Al­ter­na­tive Medicine As­so­ci­a­tion cel­e­brates its of­fi­cial launch

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Nawara Fat­ta­hova

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Al­ter­na­tive Medicine As­so­ci­a­tion (KAMA) held a cer­e­mony to mark its of­fi­cial launch on Mon­day, af­ter it was set up by min­istry de­cree no 67/2015. The reg­is­tra­tion of mem­ber­ships to this as­so­ci­a­tion was also an­nounced.

Dr Ziben Al-Otaibi, Chair­man of KAMA, said the found­ing of this as­so­ci­a­tion re­al­ized the dream of spe­cial­ists in var­i­ous fields of al­ter­na­tive medicine to have a group unit­ing them. “This is the first as­so­ci­a­tion of its kind in the Gulf re­gion. I call upon pub­lic and pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions that are re­lated to al­ter­na­tive medicine to co­op­er­ate with us to find treat­ment so­lu­tions for peo­ple in need from Kuwait and out­side the coun­try,” he said dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

Al­ter­na­tive medicine in­volves var­i­ous tech­niques. “When treat­ing a pa­tient, we take into con­sid­er­a­tion his phys­i­cal, psy­cho­log­i­cal and be­hav­ioral con­di­tion. We don’t only treat the suf­fer­ing part of his body, but we try to find the rea­son be­hind his ill­ness through his brain, body and spirit, as all these make one com­plete sys­tem. We use nat­u­ral treat­ments to re­turn the orig­i­nal body equi­lib­rium and nat­u­ral en­ergy to get well. The self-cur­ing sys­tem of the body fixes the fail­ure and beats the dis­ease,” ex­plained Otaibi.

Al­ter­na­tive medicine has be­come more pop­u­lar re­cently around the world due to its un­ex­pected re­sults. “De­mand of al­ter­na­tive medicine is in­creas­ing. In Korea for in­stance, al­ter­na­tive medicine treat­ment has gone up by 86 per­cent, in Ger­many by 80 per­cent, France 75 per­cent, Canada 70 per­cent, Switzer­land by 49 per­cent, US 42 per­cent and in the United King­dom by 40 per­cent. In China, Viet­nam, Thai­land, Sin­ga­pore, Switzer­land, France, Bel­gium, Fin­land, Swe­den and Brazil, al­ter­na­tive medicine is merged with na­tional health­care. So the pub­lic health sec­tors in many coun­tries have set al­ter­na­tive medicine as one of the main pil­lars of med­i­cal treat­ment,” he pointed out.

The World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) has 194 mem­ber coun­tries in­clud­ing Kuwait. Due to the in­creas­ing use of al­ter­na­tive medicine, WHO set the first strat­egy for al­ter­na­tive medicine for 2002-2005, and de­vel­oped it for 2014-2023. Af­ter set­ting this strat­egy, WHO as­sured that it’s time for co­op­er­a­tion be­tween na­tional health­care and al­ter­na­tive medicine to fight chronic dis­eases. I call on au­thor­i­ties in charge to is­sue a law or­ga­niz­ing al­ter­na­tive medicine and to add this ser­vice to med­i­cal in­sur­ance,” con­cluded Otaibi.

KUWAIT: An of­fi­cial is hon­ored dur­ing Kuwait Al­ter­na­tive Medicine As­so­ci­a­tion’s in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony. —Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

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