|Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine (NCPNM):|
The Nigerian Council of Physicians of Natural Medicine came into being in the year 1993 and got registered with Corporate Affairs Commission
(CAC) with registration number 10,022 in 1994. The Council is being ruled by the constitution of the council. The council have among other aims and objectives in article 2 N0 2 and 17 of the constitution which state Establishing Training. Centre (s) with approved syllabus for would be practitioners of Natural Medicine.
This gave birth to Rational College of Natural Medicine under the Federal Ministry of Health (Custodian of Health) in the whole Africa. Therefore, the college offers among other courses African Medicine with other Traditional Medicine of other countries such as Acupuncture-Chinese, Homeopathy-Germany, Ayuverdia-India, Osteopathic and Chiropractic-England, Naturopathic-Europe.
Our syllabus is structured to meet the demands of part time, full time and distant study for the students. We hope that our dream of good health for all by the year 2020 would be realized through the college as more practitioners would be trained.
The Nigerian Council of Natural
Medicine has its Association of Physicians of Complementary and
Alternative Medicine (APCAM), Registered in CAC in July 2011.
FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL
1. Licensing of Natural Medicine physicians and registration of relevant Practitioners.
2. Upgrading the knowledge of Practitioners, through post qualification training.
3. Organisation of conferences, seminars workshops, exhibition to create public awareness of Natural Medicine.
4. Regulation and standardization of Natural Medicine practices, health products, remedies, services and goods used in Natural Medicine.
5. Conduction of examinations for intending Natural Medicine Practitioners of all grades in co-ordination with various training institution.
See more functions of Aims and Objectives
There are five grades of membership as follows:
Merit Award/ Honourary Fellowship
Read more in training
NCPNM FCT State Coordinator Address
What is Natural Medicine?
Natural Medicines are all forms of medical practices that rely on the use of natural substances and energy to effect healing e.g. Herbs, Nutrition, Manual Medicine, Electro-Medicine, Spiritual and Emotional Therapies etc. This field of medicine is totally outside the mainstream of conventional allopathic medical practices.
The term alternative and complementary have always attracted some criticism. The founding fathers of this Council therefore chose the term Natural Medicine as more appropriate definition of our scope.
Natural Medicine is the umbrella name for all forms of Medical Care System outside the mainstream of orthodox medicine. It may be classified in Nigerian context as follow:
1. Traditional Indigenous Nigerian Medicine e.g. Traditional Bone Setters, Traditional Birth Attendant, Traditional Herbalist etc.
2. Alternative Medicine as Recognized by the Medical and Dental Council ACTs e.g. Osteopathic Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine.
3. Natural, Complementary/ Supplementary Therapies, e.g. Shiatu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupressure, Nutritional Medicine, Yoga, Herb, Meditation, Magnetherapy, Electro Homeopathy, Ayuverdic Medicine, Unani,
Chiropractic medicine, Osteopathic medicine,Naturopathy etc.
The world Health Organisation (WHO) has supported, promoted and assisted the development of Traditional medicine in the bid to move African health Agenda forward, particularly for the less developed countries of the world; this philosophy was reinforced at the Alma Mata declaration of 1978 on primary health care. See more @ www.nigeriancouncilnpm.com.ng
Members of NCPNM and APCAM and other associations that
are Acupuncturists have Acupuncture Society of Nigeria that
they are members of.|
| Investiture of National Patron (Prof. Maurice Iwu) as Fellow by National Executives|
| Visit of the Acting President and National Executive of NCPNM to FCT NCPNM Office|
|African Traditional Medicine Celebration|
| FCT Coordinator explaining what guests see|
African Traditional Medicine (ATM) Day Celebration in Nigeria
Past Programme for the event:
on 29th August 2018: the National Executives will visit government and Investiture will be done on deserving guests,
on 30th August 2018 by 12pm: Lectures with Federal Ministry of Health, in Federal Ministry of Education
See some photos of the ATM event
Coronavirus Committee 2019 - 2020|
The FCT Chairman of NCPNM was among the 15 members of the Coronavirus and Lassa Fever Committee to find solutions to the national and
global pandemic that the whole medical doctors in the world were learning
how and what to do as it worsened, yet Coronavirus existed since the 1930s
and have been mutatiting. We observed that it was mutating
regularly and many of our members nationally and internationally found
solutions and remedies to treat COVID 19 (Coronavirus Disease 19 or SARS 2),
but conventional medical body disagreed to test or try it, yet most of the
patients that tried the herbal treatments were treated. So, many people died
globally when they would have been fewer deaths. The FCT Chairman of NCPNM suggested
the use of Chloroquine in the FCT whatsapp platform in November ending 2019
when the COVID 19 was still being understood, that he metaphysically
(spiritual medicine) detected that malaria medication can solve the
condition. Finding a vaccine for a disease that mutates as frequently as
weekly from the character it portrays in the patients, means vaccines will
never be a solution because of the time it takes to produce an effective
virus and test for its efficacy.
