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The IASTAM website

The International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM) is the world's foremost community of scholars and practitioners devoted to understanding the history and contemporary practice of Asian medicines in their various forms. It offers a platform for scholarly exchanges between medical anthropologists, practitioners of Asian medical traditions, specialists in life sciences, ethnobotanists, ethnopharmacologists, ethnopharmacognosists, herbalists, historians, economists, political scientists, conservationists, translators and more. IASTAM includes the major scholarly medical traditions and various vernacular healing traditions of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam), South Asia (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Yoga, Homeopathy and others), Central Asia (Tibet, Mongolia, etc.) and the Himalayas, along with Greco-Arabic traditions as practiced in West and Central Asia and North Africa.

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