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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

6.8 Complementary

Main inclusion criteria

All aspects of testing, evaluation and provision of complementary approaches to conventional medicine in humans in a clinical, community or applied setting including:

  • hypnotherapy, massage, acupuncture and homeopathy
  • issues relating to health and social services and health care delivery
  • attitudes and beliefs of patients and health care professionals


Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
6.8 Complementary 6.8 Complementary



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 5.6 Complementary and Alternative Treatment Approaches