Patient Resources

What is ‘Integrative Medicine’?

Integrative Medicine combines mainstream medicine with evidence-based complementary medicine to achieve optimal outcomes in health improvement, prevention and treatment of disease as well as patient satisfaction and wellbeing.

The integrative model focuses on the cause of illness and is well suited to the care of people with chronic illnesses including cancer, heart disease, diabetes
and many other diseases.

Integrative Medicine places importance on illness prevention and patient wellness, including lifestyle assessment and intervention. Integrative Medicine encompasses a ‘whole person’ approach with a supportive and empowering patient-clinician relationship.


NIIM Clinic

The NIIM Clinic offers innovative integrative therapies and screening tools not found elsewhere under one roof. Patients can enjoy the convenience and consistency of consultations, treatment and assessment in one central location.

The NIIM Clinic is an unparalleled medical resource for those seeking:
• advice or treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
• family medicine and treatment for everyday ailments
• support in preventative health
• guidance in creating a healthier lifestyle for better wellbeing

With over 20 practicing integrative General Practitioners, specialists and allied health professionals, the NIIM Clinic is the leading integrative medical clinic in Australia.

Bookings and Appointments

Bookings can be made by calling the NIIM Clinic reception on (03) 9804 0646

Online Booking Note
Not all practitioners offer online bookings, this is at the request of each individual practitioner.

NIIM Clinic – Cancellation Policy
A minimum of 48 hours notice is required to cancel/postpone an appointment, otherwise a cancellation fee will be incurred. This will not be covered by your medical insurance.

How to get here & Accommodation

By car
NIIM is located 10 minutes East of the CBD, on Burwood Rd between Bridge Rd and Power St. Limited free parking is available for NIIM patients and guests at the rear of the building. This can be accessed via on-ramp at East side of building.

Paid parking is available at a multi-level underground car park located at Epworth Hawthorn directly opposite NIIM.

By public transport
For those on public transport, NIIM is in close proximity to Hawthorn railway station (Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein Lines), and the number 75 tram (stop number 26). We are a short ride from the CBD and adjoining suburbs.

Local Accommodation
The NIIM Clinic is located in Hawthorn, Victoria an inner Melbourne suburb and is easily accessible from many CBD hotels via Taxi or Public transport, nearby hotels with walking distance of the clinic include Amore Hotel and Quest Hawthorn.


Educational Resources

NIIM has produced a range of patient friendly Publications & CDs including:

NIIM Free Public Lectures
NIIM is committed to raising awareness of Integrative Medicine in the general and medical communities. As part of this commitment NIIM hosts and sponsors regular public health lectures and seminars on complementary and Integrative Medicine. These events feature leading speakers and are generally targeted towards the general public. View Past Lectures on the NIIM YouTube Channel.

NIIM Meditation CD’s
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’. These three albums provide the perfect introduction to anyone, young or old, interested in Meditation or Mind-Body Medicine.

The NIIM Meditation CD’s are available for Streaming, Digital Download or on CD at:



More about NIIM

The National Institute of Integrative Medicine, or NIIM, is a not-for-profit organisation, which brings together education and research in Integrative
Medicine, as well as facilitating its practice at the NIIM Clinic. Learn more about NIIM

The NIIM Research Department
In collaboration with universities and other medical bodies, NIIM conducts research into the safety and efficacy of integrative medicine and complementary therapies for the prevention, detection and treatment of disease.

The Institute conducts research in many areas including cancer, heart health, cognition, chronic diseases, and mind-body medicine. NIIM is proud to contribute to the growing scientific evidence base showing that the integrative medical approach supports the treatment of complex illnesses and also improves general health and wellbeing. Learn more about NIIM Research.