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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 304804, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/304804
Research Article

Characterizing Acupuncture De Qi in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Relations with Small-World Efficiency of Functional Brain Networks

1The Key Laboratory of Biomedical Information Engineering, Ministry of Education, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China
2Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710061, China
3Baoan Hospital, Southern Medical University, Shenzhen 518101, China
4Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100050, China
5Center for Integrative Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, 520 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Received 7 May 2013; Accepted 11 June 2013

Academic Editor: Lu Wang

Copyright © 2013 Lijun Bai 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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