About the Institute for Traditional Medicine



The Institute for Traditional Medicine and Preventive Health Care, Inc. (ITM), is a non-profit organization established in 1979. ITM was founded by and is directed by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D.


In 1988 it was Aldo Melleh who founded a European branch. Since that time this sub division has been active in organizing seminars, publishing books and journals and making information available through the internet.


Traditional medicine refers to ideas, experiences, and substances that have been handed down generation to generation from ancient times, where the origins are obscure but where the continuity of basic understanding has been assured by a formal structure. Among the primary traditional medical systems still active today are the Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian (Ayurvedic). ITM enriches the lives of people seeking traditional medicine knowledge and services by clarifying the nature of traditional medicine and demonstrating how it can be utilized in the modern setting.

Our latest publication

A Bag of Pearls - 2010 edition 


ITM's guide to more than 200 Chinese Herbal formulas. This edition adds many new & revised formulas, reformulations based on current safety concerns and extensive background information. Extensive introduction and background...[more]




Ein Beutel mit Perlen - Ausgabe 2010


Ein Leitfaden für den Gebrauch moderner chinesischer Recepturen.[more]





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