Ride with Mike – Update

January 16, 2019

For those following, Mike is currently riding the Tour Down Under, following the professionals each day. Michael’s comments on Day 1: 15 Jan 2019 “Today I completed the Tour Down Under day 1 milestone training ride, a distance of 120.9k with 584 meters of climbing and I averaged 28.7kph, I'm happy with that.” Day 2: “Tour Down Under day 2 milestone training ride complete. Today I rode a distance of 142.5k with 1,271 meters of climbing and at an average speed 26kph. I'm very happy with today's effort especially considering it...


NIIM Research NewsFlash

December 19, 2018

Published (11 Dec 2018): Karin Ried, Nikolaj Travica, Avni Sali The Effect of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract on Gut Microbiota, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Markers in Hypertensives: The GarGIC Trial Frontiers in Nutrition 2018, 5 (122) “Kyolic aged garlic extract is effective in reducing blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, and has the potential to improve arterial stiffness, inflammation, and gut microbial profile. Aged garlic extract is highly tolerable with a high safety profile as a stand-alone or adjunctive antihypertensive treatment, with multiple benefits for cardiovascular health.”


NIIM Clinic Holiday Hours

December 19, 2018

Dear NIIM Clinic patients, Please see below for NIIM Clinic holiday dates: NIIM Clinic (Melbourne) The NIIM Clinic will be closed for the holidays between the 23rd of December and the 1st of January. The clinic will be reopening on the 2nd of Janurary. NIIM Gold Coast NIIM Gold Coast will be closed for the holidays between the 22nd of December and the 1st of January. The clinic will be reopening on the 2nd of January.  


Follow ‘Ride with Mike’ – Proudly supported by NIIM

December 6, 2018


What is ‘Ride with Mike’?
Ride With Mike aims to raise public awareness about the importance of early detection, intervention and prevention of cancer, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mike will attempt to ride three European Grand Tours in the one year and on the same day as the professional cyclists.

The Grand Tours include the Giro d’Italia, the Tour De France and La Vuelta, the Tour of Spain. This is a total of approximately 10,400 kilometres in just 63 days.


NIIM Symposium ‘Integrative Medicine – The Art & Science’ in review

November 30, 2018

Many thanks to everyone who joined us for our 5th Annual Symposium recently. What a fabulous program with 30 International & Australian speakers covering the key themes of Cancer, Pain, Inflammation, Paediatrics & Children’s Health, Brain Health, Cognition, Dementia & Healthy Ageing. The program included keynote lectures, interactive workshops, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and scientific abstracts. Delegates were also offered energising Tai Chi or stretching exercises during lunch breaks on both days of the symposium. This year we also included an optional half-day Masterclass on “Integrated Management of Cancer: Emerging...


NIIM Meditation CD’s now available on streaming and digital download services!

October 24, 2018

NIIM is happy to announce that our three Meditation and Mind Body Medicine CD's are now available on streaming and digital download services including Spotify and Apple Music or iTunes. NIIM has produced three CDs ‘An Introduction to Meditation & Mind Body Medicine’ Volumes I and II as well the new ‘An Introduction to Meditation & Mind​-​Body Medicine – For Kids’ specifically targeted at children. These three albums provide the perfect introduction to anyone, young or old, interested in Meditation or Mind-Body Medicine. Featuring introductions by Professor Avni Sali, the...


Dr Syed Adnan joins the NIIM Clinic

October 11, 2018

Beginning this October, Dr Syed Adnan joins the NIIM Clinic.

Dr Syed Adnan is an Integrative GP covering the whole spectrum of Mind Body Medicine with special focus on mental health, chronic fatigue, metabolic syndrome, weight and weight loss, and improving vitality motivation and drive to live and prosper.


Just published: Rare Fungal Infection Linked to a Case of Juvenile Arthritis

September 3, 2018

The NIIM Research Department has just published it’s latest article Rare Fungal Infection Linked to a Case of Juvenile Arthritis. Abstract Juvenile arthritis with unknown disease etiology is also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Symptoms include joint pain, swelling, and stiffness, and standard treatment involves immunosuppressant medication. Here we present a case of juvenile idiopathic arthritis with severe malnutrition and worsening of symptoms, which restrained a nine-year-old girl to a wheelchair with minimal movement capacity and low energy during standard immunosuppressant therapies over the course of three years. Our innovative Pathogen Blood Test combining…


Japanese Acupuncture Tongue Diagnosis Study

August 16, 2018

A research study is being conducted at the National Institute of Integrative Medicine to investigate whether the characteristics of a person’s tongue could be useful in diagnosis in Toyohari Meridian Therapy (a Japanese form of acupuncture) like it is Chinese medicine acupuncture.


Dr Stephen Jelbart joins the NIIM Clinic

June 25, 2018

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Stephen Jelbart has joined our team at the NIIM Clinic! Stephen is a GP with over 30 years’ of experience. He has a special interest in nutritional medicine and extensive experience in Preventative Medicine, Personal Development and Motivation, Lifestyle Counselling and Performance Enhancement. His special interests include: Nutritional Medicine, General Practice, Men’s Health, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Stress Management. Find out more about Stephen here To make an appointment with Stephen, call reception on 03 9804 0646 or email to


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