About us

Enriching talks, inspiring experience, professional organization!
- Japan Naturopathic Medicine Society

ICNM  – Advancement in Traditional, Complementary & Integrative Medicine!

Our Mission

ICNM is committed to higher education, promoting excellence in traditional, complementary & integrative medicine, uniting health experts from 55 countries. As a result, ICNM has become the international organization for global cooperation amongst the 185 world health institutions.

Our Groundbreaking Event

ICNM is a nonprofit higher education organization in the field of traditional, complementary & integrative medicine.

At the heart of ICNM’s work is a fundamental belief that collaboration embodies and nurtures the vital pathway to building better, more vibrant and connected integrative medicine communities.

Its centerpiece event is the ICNM Congress.

More importantly, ICNM brings together:

  • Hundreds of health professionals from over 55 countries
  • 205 World Health Organizations & Universities endorse the ICNM
  • 48 new research presented and state of the art technology & exhibition
  • 30 Inspirational Talks

The executive committee

"Join us for an unforgettable experience!"

A. NARBONI ND, TCM

CANADA - FRANCE

President

    O. LEOST ND

    UNITED KINGDOM

    Executive Committee

      P. COTTINGHAM ND

      NEW ZEALAND

      Executive Committee

        DR A. BOUDET ND

        UNITED STATES

        VP Scientific Committee

          DR A. AGGARWAL ND

          KENYA

          Advisory Board

            DR S. CZERANKO, ND

            CANADA - UNITED STATES

            Honorary & Founding Member

              AC. MERET ND

              FRANCE

              past Secretary General

                D. LÉAUD-ZACHOVAL ND

                FRANCE

                Executive Committee

                  P. REPON ND

                  FRANCE

                  Ambassador

                    C. E. AMEY ND

                    ITALY

                    Advisory Board

                      DR J. HWANG ND

                      CANADA

                      Ambassador

                        C. PORTELLA ND

                        BRAZIL

                        Ambassador

                          A. VERET ND

                          FRANCE

                          Executive Committee

                            F. LAVAND’HOMME ND

                            BELGIUM

                            Advisory Board

                              S. LEMOIGNE

                              SPAIN

                              Advisory Board

                                DR F. SONG JR ND

                                USA

                                Ambassador

                                  D. Schleich PHD

                                  UNITED STATES

                                  Founding Member

                                    E. Greenwood ND

                                    AUSTRALIA & NZ

                                    Ambassador

                                      D. PARADIS ND

                                      CANADA

                                      Ambassador

                                        L. Milici ND

                                        SPAIN

                                        Ambassador

                                          A. Guepratte ND

                                          FRANCE

                                          Ambassador

                                            C. Maia ND

                                            PORTUGAL

                                            Ambassador

                                              Invitation from the chair

                                              Welcome to the 8th ICNM World Congress

                                              Dear friends,

                                              On behalf of the ICNM World Congress executive organizing committee, it is my great honor and privilege to invite you to attend the 8th ICNM.

                                              Pursue innovative ideas, engage with new colleagues, re-connect with friends, be challenged by different perspectives, delve into new directions, tools and training—ICNM World Conference is an amazing opportunity for all of us.

                                              This 8th edition is organized with the precious support and close collaboration of the 205 most prestigious traditional, complementary & integrative medicine organizations worldwide.

                                              Today, the congress has an unrivaled reputation as the best global platform for professionals, experts, institutions and partners for the quality of its educational content and research addressing important topics to meet the growing demand.
                                              The theme of the 8th Congress: “Restoring Health Naturally – with a focus on immunity, inflammation & mental health”.

                                              In conjunction with the scientific committee and the executive board, we are working together to present an exceptional program in line with our commitment to innovation, expertise and excellence. Therefore, the program will reflect the progress we have made over the last 50 years, while at the same time focusing on current and emerging topics. There is a strong emphasis on practical, clinical messages that you can use in your daily practice.

                                              We hope that ICNM will ensure there is something of relevance for everyone. Over the course of the congress, advanced academic sessions and workshops will be included along keynotes & lectures presented by prominent professors from research centers and universities.

                                              Our goal is to provide an environment where you are able to learn new ways to enhance your practice and apply that knowledge immediately.

                                              We look forward to having you with us for an unforgettable event.

                                              Sincerely,
                                              A. Narboni ND, TCM
                                              Congress Chair

                                              Excellence in traditional,
                                              complementary &
                                              integrative medicine

                                              History

                                              Traditional medicine has been part of every country for centuries. Many of the principles and philosophies originated in Europe in the 16th and 17th century. The original practitioners – prior to 1900s – from around the world, were trained by European doctors using hydrotherapy, herbal medicine and other traditional forms of healing. Currently, European countries consider their practice as a system of healthcare that has evolved by incorporating the traditional medicine of each country with the complementary and integrative medicine principles, theories, modalities and traditions that have been codified in North America. 

                                              Principles

                                              The principles taught in most countries include:

                                              • First, Do No Harm (primum non nocere)
                                              • Healing Power of Nature (vis medicatrixnaturae)
                                              • Treat the Cause (tollecausam)
                                              • Treat The Whole Person (tolletotum)
                                              • Doctor as Teacher (docere)
                                              • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
                                              Theories

                                              There are a number theories practiced around the world including:

                                              • Vital Force (vis vitalis) / Theory of vitality
                                              • Unity of disease
                                              • Hering’s Law of Cure
                                              • Therapeutic Order
                                              • Emunctories
                                              • Theory of Toxemia
                                              • Humoral Theory
                                              • Theory of Complex Systems
                                              Therapies

                                              Traditional therapies used around the world vary by country. Some of the most common modalities include:

                                              • Clinical Nutrition
                                              • Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)
                                              • Homeopathic Medicine
                                              • Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture
                                              • Physical Medicine
                                              • Hydrotherapy – Water Cure
                                              • Prevention and Lifestyle Counselling
                                              • Hygiene Therapy
                                              • Nature Cure

                                              ND’s will have additional training in other natural therapies such as:

                                              • Ayurvedic Medicine
                                              • Prescription Rights
                                              • IV Therapies
                                              • Chelation Therapy
                                              • Minor Surgery
                                              • Colon Therapy