21 July 2016 A working group constituted by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Traditional and Complementary Medicines Program gathered at the University of Mississippi earlier this month to develop another in the series of WHO guidance documents on the utilisation of traditional and herbal medicines.
20 July 2016 AIMA has announced two prominent international presenters, Dr Robert Saper, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr Julia Rucklidge Professor of Psychology at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand for the upcoming AIMA annual conference in Sydney, 3 - 4 September.
13 July 2016 Research from NICM shows antenatal education classes focussing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as epidural use and caesarean section.
8 July 2016 1-3 October, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus. This three-day international conference is aimed at furthering the understanding of Yoga as an integrated approach in aiding preventative health, pain and disease management towards holistic wellbeing.
5 July 2016 Australia’s Health Tracker, released earlier this month, shows where preventative health policy efforts have been successful in tackling risk factors for chronic diseases in Australia. It also shows where Australia is lagging behind world standards and failing to prevent chronic diseases.
27 June 2016 Earlier this month, NICM presented a professional and public education seminar on Chinese medicine which promoted greater awareness of the potential use and new regulations for Chinese medicine in Australia.
22 June 2016 NICM PhD Candidate, Michael de Manincor discusses his latest research findings in the new international film, The science behind yoga, featuring Dr Bruce Lipton, Dr Farzahana Siraj and Sat Bir S. Khalsa.
The film features scientists, spiritual leaders and yoga teachers discussing yoga as both a science and an art, and how modern scientific research is now documenting the ancient science of yoga.
11 June 2016 A new study, entitled Complementary medicine use by the Australian population: a critical mixed studies systematic review of utilisation, perceptions and factors associated with use determined there is increasing evidence that complementary medicine (CM) services are being used by a substantial proportion of the Australian population.
3 June 2016 In June, the NCCIH in America released its 2016 strategic plan, Exploring the Science of Complementary and Integrative Health. The plan identifies the Centre’s strategic direction in complementary and integrative health research, including its current top scientific priorities for future research.