 2–3 decades have shown that these phytochemicals have an important role in preventing chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and coronary heart disease. The major classes of phytochemicals with disease-preventing functions are dietary fibre, antioxidants, anticancer, detoxifying agents, immunity-potentiating agents and neuropharmacological agents. Each class of these functional agents consists of a wide range of chemicals with differing potency.

5. Ethnomedicine and Traditional Medicine 

Ethnomedicine is a study or comparison of the traditional medicine practiced by various ethnic groups, and especially by indigenous peoples. 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.

Scientific ethnomedical studies constitute either anthropological research or drug discovery research. Anthropological studies examine the cultural perception and context of a traditional medicine. The purpose of drug discovery research is to identify and develop a marketable pharmaceutical product.

6. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the popular term for health and wellness therapies that have typically not been part of conventional Western medicine. Complementary means treatments that are used along with conventional medicine. Alternative means treatments used in place of conventional medicine.

CAM focuses on the whole person and includes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. For example, CAM includes mind-body medicine (such as meditation, acupuncture and yoga), manipulative and body-based practices (such as massage therapy and spinal manipulation), and natural products (such as herbs and dietary supplements).

Most CAM studies in the U.S. show that few people forgo conventional medicine. So the term "integrative medicine" is increasingly preferred. Integrative medicine combines, or integrates, the best of conventional medical care with the best of evidence-based CAM.

7. Ethnobiology and Ethnobotany

Ethnobiology is the scientific study of the way living things are treated or used by different human cultures. It studies the dynamic relationships between people, biota, and environments, from the distant past to the immediate present. Ethnobiology is a rapidly growing field of research, gaining professional, student, and public interest within North America and internationally. There is a need in Ethnobiology to explore modern methodology appropriate for studying people-biota-environment interactions; to quantitatively analyze our multidisciplinary data based on hypotheses; to integrate diverse lines of evidence for documenting ethnobiological knowledge and practices; to develop interdisciplinary education programs to train students and practitioners of Ethnobiology; and to obtain academic funding sources.  Ethnobotany is considered as a branch of ethnobiology, the study of past and present interrelationships between human cultures and the plants, animals, and other organisms in their environment. Like its parent field, ethnobotany makes apparent the connection between human cultural practices and the sub-disciplines of biology.

8. Ethnomedicine

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. Scientific ethnomedical studies constitute either anthropological research or drug discovery research. Anthropological studies examine the cultural perception and context of a traditional medicine. The purpose of drug discovery research is to identify and develop a marketable pharmaceutical product.

9. Ethnopharmacy or Ethnopharmacology 

Ethnopharmacy is the examination of how different arrangements it also looks forefront pharmaceutical jobs. ethnopharmacy focuses on standard pharmaceutical cures used by an overall population ethnopharmacist in like manner thinks the materials from which pharmaceuticals are made. This may incorporate perceiving exceptional or commonplace plants, the proximity of minerals found in materials used as a piece of the production of the pharmaceuticals or some different materials that are a bit of the last pharmaceutical thing.

Ethnopharmacology concentrates on the utilization of conventional prescription in neighbourhood groups, including its business applications. We invite field contemplates, pharmacological and clinical investigations of synthetically profiled concentrates, and studies on the quality and piece of actually determined items.

10. Folk Medicine and Remedies

Folk medicine is traditionally used as a term to describe healing skills that are associated with folk methods and that do not form part of formal medical training. This distinction is, however, primarily an academic construction and tells us little about the reality of everyday medicine as we are able to study it in a historical context.

In Norway we have a range of written sources that in various ways describe how people treated diseases in earlier periods. Descriptions of journeys, medicinal reports, decrees and laws, as well as books of black magic, are all examples of important sources for the study of diseases, treatments and therapists from the time following the Reformation.

