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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 969824, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/969824
Research Article

Electroacupuncture and Rosiglitazone Combined Therapy as a Means of Treating Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial

1Department of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Tungs’ Taichung Metro Harbor Hospital, Taichung County, Taiwan
2Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
3Department of Acupuncture, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
4Department of Orthopedics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung City, Taiwan
5College of Life Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
6Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, En Chu Kong Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
7Division of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chiayi City, Taiwan
8Department of Medicinal Botanicals and Health Applications, Da-Yeh University, Changhua County 51591, Taiwan
9School of Chinese Medicine for Post-Baccalaureate, I-SHOU University, Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
10School of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan

Received 21 February 2013; Revised 19 April 2013; Accepted 28 April 2013

Academic Editor: Gerhard Litscher

Copyright © 2013 Rong-Tsung Lin 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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