The National Institute of Complementary Medicine
Run by Western Sydney University, the National Institute of Complementary Medicine Health Research Institute is Australia's leader in integrative and complementary medicine research and policy. It plays a key national role in ensuring Australians have access to reliable evidence on complementary medicines and treatments in wide use, and is globally recognised for its world-class research and innovations in integrative and complementary medicine. The institute conducts research that advances our knowledge and understanding of natural and traditional medicine and promotes evidence-based integrative healthcare. Its research includes clinical trials, laboratory testing and policy work and is concentrated in four areas including healthy hearts: preventing and treating cardiovascular and metabolic disorders; healthy minds: preventing and treating neurocognitive and mental health disorders; healthy women: promoting sexual and reproductive health; and healthy lives through cancer: staying healthy through the cancer journey. It also undertakes research in traditional and indigenous medicine, mind and body therapies and medicinal cannabis. Funded by the commonwealth and NSW governments, the institute was established to provide leadership and support for strategically directed research into complementary medicine and translation of evidence into clinical practice and relevant policy to benefit the health of all Australians.