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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 808203, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/808203
Research Article

The Problem of Metal Needles in Acupuncture-fMRI Studies

1Brain Imaging Center, Goethe University, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany
2Department of Neurology, Goethe University, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany
3Department of Chinese Medicine, Witten/Herdecke Private University, 58448 Witten, Germany

Received 25 October 2010; Accepted 11 January 2011

Copyright © 2011 Florian Beissner 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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