"This International Organization formed in 1962 congruent to the policy objectives of the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION. In 1962 The WHO and UNICEF sponsored an International Conference in USSR at Alma Ata, at the University of Kazakhstan. The ALMA ATA DECLARATION defined a global strategy for public health and preventive medicine which epitomized as "HEALTH FOR ALL BY 2000 A.D." This strategy entails the use of all available healing methods both Orthodox and Traditional and Medicina Alternativa was formed as an international society under the guidelines of THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, under the legal enactments of USSR in Alma Ata in 1962. Its membership was limited to those who attended that meeting. Delegates from 46 countries were represented. The first Chairman was Prof. V. Inyushin of the Department of Biophysics of the University of Kazakhstan in USSR. The co-chairman was Prof. Dr. Jos Schade, the celebrated neurologist from Holland." 
- Founder - Sir Anton Jayasuryia
It "was decided in 1987 to constitute The Open International University for Complementary Medicines with special emphasis to conduct an intensive clinical training program on various Complementary and alternative therapies worldwide, working with conjunction with other affiliated originations. The Sri Lanka Government was requested to enact legislation to enable The Open International University for Complementary Medicines to be constituted as a privately funded postgraduate institute. In March, 1988 onwards, degrees are being conferred and training courses are being conducted under the U.N. theme "Health for all by the year 2000". The Open International University for Complementary Medicines form part of this worldwide endeavor to improve educational and public health facilities by the year 2000 A.D.
"His Excellency J. R.Jayewardene, former President of Sri Lanka, by Letter No. 196/1 of 25th March, 1988 recognized the Open International University for Complementary Medicines as a privately funded body and also kindly consented (in August 1989) to be the Honorary Patron of this University. Prof. Dr. Sir Stanley Cook was the International Chancellor and Mr. Eardly Perera Esqr, President's Counsel, was the chief legal advisor.
"Since then OIUCM has been in the forefront in developing and promoting Complementary and Alternative Medicines World Wide for the past three decades. The Administrative Secretariat is at No 29, International Budhist Centre Road, Colombo 06, Sri Lanka. The Affairs of the OIUCM is run by the board of directors appointed both locally and internationally by the Trustees of Medicina Alternativa." 
- John Amaratunga
- Victor Inyushin
- Sir Lakshman Madurasinghe
- Vinodhini de Fonseka Mendis
- Sugath Kotinkaduwa
- Roshan Maddumage
- Renuka Gunathunga
- Nalani Gunathunga
- Anton Jayasuriya Memorial
- Dr.Samanta, Nick Begich, Raja Choudhary, Subha Ganguly, B K S Iyenger, Shirish Patil, E K Schandl, Krishna Kumar, Cynthia Reynolds, Chandra Krishnamurthy, Susan Joyce Proctor, Christiaan Barnard, Soma Edirisinghe, Joan E. Gadsby, Mohd Abbas, Sri Ravi Shankar, K T Rabiullah, Benazir Bhutto, Ashish Kulkarni, T A Varkey, Diana Mossop, Natalia M. Schatte, Sandeep Bakshi, Luisah Teish , Sheela Devi, Sunderdas Annamalay, Boris Yeltsin, Dorothy Marshall , Diane Berke, Douglas James Cottrell, Abdus Salam , Roland Yakoubov