Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (CCIH)
Importance of transdisciplinary scientific research to understand, validate and integrate unexplored traditional systems has been globally recognized. Many reputed international bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institute of Health (NIH), USA have declared strategies to integrate traditional medicine. India has rich heritage of traditional holistic health systems like Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha, Unani, Naturopathy and Sowa Rigpa. The National Health Policy 2017 formulated by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has strongly advocated mainstreaming of AYUSH and its three dimensional integration into current medical system.
Leading the initiative, the Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (CCIH), an autonomous academic center was established at Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences (ISHS), Savitribai Phule Pune University. ISHS has been undertaking research in the area of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine since 20 years under the guidance of Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan. The establishment of CCIH was the outcome of enormous efforts undertaken for various milestone projects by Prof. Patwardhan and team over the years. The objectives of CCIH are to promote evidence based integrative health approaches so as to strengthen medical and public health systems.