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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 426052, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/426052
Research Article

Comparison of Acupuncture Effect on Blood Perfusion between Needling Nonacupoint on Meridian and Needling Nonacupoint off Meridian

1Institute of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
2Liulitun Community Health Centre, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100026, China
3Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Beijing 100020, China

Received 25 April 2013; Accepted 18 June 2013

Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher

Copyright © 2013 Wei-Bo Zhang 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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