Ayurveda experts from India targeted for U.S. medical schools

India's department of Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy has proposed training Indian Aytrvedic experts in basics of biomedicine and understanding of complementary medicine in the U.S., in order to help market these experts to U.S. medical schools.

The ultimate goal is to promote India's traditional medicinal system.

"For the past two years in Connecticut our experts have been teaching medical students and graduates about alternative medicines. This programme would be an extension," he said.

Navin Shah, who is the founder and past president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin in the US and who has been trying to promote this programme, said that as India has not been able to advocate their alternative system, Chinese and Koreans are benefiting in America."

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