National Integrated Medical Association

About NIMA

About Us

Our History

NIMA was established in Delhi on 13th April 1948 to achieve the honor, dignity and uphold the interests of integrated medical practitioners and promote integrated medical education and practices. NIMA has been working tirelessly to protect the rights of ISM graduates since its inception.

The ISM graduates are the backbone of the country’s health. It has been advocated by UNICEF and WHO to have the services of this long chain of integrated doctors practicing throughout the country in rural and urban areas for solving the health problems of this large continent.  NIMA has always been actively participating in national health programs i.e. Pulse Polio Program against female foeticide, prevention of blindness, eradication of tuberculosis under RNTCP and educating the general public against drug addiction. With an encompassing vision, NIMA has set its own pace for growth and progress which could set it, to scale more pristine heights in the future.

Integrated medicine was started nearly 75 years ago and thought he graduates coming out of these courses have proved as successful practitioners ideal for the conditions of the country, the vested interests from both modern medical and pure Ayurveda camps misguided the authorities and created various problems for integrated practitioners from the very beginning. Gradually the integrated medical community started organizing itself to face the problems in an organized manner.

The first major attempt was of the establishment of the National Medical Association of India in 1947, which soon spread its activities in the northern states of the country. From 1953 onwards other Associations of Integrated practitioners were established in the states of BombayMysore, and Madras, etc., with the names Bombay State Integrated Medical Association (later Maharashtra State Integrated Medical Association and Gujrat State Integrated Medical Association), Integrated Associations of Mysore, etc. The attempt to bring all these associations together materialized in 1966 at the 5th AIC of NIMA Conference under the Presidentship of Dr. Panna Lal Varshney and at the 7th All India Conference of NIMA held at Bhopal on 1.2.1969 the Constitution of the National Integrated Medical Association was adopted and thus NIMA was born.



NIMA has always been fighting for the rights of Integrated Medical Practitioner and trying hard to be more stronger.

  1. NIMA promotes research in the integration of safe and effective medical treatment modalities. 
  2. To enrich modern medicine with traditional principles, diagnostics, therapeutic tools and techniques.
  3. To provide the possible scientific backgrounds to traditional medicine.
  4. To bridge the existing gaps between modern and traditional systems of treatment and healing.
  5. To grow stronger with 100% enrollment of members.
  6. To ensure every member is a subscriber of JNIMA.
  7. To make student NIMA forums in all ISM colleges stronger.
  8. To organize one day workshop at Taluka lever educating every member and worker about the aims and objectives of NIMA, legal rights of integrated graduates, the importance of medico social projects, etc.
  9. To increase personal contacts with media and people’s representatives like MLA, MP, etc. and acquainting them with the importance of integrated medicine and the amendments needed in the state and IMCC ACT for proper protection of integrated graduates.
  10. To write regular articles in newspapers and periodicals on importance of integrated medicine and way to achieve it.

Our Motto

To protect the interest of AYUSH doctors, promote the integrated practice as well as encourage pure Ayurveda & Unani practice for the benefit of the society.

Vision Statement

To become the dynamic voice of the AYUSH doctors’, empowering individuals, communities & humanity to enhance health & wellbeing.

Our Mission

To preserve, protect and advance the conscious based time tuned integration philosophy knowledge, science & practice of AYUSH for the benefits of all beings.


None of the medical system is perfect.

None of the medical system is useless.

Every medical system has merits and demerits.

Every medical system has limitation and our tradition is to respect all.