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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 513638, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/513638
Review Article

Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture on Blood Flow in Humans with Ultrasound Color Doppler Imaging

1Department of Traditional Asian Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, 2-1, Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575, Japan
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai 980-8574, Japan
3Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8575, Japan

Received 23 February 2012; Revised 2 April 2012; Accepted 2 April 2012

Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher

Copyright © 2012 Shin Takayama 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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