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Integrating the practice of traditional and natural medicine into the health system
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More information is available on specific aspects of the use of traditional and natural medicine from the following specialists:

 Julio Monsalvo - Doctor and paediatrician, author of various books, TRM researcher in Cuba and America, and activist in the people's health movement.

 Efren Korngold and Harriet Beinfield - Authors of 'Between Heaven and Earth'. They have both held courses in Cuba.

 Shad Reinstein. Professor of Acupuncture at the Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine.

 Alfredo Embid. Coordinator of the 'Medicina Holística' magazine. He has given conferences on TRM.

 Elio Rossi. Distinguished Italian homoeopath, NTM collaborator in Cuba.

 Tony Duek. Mexican flower essence therapist, NTM collaborator in Cuba.

 Marry Pafard yoga instructor for Cuban therapists.


 Cuban Health Ministry - Ministerial Resolution 5/95 Programme for the Development of TRM, 1995
 World Health Organisation - WHO strategy on traditional medicine for 2002-2005. Geneva
 Leoncio Padrón Cáceres - Conference on TRM in Cuba, 2002
 Martha Pérez Viñas - Conference on the use of traditional and natural medicine in natural disasters; conference on Integration of Medicine, 1999, Colombia.
 Fe Bosh Valdés - Pain Clinic: the impact of traditional and natural medicine, MEDICC, Review Vol. V, no. 1, 2003; website - http:
 Fe Bosh Valdés - Tema 13: General Aspects of Traditional and Natural Medicine; Introduction to General Integral Medicine, ECIMED, Havana. Cuba.
 Orlando Licea - Asma Project: a quality of life model applied to human health, Science and Technology Forum Prize, Cuba, 2002.
 Marcos Díaz Mastellari - Pensar en Chino (Thinking in Chinese), Editorial Proart, Cancun, Mexico, 1997.
 MINSAP National Statistics Office: Natural and Traditional Medicine Yearbook, Cuba, 2007