Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute is Australia’s global leader in integrative and complementary medicine research and policy. As an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 5 ranking institute, we are globally recognised for our world-class research and innovations in integrative and complementary medicine. We are committed to social responsibility and the highest degree of integrity, ethics, and scientific enquiry. From the bench to the bedside, preclinical, clinical and translational, we advance the evidence-base, focusing on quality, safety, efficacy and how medicine works.
23 September 2021 To better support over 8,000 people living with dementia in the Canterbury-Bankstown region, Western will lead new research exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia and the city’s infrastructure.
2 September 2021 Western Sydney University is the first Australian university to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Government’s Ministry of AYUSH to appoint an Academic Chair in Ayurvedic Medicine. The collaboration will build capacity for the evidenced-based validation of Ayurvedic medicine and aligned inventions such as Ayurveda herbal medicine, yoga and meditation.
15 July 2021 Researchers at Western Sydney University’s NICM Health Research Institute have received Government funding to develop a supportive cancer care program tailored to meet the needs of Vietnamese, Arabic and Chinese women living with cancer across Sydney and the Greater Western Sydney region.
The clinical trial of SLT for vascular dementia is a multicentre study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a standardised herbal medicine formula in patients with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease with cerebrovascular disease (mixed dementia). Read more about SLT for Vascular Dementia