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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
About: Alternative Medicine
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:About: Alternative Medicine
Web address:http://altmedicine.about.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct833941
Date of initial review: 01 May 2009
Validity of certificate21 Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Date of last visit14 May 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
2. Presentation of the site
Purpose of the website
About.com Health sites are for individuals who are interested in building on their knowledge of general wellness, healthy behaviors and diseases/conditions. The educational information on our sites is provided to help you better understand the medical challenges you face, as determined by your health care provider, and to complement your efforts to live your healthiest life.
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3. Confidentiality
About.com will never share, rent, or sell your personal information without your consent, unless it is required by law.
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

Hay IC, Jamieson M, Ormerod AD. Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment for alopecia areata. Arch Dermatol. 134.11 (1998): 1349-1352.

Sharquie KE, Al-Obaidi HK. Onion juice (Allium cepa L.), a new topical treatment for alopecia areata. J Dermatol. 29.6 (2002): 343-346.

Willemsen R, Vanderlinden J, Deconinck A, Roseeuw D. Hypnotherapeutic management of alopecia areata. J Am Acad Dermatol. 55.2 (2006): 233-237.
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Updated: October 26, 2007
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5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
You can email me at
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
a part of The New York Times Company.
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8. Advertising policy
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All advertising content is clearly distinguished from the editorial content by the following labels: advertisement, sponsored links, ads. We do not accept illegal advertisements or any advertisement that About.com feels is objectionable or in bad taste.

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