Guidelines for Clinical Research on Acupuncture
(1995; 68 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentForeword
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Glossary
Close this folder3. Goals and objectives of the guidelines
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View the documentObjectives
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• To provide basic principles and applicable standards for researchers and acupuncture practitioners to prepare and conduct clinical evaluation on the effectiveness of acupuncture.

• To provide basic criteria for peer review and monitoring research proposals as well as implement the results of the research.

• To facilitate the exchange of research experience and other information so that a body of reliable data for the validation of acupuncture can be accumulated.

• To provide criteria for interested policy-makers to select and determine the application of acupuncture.

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