Received: 12 September 2019
Accepted: 17 December 2019
First Online: 18 February 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval was obtained from Western Sydney University Human Research Ethic Committee (HREC) (H12403, 6/10/2017). Informed written consent was provided by all participants in the study.
: Not applicable.
: Authors CE, KT, SG, NA, MdM, and JH are academic researchers at NICM Health Research Institute. CE declares that she is a practising GP, acupuncturist, and director of an IHC centre. SG declares that she is a practising Chinese medicine practitioner. NA declares that she is a practising GP and principal of an integrative medicine clinic. MdM declares that he is a practising psychologist and yoga therapist, director of a yoga teacher training centre, and director of a charity that provides yoga to the underserved. JH declares that she is a practising GP and has worked in integrative medicine clinics. All authors declare that, as a medical research institute, NICM Health Research Institute receives research grants and donations from foundations, universities, government agencies, and industry. Sponsors and donors provide untied and tied funding for work to advance the vision and mission of the Institute. The project that is the subject of this article was not undertaken as part of a contractual relationship with any donor or sponsor.