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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 187163, 3 pages
Research Article

Aromatherapy Massage on the Abdomen for Alleviating Menstrual Pain in High School Girls: A Preliminary Controlled Clinical Study

1Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Daejeon 301-746, Republic of Korea
2Brain Disease Research Center, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon 305-811, Republic of Korea
3Department of Nursing, Kimcheon Science College, Kimcheon 740-703, Republic of Korea
4Department of Nursing, Sungshin Women's University, Seoul 142-100, Republic of Korea

Received 9 June 2011; Accepted 14 July 2011

Academic Editor: Brent A. Bauer

Copyright © 2012 Myung-Haeng Hur 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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