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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 383257, 9 pages
Auricular Point Acupressure for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Feasibility Study for 1-Week Treatment
1School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, 3500 Victoria Street, 440 Victoria Building, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA
3Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Taiwan
4World Academy of Auricular Medicine, FL, USA
Received 28 February 2012; Revised 8 May 2012; Accepted 8 May 2012
Academic Editor: David Baxter
Copyright © 2012 Chao-Hsing Yeh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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