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Integrative medicine: more than the promotion of unproven treatments?

Alan Bensoussan, Kerryn Phelps, Vicki Kotsirilos, Penny Caldicott and Jennifer Hunter
Med J Aust 2016; 205 (6): 282. || doi: 10.5694/mja16.00436
Published online: 19 September 2016

We believe that Ernst1 is out of touch with international medical leadership and patient behaviour.

  • Alan Bensoussan1,2
  • Kerryn Phelps2,3
  • Vicki Kotsirilos4
  • Penny Caldicott5
  • Jennifer Hunter1,6

  • 1 National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Sydney Integrative Medicine, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 Cooper Street Clinic, Sydney, NSW
  • 4 Whole Health Medical and Dental Clinic, Melbourne, VIC
  • 5 Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, Gosford, NSW
  • 6 Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney, NSW


Competing interests:

As a medical research institute, the National Institute of Complementary Medicine receives research grants and donations from foundations, universities, government agencies and industry. Kerryn Phelps, Vicki Kotsirilos, Penny Caldicott and Jennifer Hunter are also engaged in general integrative medicine practices.

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