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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 543943, 16 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/543943
Review Article

A Review of Acupoint Specificity Research in China: Status Quo and Prospects

1Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan, Chengdu 610075, China
2Foreign Languages School, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan, Chengdu 610075, China
3Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010, China

Received 15 April 2012; Revised 17 September 2012; Accepted 19 September 2012

Academic Editor: Wolfgang Schwarz

Copyright © 2012 Ling Zhao 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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