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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 480950, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/480950
Review Article

Scalp Acupuncture for Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

1The Center of Neurology and Rehabilitation, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical College, Wenzhou 325027, China
2School of Chinese Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
3The Second People's Hospital of Hefei City, The Affiliated Hefei Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230022, China
4Department of Neurobiology Acupuncture Research, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310005, China

Received 1 July 2012; Accepted 26 August 2012

Academic Editor: David Baxter

Copyright © 2012 Yan 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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