ICNM - Institue for Complementary and Natural Medicine

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ICNM History

In 1928, Nina Hosali founded The Nature Cure Clinic (NCC).

The NCC took a pioneering approach to natural medicine by offering free

treatments to those who could not afford them. At the time, this was a highly innovative and visionary approach to health.

For almost 20 years after Nina’s death in 1987, the NCC continued as a charity, running a small clinic and offering affordable treatments. The NCC then decided that it was unable to reach out sufficiently with its limited resources and began to look for a new way to continue Nina’s vision on a larger scale.


In 2007, the NCC and the Institute for Complementary Medicine (ICM) merged to form the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM). The ICM was founded as a charity in 1982 and established the British Register of Complementary Practitioners (BRCP) in 1989.

The BRCP is one of the longest-running, multi-disciplinary registers of CAM professional practitioners in the UK. It promotes quality, best practice, raising educational standards and integrated medicine.

The ICNM offers a career structure from Therapist, Practitioners, Senior Practitioner to Fellow and has many contains many divisions in Complementary medicine (covering over 100 therapies).