According to WHO across the world, traditional medicine (TM) is either the main state of healthcare delivery or serves as complement to it. In some countries traditional medicine or non-conventional medicine may be turned complementary medicine (CM). The traditional medicine and complementary medicine is an important and often underestimated part of health care. Traditional and complementary medicine is found in all most every country in the world and the demand for its services is increasing. Traditional medicine of proven quality, safety and efficacy, contributes to the goals of ensuring that all the people have access to care. Many countries now recognize the need to develop a cohesive and integrative approach to healthcare that allows Government, health care practitioner and most importantly, those who healthcare services to access traditional and complementary medicine in a safe, respectful cost efficient and effective manner. More countries have gradually come to accept the contribution that tradition and complementary medicine can make to the health and well being of individuals and to the comprehensiveness of their healthcare system.
Traditional Medicine has a long history of use in health maintenance and in disease prevention and treatment, particularly for chronic disease. The WHO traditional medicine strategy 2014 to 2023 help- care leaders to develop solutions that contribute to a broader vision of improve health and patient autonomy.