In February we saw the NICM's Adjunct Associate Professor, Vicki Kotsirilos, be the voice of reason in a story covered by Fairfax's Sydney Morning Herald regarding the American paper released which stated that herbal supplements didn't always contain the ingredients on the label.
Media Release: The debate around industry funding of a new research centre, to be established at La Trobe University earlier this year, provided Professor Alan Bensoussan with an opportunity to respond to emerging challenges to evidence-based CM research.
12 March 2014Media Release: NICM is undertaking clinical research into the use of a standardised Chinese herbal medicine formula to treat vascular dementia. A Multicentre, Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness and Safety of Sailuotong, a Standardised Chinese Herbal Medicine Formula in Patients with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease with Cerebrovascular Disease.
Media Release: Professor Kelvin Chan and Dr Valentina Naumovski from the National Institute of Complementary Medicine along with Dr Srinivas Nammi from the School of Science and Health are investigating how a traditional Chinese medicine, extracted from a mushroom, interacts with two common cancer drugs. The project, which is supported by UWS and PuraPharm Pty., Ltd., Australia, is part of a wider study to determine if the mushroom extract could be used as an adjunct therapy for cancer.
11 November 2013
The opening of Chris O'Brien Lifehouse last week sees a major advancement for patients using integrative medicine in their cancer treatment.
The Lifehouse LivingRoom is a purpose built integrative medicine centre that will provide supportive services, education and complementary therapy treatments that can be used in partnership with clinical care.
13 June 2013 Media Release: Professor Alan Bensoussan has been awarded the prestigious International Award for Contribution to Chinese Medicine by the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies (WFCMS) in Beijing.
Aug 28, 2012
Media Release: The National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NCIM) welcomes the launch of Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney as a major step forward for cancer patients seeking integrated care.
Aug 16, 2012
Media Release: Traditional yoga practice has been shown to benefit elderly people with insomnia and can help to improve their mental and emotional health, according to Professor Marc Cohen from RMIT University.