The Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides CCAM education, research and services in selected CCAM therapies. The Centre offers Bachelor of Science with Honours Degree programmes in Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine, both of which meet regional and many international standards and requirements for licensure.
The Centre also offers a Master’s Degree programme in acupuncture that has been designed for healthcare professionals who want to broaden their scope of practice.
Message from the Director
Chan Vey Lian
Deputy Director, Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Senior Lecturer
BAppSc(ComplMed) (RMIT University, Australia), MClinChiro (RMIT University, Australia)
“The Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CCAM) oversees the training of Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine practitioners in a rigorous setting that involves countless hours of hands-on practical experience throughout the programmes, including clinical internships at IMU Healthcare Centres during the fourth year of study. The Centre’s faculty are committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning to generate graduate professionals who exhibit the best qualities of a competent and caring healthcare provider. The Centre provides regional leadership in health education in the CCAM professions alongside the other academic healthcare disciplines at IMU. The Centre also oversees research on CCAM therapies, as well as the delivery of service to members of the community.”
View from Our Community
Tay Pei Shen
The chiropractic programme in IMU have provided me the knowledge and shaped me into being a competent chiropractor. I am very grateful to be able to pursue and complete my chiropractic education locally. The programme is accredited by the CCEA board and it gave me the foundation to pass my CCEA board exam and it was also where I got my radiology basics which prepared me for my NZCC diagnostic imaging residency exam. I am also very thankful to be accepted and loved by the NZCC family where I was able to continue my chiropractic journey with my further studies.
Leong Jia Wai
During my time studying chiropractic at IMU, I had also attended free spinal screening event held throughout my student life. The importance of this screening event is to increase the awareness of musculoskeletal health and to introduce chiropractic care to the society. In addition, it also helped to sharpen my communication and analytical skills. In my opinion, it was really a great experience as it is something that we can't obtain it through academically and through these activities, I have found my interest in chiropractic.
Too Chow Moi
Chinese Medicine is not new to me. I was impressed with the acupuncture treatment received at IMU Chinese Medicine Centre (ICMC). After few sessions of acupuncture, my condition has improved significantly. I had been suffering for lower limbs oedema for years. Both the lecturer and students carried out their duty professionally. I will not hesitate to introduce my friends to IMU Healthcare.
Noor Shuhada Yop Ahmad
Student, MSc in Acupuncture
I’m practicing doctor and I’ve always had an interest to learn acupuncture. IMU has opened up an avenue for western evidence-based medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine to assimilate with each other. This is a great learning opportunity, and I’m proud to be among its pioneering batch of students.
Liu Chian Yong
Student, MSc in Acupuncture
Learning traditional Chinese Medicine is an eye-opener. The knowledge gained is beyond what I have expected. Integration of acupuncture to conventional treatment will benefit patients the most.