Integrative medicine is grounded in the definition of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Integrative medicine is a combination of mainstream (conventional) of medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), for which there is a high quality scientific evidences of safety and effectiveness.
In the year 2013, Dept. of Community Medicine, conducted ‘SAMANVAYA – a conference on Alternative Medicine’ which had brainstorming sessions on AYUSH systems of Medicne by eminent speakers from different specialty, which led the foundation for Integrative Medicine by upgrading the existing division of Yoga in Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research (SDUAHER), Kolar under the faculty of Allied Health Sciences. As far as our knowledge SDUAHER, is the first University to introduce Yoga in the medical and nursing curriculum. Departemt functions under following subheads
- Rsearch : Ongoing EMR & IMPR projects
- Academic: PGDYP and Yoga as Value added course for MBBS, Nursing , BPT, Clincial Nutriton
- Clinical Services: Regular Free Yoga therapy classes in RLJH, Kolar