NICM's programs encompass all aspects of the research agenda for complementary medicine, from pure basic research in the laboratory; to clinical trials tailored to address the challenges of testing the efficacy of medicines already in use; to the translation of research evidence into clinical practice and community use. NICM researchers have specific strengths in:

  • Traditional medicines, and in particular, Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • The use of complementary medicine to achieve enhanced outcomes for people with non-communicable diseases (cancers; cardio-vascular disease; dementia; stroke)
  • Complementary medicine for individual and community wellbeing
  • Public policy for complementary medicine, including a particular focus on regulatory reform