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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.

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.

3 June 2016
Congratulations to Judy Jacka and NICM Adjunct Fellow, Michael Smith for their recent honorary titles awarded for the recognition of service. At the April graduation ceremony, Judy was made an Honorary Fellow of the Western Sydney University, in recognition of her distinguished service in the fields of natural therapies and complementary medicine.

31 May 2016
IBISWorld discussed in the May report, Alternative Health Therapies in Australia: Market Research Report, A natural success, industry value added is growing faster than GDP, the base of consumers using alternative health therapies is expanding and the therapies offered by the industry are continually changing.


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