 11. Medicinal Plant Product/Preparation

The utilization and scan for medications and dietary supplements got from plants have quickened as of late. Ethnopharmacologists, botanists, microbiologists, and characteristic items scientists are searching the Earth for phytochemicals and "leads" which could be produced for treatment of irresistible infections. While 25 to half of current pharmaceuticals are gotten from plants, none are utilized as antimicrobials. Conventional healers have since a long time ago utilized plants to forestall or cure irresistible conditions; Western drug is attempting to copy their victories. Plants are rich in a wide assortment of optional metabolites.

12. Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to using a plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Herbalism has a long tradition of use outside conventional medicine. It is becoming more mainstream as improvements in analysis and quality control, along with advances in clinical research, show the value of herbal medicine in treating and preventing disease.

13. Herbal Remedies

A solution arranged from plants, including the greater part of the world's conventional solutions for illness. The vast majority consider natural cures as items sold over the counter as "supplements, for example, saw palmetto concentrate or goldenseal balm. Be that as it may, numerous over-the-counter and physician endorsed medications depend on fixings initially got from plants, including headache medicine and digoxin. Lab tests have demonstrated that some home grown cures are surely powerful against sickness. One ought to utilize these medications as painstakingly as physician recommended prescriptions, taking consideration to stay away from overdose, communications with different medicines, and abuse.

14. Medical Anthropology

Medicinal Human sciences is a subfield of human sciences that draws upon, social, natural, and phonetic human studies to better comprehend those elements which impact wellbeing and prosperity (extensively characterized), the experience and dispersion of ailment, the avoidance and treatment of infection, mending forms, the social relations of treatment administration, and the social significance and use of pluralistic restorative frameworks.

15.Herbal Cosmetics and Nutraceuticals

The herbal cosmetics are the preparations containing phytochemical from a variety of botanical sources, which influences the functions of skin and provide nutrients necessary for the healthy skin or hair.

Nutraceuticals are food or part of food that provides medical or health benefits including the prevention and/or treatment of a disease. Nutraceutical has advantage over the medicine because they avoid side effect, have naturally dietary supplement, etc. Nutraceutical; on the basis of their natural source, chemical grouping, categories into three key terms -nutrients, herbals, dietary supplements, dietary fiber, etc. The most rapidly growing segments of the industry were dietary supplements (19.5 percent per year) and natural/herbal products (11.6 percent per year). Global nutraceutical market is estimated as USD 117 billion. FDA regulated dietary supplements as foods to ensure that they were safe. In 2006, the Indian government passed Food Safety and Standard Act to regulate the nutraceutical industry. Herbal nutraceutical is used as a powerful instrument in maintaining health and to act against nutritionally induced acute and chronic diseases, thereby promoting optimal health, longevity, and quality of life.        

16. Patents and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Herbal Medicine

Herbal products like all other products can also be protected from copying and get various forms of rights from the government. Since the rights are granted by the state for a property that has emanated from the use of mind or intellect these are called as intellectual property rights. Four different types of intellectual property rights (IPRs) are possible namely patents, trademarks, designs and copy rights

17.Research Ethics in Traditional Medicine

Governments, international agencies and corporations are increasingly investing in traditional herbal medicine research. Yet little literature addresses ethical challenges in this research. In this paper, we apply concepts in a comprehensive ethical framework for clinical research to international traditional herbal medicine research. We examine in detail three key, underappreciated dimensions of the ethical framework in which particularly difficult questions arise for international herbal medicine research: social value, scientific validity and favourable risk–benefit ratio. Significant challenges exist in determining shared concepts of social value, scientific validity and favourable risk–benefit ratio across international research collaborations. However, we argue that collaborative partnership, including democratic deliberation, offers the context and process by which many of the ethical challenges in international herbal medicine research can, and should be, resolved. By “cross-training” investigators, and investing in safety-monitoring infrastructure, the issues identified by this comprehensive framework can promote ethically sound international herbal medicine research that contributes to global health.

