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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 613596, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/613596
Research Article

The Use of Integrative Therapies in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in Shanghai, China

1Department of Neurology, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 528 Zhangheng Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 201203, China
2Department of Neurology, Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China
3Department of Neurology, Putuo District Center Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200062, China
4Center for Clinical Effectiveness Evaluation, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China
5Department of Neurology, Pudong New Area Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201200, China
6Department of Neurology, Shanghai Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200071, China
7Department of Neurology, Longhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China
8Laboratory for Neurology of Institute of Integrative Medicine, Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai 200093, China
9Department of Neurology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200092, China
10Department of Neurology, Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China
11Department of Cardiology, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China

Received 5 August 2013; Revised 16 November 2013; Accepted 19 November 2013

Academic Editor: Wenxia Zhou

Copyright © 2013 Weidong Pan 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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