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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 739045, 10 pages
Acupuncture for the Treatment of Opiate Addiction
1School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, No. 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
2Graduate Institute of Integrated Medicine, China Medical University, No. 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
3Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Taoyuan General Hospital, No. 168 Zhong-Xing Road, Taoyuan 32551, Taiwan
4Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, No. 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan
Received 2 May 2011; Revised 15 July 2011; Accepted 14 November 2011
Academic Editor: Edwin L. Cooper
Copyright © 2012 Jaung-Geng Lin 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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