18.Quality Control and Marketing of Herbal Products

Phytotherapeutic specialists are institutionalized home grown arrangements comprising of complex blends of at least one plants which contain as dynamic fixings plant parts or plant material in the unrefined or prepared state. A checked development in the overall phytotherapeutic advertises has happened in the course of the most recent 15 years. For the European and USA advertises alone, this will reach about $7 billion and $5 billion for every annum, separately, in 1999, and has in this way pulled in light of a legitimate concern for most huge pharmaceutical organizations. Inadequate information exist for most plants to ensure their quality, viability and wellbeing. The possibility that home grown medications are sheltered and free from symptoms is false. Plants contain many constituents and some of them are extremely harmful, for example, the most cytotoxic against tumor plant-determined medications, digitalis and the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, and so forth. In any case, the unfriendly impacts of phytotherapeutic operators are less continuous contrasted and engineered drugs, yet very much controlled clinical trials have now affirmed that such impacts truly exist. A few administrative models for home grown pharmaceuticals are presently accessible including physician recommended drugs, over-the-counter substances, conventional solutions and dietary supplements.



























Traditional Medicine products in Japan posted current value growth of 1% in 2016 to reach sales of JPY382 billion. While herbal/traditional cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies, herbal/traditional dermatological and herbal/traditional dietary supplements registered an increase in sales, all other categories posted a decline. Herbal/traditional dietary supplements remained the largest category, accounting for a 60% share of overall value sales. Traditional Medicinal products is projected to record a value CAGR of 1% at constant 2016 prices over the forecast period, with sales set to reach JPY392 billion in 2021. Herbal/traditional dietary supplements will remain the most important herbal/traditional products as a result of the growing elderly population and rising awareness of disease prevention.

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Meetings Highlights:

  1. Clinical And Research On Traditional Medicine and Alternative Medicine
  2. Natural Products Development
  3. Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Of Medicinal Plants
  4. Pharmacognosy And Phytochemistry Of Medicinal Plants
  5. Ethnomedicine And Traditional Medicine 
  6. Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  7. Ethnobiology And Ethnobotany
  8. Ethnomedicine 
  9. Ethnopharmacy/Ethnopharmacology 
  10. Folk Medicine And Remedies
  11. Medicinal Plant Product/Preparation 
  12. Herbal Medicine
  13. Herbal Remedies
  14. Medical Anthropology
  15. Herbal Cosmetics And Neutraceuticals
  16. Patents and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Herbal Medicine
  17. Research Ethics In Traditional Medicine
  18. Quality Control And Marketing Of Herbal Products

Why to Attend Traditional Medicine ?

 Asia-Pacific Congress and  International Meeting on Traditional & Alternative Medicine to be held from October 12-13, 2017 at Osaka, Japan is going to be the biggest conference dedicated to Traditional & Alternative Medicine fraternity. It provides a premier technical forum for reporting and learning about the latest research and development, along with discussing new applications and technologies. Events include hot topics presentations from all over the world and professional networking with industries, leading working groups and panels.

With members from around the world focused on learning about Traditional & Alternative Medicine and its advances, this is your best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from the Traditional & Alternative Medicine community. Conduct presentations, distribute information, meet with current and potential scientists, make a splash with new developments, and receive name recognition at this 2-days event. World-renowned speakers, the novel and futuristic approaches of treating dental diseases, the most recent techniques, developments, and the newest updates in Traditional & Alternative Medicine are hallmarks of this Meeting.

Why Japan?

It is estimated that Europe alone annually imports about 400,000 tonnes of medicinal plants with an average market value of US$ 1 billion from Africa and Asia.Japan has the highest per capita consumption of botanical medicine in the world. Botanical medicine market in Japan in 1996 was estimated at US $ 2.4 billion and sales have grown rapidly in recent year

Japan is an important player on the international stage. The complementary  Traditional medicines industry exports to more than26 countries, including Germany, Norway, South Africa, Switzerland, Vietnam, Indonesia and Japan.The survey highlighted that over 60 per cent of complementary medicines companies (excluding retailers) are engaged in exporting. In this, the Asian Century, Australia’s trade focus is naturally directed towards the Asian region. All top five trading partners belong to the Asia-Pacific region and all but two places in the top tenure occupied by Asia-Pacific nations.

