Heather McLeod


Body, Mind, Soul,


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Research Organisations: New Zealand

The New Zealand Centre for Evidence-based Research into Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ENZCAM) at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.


ENZCAM was established in 2005 with the aim to research the efficacy and safety of

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), with a particular focus on CAM in the New Zealand setting. The centre acts as a focal point to develop novel research ideas in the field of CAM and foster partnerships with researchers both within New Zealand and overseas.





The need for such a Centre in New Zealand was one of the key recommendations made by the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Complementary and Alternative Health (MACCAH).


The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Complementary and Alternative Health was established in June 2001 under section 11 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000.


The purpose of the Committee was to advise the Minister of Health on issues to do with complementary and alternative health, and specifically to provide advice in areas such as regulation, consumer information needs, research, and integration. The Committee was funded to mid-2004 and the Committee's term ended on 30 June 2004.







Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) 


ESR "provide operational science and research services which underpin New Zealand's health, justice and biosecurity systems. Our mission is to protect people and their environment through science - Manaaki tangata taiao hoki."


In health, the areas in which research is provided are: Food Safety; Water Management; Communicable Disease; Population and Environmental Health; and Public Health Surveillance. ESR undertook "a project funded by the Ministry of Health that examined the contribution of rongoā Māori to indigenous wellbeing and identified issues for the ongoing sustainability of traditional Māori healing in New Zealand."  







The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association - New Zealand (AIMA-NZ) 


“AIMA is an independent not for profit organisation of individual medical practitioners seeking to provide whole person medical care by integrating evidence‐based complementary medicine into mainstream practice. Mission Statement: To act as the peak medical body promoting the practice of evidence‐based integrative medicine, research and education as the gold standard for optimising wellbeing, prevention and management of disease in Australasian healthcare systems.”




ENZCAM MACCAH AIMA-NZ MACCAH Publications Flag of New Zealand

Health system information from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

HiT New Zealand 2001 HiT NZ Summary 2002 NZ Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health

NZ Health System ESR Rongoa Maori project

Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine