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Certificate validity 26 Feb 2016 - Feb 2017

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Date of initial review:

17 Jun 1997

Certificate validity

26 Feb 2016 - Feb 2017

Date of last visit:

26 Feb 2016
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

Articles have the name of the authors and their qualifications.

Any medical advice provided and hosted on this site will only be given by medically trained and qualified professionals unless a clear statement is made that a piece of advice offered is from a non-medically qualified individual/organization. [Nearly all articles on Quackwatch and its affiliated sites are written by or with the help of experts.]

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The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.

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Confidentiality of data relating to individual patients and visitors to a medical Website, including their identity, is respected by this Website. The Website owners undertake to honor or exceed the legal requirements of medical information privacy that apply in the country and state where the Website and mirror sites are located. [Our sites collect no electronic or personal data from visitors and do not reveal individual medical information without permission. Comments about our sites sent by e-mail may be posted without revealing the identity of the sender.]

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The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Skrabanek P. Acupuncture: Past, present, and future. In Stalker D, Glymour C, editors. Examining Holistic Medicine. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1985.
Kurtz P, Alcock J, and others. Testing psi claims in China: Visit by a CSICOP delegation. Skeptical Inquirer 12:364-375, 1988.
Melzack R, Katz J. Auriculotherapy fails to relieve chronic pain: A controlled crossover study. JAMA 251:1041­1043, 1984.
Ter Reit G, Kleijnen J, Knipschild P. Acupuncture and chronic pain: A criteria-based meta-analysis. Clinical Epidemiology 43:1191-1199, 1990.
Ter Riet G, Kleijn...

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Most recent update: January 30, 2016
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Information is provided in a balanced way.

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I have no financial tie to any commercial or industrial organization.

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Our recommended links are for products and/or services from companies that I believe offer exceptional value. Some pay a monthly fee or a commission for products offered, but others are listed simply because I like them. This income helps cover the cost of our research and site maintenance. We do not accept advertising from companies that I do not personally endorse. The advertisers, of course, have no influence on what we write about.

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Any ads or sponsored links that we carry are clearly identified as such.

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