Arthur Jarvis University Launches Institute of Trado-Medical Research to Pioneer Traditional Healing Practices

Arthur Jarvis University has introduced a groundbreaking initiative with the establishment of the Institute of Trado-Medical Research on its campus.

Arthur Jarvis University Launches Institute of Trado-Medical Research to Pioneer Traditional Healing Practices

Arthur Jarvis University, a leading private institution in Cross River State, has announced a groundbreaking development in the realm of healthcare education. In a bold move, the university has established a state-of-the-art Institute of Trado-Medical Research within its campus, signaling the commencement of studies in traditional medicine.

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The decision to venture into trado-medical studies stems from the Federal Government's vision to integrate Traditional, Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) into the national healthcare system. This initiative, as approved by the Head of Service in 2018, underscores a strategic effort to harness the potential of traditional healing practices alongside modern medicine.

In a press conference held in Calabar, Chancellor Sir Arthur Jarvis Archibong unveiled the institute's mission to address a wide spectrum of health conditions using herbal remedies sourced from the nearby forests and the expertise of Traditional Medical Practitioners in the region. Serious ailments such as hemorrhoids, prostate issues, diabetes, asthma, kidney stones, cancer, fibroids, epilepsy, bone fractures, and dislocations are among those targeted for treatment.

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Archibong emphasized that the university's foray into trado-medical research is not arbitrary but grounded in extensive research. Over a period of three years, studies conducted by the university have shown promising results, with numerous diseases reportedly cured through traditional methods. He cited instances where cancers that would typically require surgery were successfully treated using traditional remedies.

Dr. Joe Edet, the Acting Vice Chancellor of Arthur Jarvis University, elaborated on the academic aspect of the initiative. He revealed that the National University Commission (NUC) has included Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) as part of the curriculum in the Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences. This strategic inclusion aims to educate graduates on integrating traditional healing practices into the broader healthcare framework.

Established in 2017 and accredited by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Arthur Jarvis University has emerged as a beacon of excellence in the academic landscape of Cross River State. With over 1000 students spread across four faculties, the institution has witnessed significant growth and impact. Notably, it has successfully graduated four cohorts of students who completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program, solidifying its commitment to producing well-rounded professionals.

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The establishment of the Institute of Trado-Medical Research marks a pivotal moment in the university's journey, reflecting its dedication to innovation, research, and holistic education. As Arthur Jarvis University pioneers the integration of traditional medicine into contemporary healthcare, it sets a precedent for other institutions to follow suit in embracing the rich heritage of indigenous healing practices.