This attitude of the un-wholistic or non-integrative
medical doctors that are conventional has made many people demand the use of
herbal medicine or solutions from all forms of medicine. But the solution is
to change the academic curriculum of the history of medicine that was
colonially written to make medical doctors dispensers of western drugs who cannot
plan the formulation of a drug or medical equipment for pharmacists to
produce medicines or technologists to make the equipments. So, the solution
for government is to make the Federal Ministry of Health conducive for both
systems of medicine that people should not compare the number of years used
to study but the amount of information absorbed by an individual to practice
medicine; which is the true position. The Federal Ministry of Health should
therefore have a Federal Minister of Health that is Integrative (knowing
more than one method or system of medicine) to PhD level and should also
have two State Ministers of Health that are at least specialists; one for
colonial (conventional) medicine and another for natural medicine. With two
permanent Secretaries for each of the Ministers of State that are
conventional and natural medicine doctors that are civil servants who rose
by civil service grade to that level, coordinated by an Integrative medicine
Natural Medicine has scientists who have reached top
of their scientific field that came together to rescue African Traditional
Medicine from extinction by allopathic physicians who allowed western
influence dissuade them from their ancestral medicine (drugs). When there
was ebola (another form of lassa fever), government physicians went on
strike, private hospitals were open and natural medicine practitioners came
to the rescue. All Natural Medicine Professional Members have more
than one discipline, you can be like that. Most Natural Medicine
Practitioners have qualifications to the highest level of Scientific degree
status; that they know how to measure on ground in away that it is the exact
measure in the sky or depth of the sea by understanding gravity pressure on
The huge difference between the colonial medicine
system and the integrative medicine system is that the Integrative medical
practitioners go into National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine
Practitioners and other traditional medicine practitioners and help educate
those who want to be knowledgeable in the anatomy, physiology, philosophy
etc. of medicine; philosophy of medicine is one part of medicine not fully
taught as a way of training to the colonial medicine doctors. The standard
of measure by the systems for the colonial medicine are the last stages for
our professional medical practitioners who have national regulatory and
international regulatory bodies who access their produce. But, if they wish
to be accessed by the colonial medical system, they are free to do so. This
ensures our ancestral medicine is not lost and our traditional medicine
practitioners are able to practice medicine properly. We do not put finance
first but healthcare first and we do not think selfishly about retaining our
knowledge that the traditional medicine practitioners must pass through all
required by the colonial system but we use our educational system upgraded
to match us by our members who got professorship from USA, UK etc.
Over eight hundred million viruses come into earth from space regularly. One
of the first leaving things that make contact with them are plants. Plants
develop resistance to them by phytochemicals etc. Some plants resistance is
weak but enough to protect the plant. But among all plants, one plant
develops more resistance than the rest; it is that plants extracts etc. that
are used to fight that disease. But first, the plant has to be detected by
trained experts who may identify the plant by spiritual medicine via seeing
the aura of the plant or by information gathered about plants against
viruses. Then, they have to understand that viruses are the first leaving
things from matter, so they are closest to matter and can only be killed by
seeing them from the point of particles of matter that act on their own.
Most Natural Medicine practitioners are trained to know plants uses and
parts that can be used. Unfortunately, the Medical Doctors in Nigeria were
deprived the knowledge of being able to identify plants to use as medicine,
but the western medical practitioners can produce medicine and vaccines from
their environmental materials; they produce drugs via pharmacists, our
pharmacists produce drugs they have produced the basic formula. Our medical
doctors that are not Integrative can not produce medicines but prescribe
medicines only. So when there is an outbreak, the western doctors know that
the medical doctors in Africa can not produce the vaccine or medicines
because of the curriculum they force themselves to retain that was passed
down by the colonial masters, so they send experts who are Integrative to
their own medicine. Yet our own medical system have not thought of changing
their curriculum to be fully Integrative so we would not be dependent. Just
like the economy that exchange rate keeps us dependent because Africa has
not united to have common currency of exchange like most of our dependent
It is that training of natural medicine doctors to be clairvoyant (everyone
has their own part that will increase a particular sense) etc. enough to see
the plants aura to know the medicinal plant necessary to treat an illness
that makes the natural medicine student doctor brain to super increase in
power of absorption of knowledge by the natural medicine student doctor to
crave voraciously to consume all knowledge necessary for his/her practice.
It is that part of medicine that is missing in the colonial medicine student
that he requires six years to learn because he is only using his carnal
front brain and not his spirit and soul with his whole brain like the
natural medicine doctor becomes unknowingly because of his/her training to
identify medicinal plants that mother earth via his/her kundinali chakara
point acts on the solar plexus via the pons through between the medulla
oblongata and the frontal lobes.
It is your right to choose your doctor. Please, do not
listen to the stigmatization of the colonial medicine practitioners who only
ridicule other medical professionals like their colonial teachers taught
them by extension through the system they left to keep them subjected to
traditional European medicine that is allopathic medicine they use to
oppress our traditional medicine that they should have absorbed like the
Chinese did with theirs by combining TCM and allopathic medicine. Note that
most of them have a bachelor degree in medicine only; yet they see
themselves as superior to those of us who have more than a bachelor degree
in the sciences, when we practice a different form of medicine that they do
not know and we know most of what they know.
Truly, only this Council has all members with more
than one background of education.
FCT Chairman/Abuja Coordinator