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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 835945, 18 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/835945
Review Article

Complementary Spiritist Therapy: Systematic Review of Scientific Evidence

1Research Department, São Paulo Medical Spiritist Association, Avenida Juriti 367 SP Apto 131, 04520-000 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2Research Department, Brazilian and International Medical Spiritist Associations, Rua Pedro Severino, 323 - 1° Andar, 04310-060 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 24 June 2010; Revised 1 February 2011; Accepted 27 February 2011

Copyright © 2011 Giancarlo Lucchetti 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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