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SASIM is a non-profit network of medical practitioners who support the practice of Functional and Integrative Medicine (IM).

We exist to support like-minded health care providers in sharing knowledge, research and best-practices. We promote IM nationally by facilitating the advancement of science and research and providing advice on new policy. SASIM also provides the public with a national database of practitioners and helps to educate the general community on all matters regarding integrative medicine.

Whether you’re a patient or a practitioner, we invite you to join this growing community in our mission to promote safe, effective, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centred health care.

SASIM’s Mission Statement

  • To promote the science, art, philosophy and practice of Integrative Medicine in South Africa.
  • To define clearly the relationship between promoting health and treating disease.
  • To promote scientific study in the realm of Integrative Medicine in order to support evidence-based practice.
  • Collect and circulate research and other information relating to the Integrative Medicine profession.
  • To create a network of physicians with expertise in the field of Integrative Medicine in order to improve patient care.
  • To support individual physicians in their practice of Integrative Medicine.
  • To protect the professional and legal interests of integrative practitioners.
  • To maintain professional standards for such practitioners.
  • Maintain the role of the medical practitioner as the primary care provider, whilst working in a multidisciplinary team of other health providers.
  • To empower the public to make informed choices in choosing Integrative Medicine therapies and to facilitate better access to these therapies.
  • To build associations with  associations, organisations and statutory councils  in South Africa and elsewhere.
  • Act as an advisory body to government and medical bodies in the formation of policies relating to integrative medicine.
  • Promote improvements or changes in the law relating to medical practice where appropriate.
  • Provide support for Medical Students with an interest in Integrative Medicine.