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          Prof. Dr. T. Selvaraj, B.Sc., M.B.,B.S., M.D(Acu)., D.Sc(H.C)., ARSH(Lond)., M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D., B.G.L., widely regarded as the pioneer  of  the holistic medical movement in India, is the Chairperson  of  the Open International University For Alternative Medicines (OIUAM). An internationally  renowned  practitioner of Alternative Medicine, Dr. Selvaraj is also an organizer, visionary, author and teacher.

          Right from the initial stage of his medical education, he recognized the value of treating “the whole person” comprising the physical ,mental. emotional, social and psychological dimensions of man and not only  the physical aspect of the individual as is the practice with Modern Medicine. After studying the different systems of medicine. Dr. Selvaraj came to the conclusion that the various systems needed to be integrated to be more effective and humane. This could be accomplished by evolving an holistic system of treatment and practicing a holistic life style.

It is especially in such a context that alternative medicines are relevant as they are a cost-effective medical service for one and all. It has the advantage of being far more inexpensive than modern medicine, has  virtually no side-effects, is more acceptable to people because of their ancient, time-tested prescriptions and are inherently holistic in that these systems treat the human being as a whole and not just the physical body.


          Born in 1963 in Tamilnadu. Dr. Selvaraj graduated in B.A, (Eng.Lit), from the University of Madurai in 1983. And Dr. Selvaraj graduated in B.Sc., (Zoology), from Annamalai University in 1986. Then in 1992, He graduated in Medicine with the degree of M.B.,B.S., (Bachelor of  Medicine and Bachelor of  Surgery) from the Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital, of Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, and Regd. with Central Council (MCI), Medical  Council of India. As a Modern Medical Practitioner, Dr. Selvaraj had not much interested and satisfied with the treatments of Allopathic Medicines, he had been a lot of  aversion on Modern Medicines, because he found there were  a lot of incurable patients,  and  Drugs induced diseases by Modern Medicines and there  are  no curable medicines or curable way for Chronic Diseases. He was not interested in the field of  surgery of even in small cases except major cases. Then his eyes were turned to Alternative System of Medicines. Then in 1998 by Distance Education, he graduated with a degree of BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) from the Biraja Medical College, Cuttack, Orissa.

           He earned his M.D(Acu)., from the Open International University, for Complementary Medicines, Colombo, Srilanka in 1997 and  Ph.D(Acu).,  from  Medicina  Alternativa,  Kazakhastan (the then USSR) in 1999. Dr.Selvaraj was conferred the D.Sc (Honoris Causa) in 1997 by the Open International University, Colombo, for his   outstanding   services  for   the   promotion  and  popularization of  holistic  healing  in  India.  Dr. Selvaraj   completed the  M.A., Psychology in 2001 – 2003 and M.Phil.,  Psychology  in  2003 - 2004  and  Ph.D.,  Psychology  in   2004 – 2008  and B.G.L., in 2008 – 2010 at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram. He is an eminent consultant Psychologist and he is also the  visiting Professor of the OIUCM, Colombo - 6, Srilanka.

He is the Managing Director of the International Institute of Alternative Medical Sciences and Research (IIAMSR), Founder &  President of the National Board of Alternative Medicines (NBAM) and the Founder and Chancellor of OIUAM. Dr. Selvaraj is the author of several books besides having articles published in leading newspapers and magazines of the country. He is an Editor of Medical Magazine (Monthly). He has also  actively participated in a number of National and International conferences organized by government and non-governmental organizations in India and abroad, his name having    become synonymous with alternative medicines in India and has appeared in the Asia Internationals Who’s Who for his outstanding   contribution to the cause of Alternative medicine in India.

          Dr. Selvaraj holds wide ranging memberships/fellowships in the health and medical field. Some of these are of the Royal Society of Health, U.K. International Association of Traditional Medicine, World Federation of Holistic Health, Italy; Medicina Alternativa, Colombo and the Indian Public Health Associations.



         In recognition of his achievements in Alternative Medicines and social welfare. Dr. Selvaraj has received several prestigious awards. In 1996 he was presented the “Medicina  Alternativa”  Awards by Dr. Panneer Selvam, Shanmuga Hospital, Salem and in  the following year he was presented the Maruthuva Thilagam Award by Mr. Justice Mohan, Madras High Court, Chennai,  in 1997 he received the Honorary  Doctorate from OIUCM, Colombo, Srilanka. 2001 onwards he was presented Siddha Maruthuva Semmal,  Sindhanai Sudar, Senthamil Kavignar, Siddha Maruthuva Narpani Nayagan,  Sevai Semmal,  Seyal Nirai Semmal etc.,,  

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Prof. Dr. Kuttalam.  T. Selvaraj,

B.Sc., M.B.,B.S., M.D(Acu)., Ph.D., B.G.L., D.Sc(H.C)., ARSH (London).,