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.