The People’s Declaration calls for the respectful collaboration between traditional, complementary and biomedical practices with the aim of achieving a person-centred and holistic approach to health. The healthcare we want focuses on the whole person, is participative, respects individual choices as well as cultural diversity and integrates clinical experience and patient values with the best available research information. Full access to traditional, complementary and integrative healthcare should be part of the right to health.
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Traditional, complementary and integrative healthcare (TCIH) refers to the respectful collaboration between various systems of healthcare and their health professionals with the aim of offering a person-centred and holistic approach to health.
We appreciate the benefits of conventional / biomedicine. At the same time, we recognise its limitations including:
We are inspired by countries that are successfully integrating TCIH into their healthcare systems. However, we are concerned about:
All healthcare professionals:
All media and publications: