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This graphic describes the framework of four questions that NCCIH uses to help determine which studies it will fund: Does the public use the complementary approach? Does it hold promise? Is it amenable to rigorous study? Will it impact health practices? Adopted in 2011, this framework helps determine which studies NCCIH will fund.

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