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17 April 2017
Native Americans didn’t only use black cohosh to treat female reproductive problems such as “menstrual irregularities”, they also used it for pain, fever and cough.

12 April 2017
The blossoming partnership between Western Sydney University and the world-leading Beijing University of Chinese Medicine was on display at April graduations as the first cohort of students who studied in Beijing received their testamurs. The Dean of the School of Science and Health, Professor Gregory Kolt, says the graduation ceremony highlights how Western Sydney University and NICM work with international partners to produce job-ready employees .

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3 April 2017
NICM welcomes two philanthropic gifts totalling $10 million – the largest in the University’s history. The Blackmore Foundation, Marcus and Caroline Blackmore's personal philanthropic trust, and Australian natural health company Blackmores, are each gifting $5 million to the University.

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24 March 2017
NICM and UNSW researchers are investigating in a pilot clinical trial if acupuncture is effective in treating the symptoms of endometriosis, a gynaecological disease that causes pain and/or infertility and affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.

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21 December 2016
As the year draws to a close, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our colleagues and stakeholders who have worked with us towards our vision. Next year marks a historical occasion for NICM, celebrating its 10 year anniversary and a year of further growth and development for the Institute.

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30 November 2016
NICM is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Carolyn Ee as the Jacka Foundation Senior Research Fellow. Professor Alan Bensoussan, NICM Director said the newly created position will help increase the integration of well-evidenced complementary medicine into routine healthcare with formal collaborations with hospitals and health centres.

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30 November 2016
NICM’s annual caucus meeting provided an important opportunity to discuss the Institute's five strategic goals that underpin Institute’s vision and mission, expanding research programs, healthy hearts, healthy minds, healthy women, healthy lives post-cancer, and hear from fellow expert speakers.

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26 October 2016
Researchers from NICM, Cardiac Health Institute, and Centre for Evidence-Based Chinese Medicine at Beijing University of Chinese Medicine are investigating the health benefits of Tai Chi for heart disease, hypertension and quality of life in an international clinical trial currently underway in Sydney and Beijing.

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21 October 2016
The Australian Government’s response to the Review of Medicines and Medical Devices Regulation marked a key milestone in NICM’s work to secure regulatory reform that provides greater incentives for industry investment in research and development, and has been well received by the complementary medicine sector since its release in September.

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21 October 2016
An industry partner program between NICM, Western Sydney University and Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Corporation Ltd. is now underway to investigate safeties of possible new Chinese medicine ingredients and evidence to support use in Australia and promote the further research and development of therapeutic products.

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