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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 240314, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/240314
Research Article

Effects of Somatothermal Far-Infrared Ray on Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Pilot Study

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung 40705, Taiwan
2Department of Applied Cosmetology and Master Program of Cosmetic Science, Hungkuang University, Taichung 43302, Taiwan

Received 27 June 2012; Revised 26 November 2012; Accepted 29 November 2012

Academic Editor: R. Govindarajan

Copyright © 2012 Yu-Min Ke 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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