NICM Health Research Institute, Westmead

We are the science of integrative medicine.

Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute is Australia’s global leader in integrative and complementary medicine research and policy. As an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 5 ranking institute, we are globally recognised for our world-class research and innovations in integrative and complementary medicine. We are committed to social responsibility and the highest degree of integrity, ethics, and scientific enquiry. From the bench to the bedside, preclinical, clinical and translational, we advance the evidence-base, focusing on quality, safety, efficacy and how medicine works.


29 September 2022
NICM HRI are investigating if a herbal preparation made from persimmon leaf extract can help treat insomnia based on a multi-compound-multi-targeted approach.

26 September 2022
Research conducted by Western Sydney University reveals young people in Australia are not receiving adequate information or education about periods and menstrual management. The research findings published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, report on the evaluation of a free web-based resource, Menstruation Matters.

6 June 2022
It previously took, on average, 6.4-8 years for endometriosis to be diagnosed with surgery. But with doctors now able to give a clinical diagnosis of “suspected endometriosis” based on symptoms and a physical examination, the time to diagnosis is likely to reduce.