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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 138537, 8 pages
Research Article

Auricular Acupressure to Improve Menstrual Pain and Menstrual Distress and Heart Rate Variability for Primary Dysmenorrhea in Youth with Stress

1Department of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Sciences and Technology, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2School of Nursing, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, B402, No. 365 Minde Road, Taipei 11219, Taiwan
3Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Medical College Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
4School of Chinese Medicine-Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan

Received 8 October 2013; Revised 20 November 2013; Accepted 20 November 2013

Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher

Copyright © 2013 Yu-Jen 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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