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What is ‘Integrative Medicine’?
Integrative Medicine (IM) combines orthodox and complementary medicines and/or therapies with a holistic approach, towards whole person care. The aim is to use the most appropriate and safe evidence-based medical approach to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. We need to clarify that integrative medicine is not `alternative` medicine – but `complementary` to current medicine. It is about combining safe and effective complementary medicines & therapies into practice. It incorporates the philosophy of a preventive approach to healthcare and also involves the patient as an active participant in their own healing.
The National Institute of Integrative Medicine (NIIM) was established in 2005 by Professor Avni Sali, a leading pioneer of integrative medicine in Australia. Through NIIM, Professor Sali continues his lifelong dedicated work to establish ‘integrative medicine’ as the new paradigm of healthcare. As not-for-profit organisation, the NIIM was established and is funded by the generous support of prominent individuals and companies with a commitment to furthering the work of NIIM and of integrative medicine general. NIIM combines the practice of integrative medicine with our NIIM Clinic; Education and Research.
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NIIM monthly E Newsletter containing:
- Updates on NIIM developments
- Latest research news
- Health & Wellbeing information
- Policy updates in Integrative Medicine
Invitation to attend:
- NIIM public lectures
- Special events