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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 103729, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/103729
Research Article

Evaluate Laser Needle Effect on Blood Perfusion Signals of Contralateral Hegu Acupoint with Wavelet Analysis

1Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China
2Stronach Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria

Received 7 June 2012; Revised 1 August 2012; Accepted 3 August 2012

Academic Editor: Wolfgang Schwarz

Copyright © 2012 Guangjun Wang 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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