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26 July 2016
Americans spent $30.2 billion―$28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children—out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches, according to a US nationwide survey. These findings come from an analysis by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

26 July 2016
Register now for this year’s ASMI Conference, Consumer Healthcare – A World of Opportunities. A formidable array of local and international speakers have been brought together for this year’s event to discuss where the industry is headed and how to leverage exciting growth opportunities in Australia and overseas.

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.

Yoga Pregnant
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.

13 June 2016
NICM research committee member, Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos, has been appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2016.

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Upcoming Seminars

NICM Health Research Institute Webinar:

Ayahuasca – From the Jungle to the Lab
Presented by Dr Simon Ruffell, Psychiatrist and Senior Research Fellow at Psychae Institute, Melbourne.
28 June, 2022, Online (Zoom)