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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 169692, 9 pages
Systematic Review of Randomized Clinical Trials of Acupressure Therapy for Primary Dysmenorrhea
1Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, No. 725 South Wanping Road, Shanghai 200032, China
2Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200080, China
Received 22 April 2013; Revised 21 May 2013; Accepted 8 July 2013
Academic Editor: S. Schröder
Copyright © 2013 Hui-ru Jiang 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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