In Japan, traditional medicines are classified into two broad groups: kampo medicine and traditional medicine indigenous to Japan. Traditional Chinese medicine, introduced to Japan between the 3rd and 8th centuries, was modified to meet local needs and became known as kampo medicine. For about 10 centuries, from the time of its introduction until it was superseded by allopathic medicine in 1875, kampo medicine was the mainstream Japanese medicine.

Following the Meiji Restoration in 1886, the newly established Japanese Government endorsed German allopathic medicine over kampo medicine. After 1885, new doctors were trained only in allopathic medicine, with the result that kampo medicine almost disappeared. By 1920, fewer than 100 doctors were practising kampo medicine, but after the Second World War, there was a resurgence of public interest in kampo medicine and today it is practised extensively.

Acupuncture, moxibustion, Japanese traditional massage/finger pressure, and judo-therapy are also widely practised in Japan.

Major countries of Herbal Market: The largest global markets for medicinal and aromatic plants are Netherlands, China, Italy, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, UK and the US

Global Use Of Traditional Medicine

Traditional medicine is defined as the sum Total of understanding, skills and practices based on the philosophies, principles and practices original to different cultures that are used to maintain health, as well as to prevent, diagnose, improve or treat physical and mental illnesses. Herbal medicines are a part of Traditional Medicine/ alternative or complementary medicine. Herbal medicines are classified as herbs, herbal supplements herbal preparations, and finished herbal products that contain parts of herbal plants or other herbal plant materials as key ingredients

Since last few years, use of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani system of medicines of are growing popularity due to its holistic approach, diversity and flexibility, less side effects, cost effectiveness and easy associability. Around 80% of population of the world use some forms of Traditional system of medicines for their healthcare need. The use of traditional medication in developed and developing countries are recorded

According to Global Industry Analysis, Global herbal supplements and medicines market is prognosticate to reach $107 billion by 2017 stimulated by rising aging inhabitants and increasing consumer awareness towards general health and wellbeing it  is expected to grow by a value CAGR of 3% at constant 2014 prices over the prognostication period. With less or no side effects, herbal formulations are gaining popularity amongst the consumers, which will drive the growth of herbal medicine market globally. Moreover, herbal medicines are more effective in certain diseases like cold, cough, allergy, congestion, skin diseases and digestion problems, which will definitely help the growth of global herbal medicine market in forecast period

Complementary and Alternative Medicine:

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 ‘traditional medicine’ Therefore, from the viewpoint of the population ratio, more people use CAM than modern western medicine. Although much attention has been focused on CAM not only from physicians but also basic medical researchers, scientific evidence for most CAM is still sparse. Emergence of CAM as a new current of medicine depends on whether or not precise scientific evidence can be accumulated.

Why has CAM become so popular among ‘consumers’? I think that the following factors are responsible:

CAM is easy to understand and familiar

CAM is non-invasive, with few side effects

CAM helps improve quality of life (QOL) or activity of daily life (ADL)

CAM helps one to maintain one's own health

Western modern medicine does not fully correspond to the patients' demands the trend towards a more holistic medical approach ballooning medical expenses In this overview, I will describe and discuss the current status of CAM in Japan.The situation in Japan should be of much interest, since Japan is unique as a country in which highly advanced modern Western medicine coexists with traditional Asian medicine.

Different CAM Modalities Used In Japan And The USA


  • Clinical And Research On Traditional Medicine and Alternative Medicine
  • Natural Products Development
  • Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Of Medicinal Plants
  • Pharmacognosy And Phytochemistry Of Medicinal Plants
  • Ethnomedicine And Traditional Medicine
  • Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Ethnobiology And Ethnobotany
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Ethnopharmacy or Ethnopharmacology
  • Folk Medicine And Remedies
  • Medicinal Plant Product/Preparation
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Herbal Cosmetics And Neutraceuticals
  • Patents and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Herbal Medicine
  • Research Ethics In Traditional Medicine
  • Quality Control And Marketing Of Herbal Products

1 Organizing Committee Members

2 Renowned Speakers

Cheng-Le Yin

Researcher at Hong Kong Baptist University.